Thursday, April 7, 2016

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING/WORKSHOP – APRIL 5TH



Last Tuesday night, our Town Council held a meeting.  The following is a summary of what took place.

Under Council Orders, Resolutions, and Ordinances –

1.     Phone System Contract & Network Hardware – The Council approved this by a vote of 7-0.  This authorized the Town Manager to enter into a contract with Oxford Networks for phone service.
2.    Paving Request for Proposal – The Council approved by a vote of 7-0 to go out for bid for $425,000.00 contingent on final budget adoption.
3.    Request for Complete Projects – The Council approved by a vote of 7-0 to go out for bid on the following projects:  Used Chipper-$15K-$20K; Culvert Purchases - $20K; Ground Speed Controls – unknown; Library Additional Work - $43,050.00.  These projects will be paid out of Winter Public Works - $38K; Public Works - $25K- and Town Building - $5K.
4.    Sewer Studies – The Council approved this by a vote of 7-0.  This will cost $25,500.00.
5.    Route 9 Zoning Change – The Council approved this action to move it along to the Planning Board by a vote of 6-1.  Councilor Kolbe voted NO.
6.    Amend 86-6 Town Disbursement Warrant Policy – The Council approved this policy by a vote of 7-0.
7.    Amend 86-81 Internal Control Policy – The Council approved this policy by a vote of 7-0.
8.    Designate Municipal Officers – The Council appointed Councilor Brunelle and Kolbe.
9.    Fire Department Car 1 Bid Award – The Council approved the bid to Rowe Auburn in the amount of $23,668.87 by a vote of 7-0.
10.    Set Date for School Budget Validation Referendum – The Council approved the date of June 14, 2016 by a vote of 7-0.
11.    Set Date Public Hearing for 2016-2017 School Budget – The Council approved the date of May 10, 2016 by a vote of 7-0.
12.    Cooperative Service Agreement with Department of Agriculture – The Council approved for the Town Manager to enter into the agreement by a vote of 7-0.

Under Appointments –

1.    Appoint Election Clerks – There was a long list of individual that was approved by a vote of 7-0.
2.    Appoint Warden Wards 1 &2 – Rick Roberts was approved by the Council for both by a vote of 7-0.
3.    Civil Constable – The Council approved Randall Burnham by a vote of 7-0.

This ending the meeting and the Council moved into a Workshop to discuss the budget proposal for Parks and Recreations.  The Parks Department was increased by $5,808.00 and the Recreations Department was increased by $43,487.00.  This brings the total so far of $658,108.00.

Larry Fillmore