Upcoming Agenda


March 27, 2018




A. District 2 Road Commissioner

Road Commissioner David Winchell said although he was a bit frustrated with the prior Saturday's meeting, he was more curious if the Board knew if he'd be called in front of the W/F. Chairman Miller stated she believed he would be called back. Additionally Mr. Winchell stated he preferred it wasn't a Saturday meeting. Lastly the discussion of the Bridge article came up, and he asked if there was a way for any left over money to go into an account towards the repair of said bridge.

B. Cemetery Committee

Lois Michaud reminded the public that the cemetery committee would be out and about now that spring was here and asked that people watch for her and the committee.


A. Atlantic Broadband Agreement

Department Head Mike Corey reviewed the document with the Board and noted there were very little changes from the prior agreement. It is again for 10 years, but at 4.5%, instead of 5.0%. It was agreed by the Selectmen that the Town Administrator would send it to Bourque and Clegg to review before final signatures.

B. Flat Ground Road

Chairman Miller stated that after meeting with Brad Morin, it is his recommendation that this agreement go before the Town Meeting. Additionally, Mr. Morin recommended getting signatures from each property owner before moving to far forward. Cindy Hart felt like it only needed to be signed by 3/4 of the property owners, after discussion it was decided that the Town Administrator would speak to Attorney Morin for additional clarification of what he was looking for.

C. Buzzell Road

Town Clerk Jennifer Roux pointed out that in June of 2010, the motion and results of Article 41 were at the beginning of the warrant because someone motioned for someone to act on the article out of order. The result is the article did not pass.

D. Recreation Dept Fees

The Town Administrator stated that after Saturday's budget meeting, the Rec Committee agreed to leave the registration fees at $20.00. Mrs. Roux asked if the Board thought they should increase the non-residents to possibly $30.00; after discussion the answer was no. All rec fees are to stay the same.

E. Marijuana Ordinance Review

The Town Administrator presented the minor changes to the proposed ordinance, per Bourque and Clegg. Instead of the preamble that was on it, they recommended changing it to read, " WHEREAS, the Town of Acton deems it in the best interest of its citizens to prohibit retail marijuana business within the Town, without affecting cultivation or distribution of Medical Marijuana as allowed by 22 M.R.S.A. Chapter 558-C, or personal use of marijuana or home cultivation of marijuana for personal use as allowed by 7 M.R.S.A. ยง 2452; NOW THEREFORE the Town of Acton does ordain as follows:" The Board accepts such changes and will sign an order calling for the secret ballot election at the next meeting.


A. Annual Town Meeting Warrant - Budget Recap/Updates

The Board of Selectmen reviewed their budget workshop from Monday and announced the following adjustments: $5,000 FD Truck Fund, $5,000 FD Capital Improvements Fund, $70,000 FD Cap on New Truck Purchase, Removal of the Gym Painting Project, Removal of the Blueberry Hill Generator Proposal, $8,800 Removal of the RC Stipends, and dropping the special article for a statutory reserve fund to assist road associations from $150,000 to $50,000.

B. Office Assistant

The Town Administrator noted that due to the shifting of positions to Code Enforcement, she now has an opening for an office assistant. The position will be posted as soon as possible.


Cindy Hart mentioned that there is a DEP erosion and sentiment class this Thursday in Saco, cost is $75.00.

Dennis Long approached the Board with three thoughts. First he believes that the easement that Lenknowski wanted everyone to sign may be an oversight. Secondly, regarding the Rec Dept he would encourage them to go out and get sponsors and businesses as it has been done in the past. Lastly, he questioned the truck that the Fire Dept is looking to purchase and feels that we've already been very supportive of the Town and we should save some money.

Rollin Waterhouse spoke to the Board about two items. First he asked what the status of Flat Ground Road was. Secondly, Mr. Waterhouse asked that the Board reiterated to everyone that they should only be using the W/F email accounts, not private accounts.

Brendan Meehan addressed the Board and stated that he felt the Selectmen allowed a Town employee to disrespect, harass and demean a resident in this Town. Mr. Meehan stated that Mr. Williams and Mr. Gore have both been assaulted by this employee and he demanded disciplinary action be taken.


04/03/2018 - Special Town Meeting / No Board of Selectmen Meeting

04/10/2018 - Iron Tails Saloon Liquor License 7pm

04/13/2018 - Deadline to file Nomination Papers (Selectmen, Dist 2 RC, School Comm. x2)

04/28/2018 - Hazardous Waste Day 9:00am - 12:00noon


03/29/2018 Cemetery 5pm

9. MEMBERS PRESENT: Ed Walsh, Elise Miller, Kim Stacey-Horn

10. OTHERS PRESENT: Karen McManus, Richard Nass, Greg Vermette, Paul Poyant, Dennis Long, CIndy Hart, Lois Michaud, Robin Ham, Rollin Waterhouse, Paul Poyant, Joe Ruma, Eric Dewalgna, Jennifer Roux