Thursday, August 18, 2016

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – AUGUST 16TH

The following is a summary of what took place Tuesday night at the Town Council meeting.

Under Council Orders, Resolutions and Ordinances –

1. Traffic Speed/Frequency Equipment – The Council approved by a vote of 6-0 because Councilor Metivier was excused to purchase a CRR-CK-BT Radar Recording Kit for $3,325.00. These funds will come from the forfeiture funds account.

2. Planning Board Route 9 Feedback and Conclusions – Chairman Don Fellows briefed the Council on the Planning Board findings and made a few recommendations. Chairman Bickford of the Town Council did not call for a vote because Councilor Metivier was excused. Should never have happened.

3. Request to Bid Projects – The Council voted 6-0 to approve for the Public Works Director to go out for bid on several projects.

4. Discontinuing Winter Maintenance – The Council voted 6-0 to send out notification to property owners on Hasey Street and the parking area surrounding the municipal parking lot off Main Street in Lisbon Falls.

5. Public Hearing for Road Bond – The Council voted by a vote of 6-0 to set September 6th as the date for a Public Hearing on the Road Bond.

6. Public Hearing for Loader Bond – The Council voted by a vote of 6-0 to set September 6th as the date for a Public Hearing on the Loader Bond.

7. Public Hearing for Charter Amendments – The Council voted by a vote of

6-0 to set September 6th as the date for a Public Hearing on the Charter Amendments.

8. Council recommendation on Road Bond – The Council voted 6-0 to move forward on the Road Bond.

9. Council recommendation on Loader Bond – The Council voted 6-0 to move forward on the Loader Bond.

10. Council recommendation on Charter Changes – The Council voted 6-0 to move forward on the Charter Amendments.

11. Auditing Other Services – The Council voted by a vote of 6-0 to approve additional auditing services not to exceed $13,000.00.

12. Maine Downtown Network Community & Trademark Sublicense Agreement – The Council voted to approve $1,000.00 by a vote of 6-0.

13. CDBG Lisbon Falls Revitalization – The Council approved to apply for a grant with matching funds of $80,000.00 on the $400,000.00 grant.

14. Davis Street Sidewalk – The Council approved by a vote of 6-0 to go ahead and solicit bids for this project.

15. Fire Department Truck 6 Extras – The Council voted by a vote of 6-0 to apply $7,854.00 to extra work on Truck 6 to come out of the Apparatus Refurbishment account.

Under Other Business – The Town Manager encouraged citizens to attend the swearing in of the new Police Chief Marc Hagan on September 1st at 0900 hours. Liza Ward also updated the Council on the EMA progress.

Larry Fillmore