Minutes

 

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

September 26, 2017


1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion made by Ed Walsh to approve the agenda, seconded by Kimberly Stacey-Horn. Motion approved.


2. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Motion made by Ed Walsh to approve the minutes from September 12, 2017, seconded by Kimberly Stacey-Horn. Motion approved.


3. DEPARTMENT HEAD / COMMITTEE CHAIR UPDATES:

A. Transfer Station

Bob Mann presented the Board with information regarding Trioano Waste Services and the renewal of their contract for 3 years. Trioano offered a 3 year contract with rate of $248 per haul with a 3% increase over the next 2 years, and rental fee of $75 per month. After discussion and recommendation from the Transfer Station Superintendent, the motion was made and passed to renew the contract with Troiano.


4. OLD BUSINESS:

A. Maintenance / Zoning

Jen and Elise met with the CEO regarding the violations. It was decided that Mr. Paul would go back to regular work on Wednesdays and work in the violations as he had in the past.

B. Road Committee Survey

Waiting for information to come in after the Road Committee meeting scheduled for September 27.

C. Special Town Meeting

The Board will discuss a date at the next meeting.


5. NEW BUSINESS:

A. Sand Bid

The Town of Acton is sending out requests for 2017 Sand Bids, they will be advertised in the Smart Shopper.

B. General Assistance Public Hearing

Jen Roux explained the Guidelines for General Assistance put in place by the State of Maine. She explained there is a public hearing on October 10, 2017 to notify the public of the changes to guidelines.

C. Marijuana Committee and Moratorium

A committee of six residents has been chosen to gather and present information to the Board regarding recreational marijuana. Elise Miller read a sample Moratorium. A motion was made to vote on Recreational Marijuana by secret ballot, the motion was passed. More will be discussed at the next meeting.

D. Greg Vermette - Marijuana

Greg Vermette expressed his disappointment regarding the 2 minute rule for comments. The Board listened and thanked him for his time.


6. PUBLIC COMMENT: Michael Maccrum appreciated the Board moving forward with voting with a secret ballot on Recreational Marijuana. Brendan Meehan criticized the Board for showing their personal opinion regarding Recreational Marijuana. Richard Nass praised the Board for their opinions and how they are looking out for the best interest of the residents. Dr. Williams asked if the town has reports on how much money comes in for "Neighbors helping Neighbors" and information on how we determine if people are eligible for funds from this account. He also stated that he believes Marijuana is much safer than alcohol, but he is concerned that the town will be over run with stores selling Marijuana. . Lois Michaud stated to the Board that she believes it is their responsibility to walk the perimeter of the town line every year. The Board is unaware that this is a requirement and asked the town administrator to look into that and discuss it at the next meeting.


7. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A. Girl Scouts Informational September 27 6:00pm (School)

B. Applefest / 5K September 30 - 9:00am

C. Town Report Letters Due October 6

D. ZBA/Rec/Cemetery Openings


8. UPCOMING MEETINGS:


A. Road Committee September 27 - 6:00pm

B. Cemetery Committee - September 28 - 5pm

C. October Meetings


9. MEMBERS PRESENT: Ed Walsh, Elise Miller, Kim Stacy-Horne

10. OTHERS PRESENT: Paul Poyant, Joe Ruma, Richard Nass, Michael Maccrum, Cindy Hart, Brendan Meehan