Minutes

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

TOWN OF ACTON

OCTOBER 14, 2010

 

SALUTE TO THE FLAG:

1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.

2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Approved as written.

3.  OLD BUSINESS: None.      

4.  NEW BUSINESS:

(1) GENERAL ASSISTANCE ORDINANCE HEARING: The hearing was opened by Larissa Crockett who explained the appendices. The hearing was closed and on a motion by Ted, the General Assistance Ordinance Appendices A-C for 2010-2011 were adopted.

            (2) ROAD POSTING ORDINANCE: The need for a year-round weight ordinance to protect our roads was discussed. Selectmen will prepare an ordinance and present it at a public hearing on November 11, 2010.

            (3) APPOINTMENTS -CABLE COMMITTEE AND ELECTION CLERKS: Brian Cochrane, Barbara Seckar, Virginia Deboer and Mary Waterhouse were appointed to the Cable committee until June 30, 2011 and Lorraine Yeaton, Nancy Ruma, Dorothy Brigham and Erica Mrazik were appointed Ballot Clerks until June 30, 2012.

            (4) MARY GRANT COMMITTEE: Eric Gallagher reported that the outhouse at the Mary Grant property has to be replaced and that he has talked with CEO Ken Paul about installing a cement holding tank. On a motion by Ted, Selectmen voted to approve whatever the CEO permits.

            (5) BALCH LAKE BRIDGE ACQUISITION OFFER & SETTLEMENT: On a motion by Ted, an Administrative Acquisition Offer Letter and Settlement Agreement was signed  as part of the  Maine Department of Transportation’s project for the replacement of the bridge at Balch Lake between Acton and Newfield.

5. OTHER BUSINESS: Barbara Seckar reported a Pumpkin Carving Event at the Mary Grant Nature Preserve on October 23 beginning at Cider and donuts will be served.

Dennis Long noted that holding tanks are illegal. He said this was voted several years ago. He also reminded Selectmen that there are still building violations in the Town Hall that have not been corrected, namely panic bars on Town Hall and Library doors, ramp replacement, Library ramp repair,  fire alarms in Town Hall.

 

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS: SELECTMEN TO MEET AT SHAPLEIGH TOWN HALL OCT. 22, 8AM, RE:EMERY MILLS DAM. Elaine Beck expressed her concern about the lake level and what the Town’s position on this is. Elaine was invited to attend the meeting in Shapleigh.

Absenter ballots for the June 2 election are available.

Larissa reported on the successful, first ever, bus tour of the OWLS, with 48 persons attending the boat cruise on the Mount Washington.. She expressed thanks to the Acton Trading Post for the donation of chips, Dunkin Donuts for donation of coffee, Boonies for donation of soda, and Subway for the discount on sandwiches.

7. ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at .

8. MEMBERS PRESENT: Larissa Crockett, Ted Kryzak, Bill Shields

9. OTHERS PRESENT: Barbara Seckar, Marian Elliott, Doris Nevison, Brian Cochrane, Paul Poyant, John Moore, Dennis Long, Bob Anderson, Delores Lopez, Peter and Elaine Beck, Sam Gagnon, David Winchell Jr.,  Chip Venell, Joe Ruma, Eric Gallagher, Scott and Holly Mooney, Ethan Current, Carol Long, Lorraine Yeaton