APPROVAL OF AGENDA: A
motion was made by David Winchell Jr. to approve the Agenda. Kimberly Stacy-Horn seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
MINUTES OF LAST MEETINGS
07/13/2022: A motion was made by Tom McGurty to approve
the Minutes of 7/13/2022. Kimberly Stacy-Horn seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
07/20/2022: A motion was made by David Winchell Jr. to
approve the Minutes of 7/20/2022. Kimberly Stacy-Horn seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
07/27/2022: A motion was made by Kimberly Stacy-Horn to
approve the Minutes of 7/27/2022. David Winchell Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
ADMINISTRATOR WEEKLY UPDATES:
Town Administrator reported that the Mousam Lake Regional Association sent a
letter of thanks to the Town and Select Board for the use of the Election Hall
for the presentation of the Safe Boating Class which will be a required class
as of 2024.
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club has sent an invitation to the Select Board to
attend the September 24, 2022, dedication of the MIAMonument at the Southern Maine
Veteran’s Cemetery on Stanley Road.
monthly Sheriff’s Report reported that there was a reckless conduct violation,
a violation of protection, and a domestic violence incident.
Tax Commitment Workshop was scheduled for Tuesday,
August 23, 2022, to determine the tax rate. The Select Board Meeting for August
would be cancelled.
DEPARTMENT HEAD / COMMITTEE
A. Fire Chief Rick Smith announced
that he had been promoted at his full time job and would no longer be able to
fulfill his duties as the Acton Fire Department Chief. He would assume his new duties later this month. He has been Fire Chief for three years as of
November 1st, and has enjoyed
working with the Department. He would
like to remain as an active member of the Fire Department. He will assist with the process according to
the Ordinance to seek out a new Fire Chief. The Select Board thanked him for his service
to the Town.
Dan Krampetz reported that he had been elected Chair of The Mary Grant
Committee. He reported that at the
Committee meeting the committee set a date of September 10, 2022, for a Town
wide Picnic/Barbeque, bring your own food event will be held at the Mary Grant
Preserve. Also, on October 23, a pumpkin decorating event will take place with
the Rec., and in the winter a snowman building event will be held.
Will Langley, District 1, reported that the work is being done on West Shore Drive in advance of the
paving project. He also reported that he
has repaired washouts on Acton Ridge Road, H Road, and Mann Road due to the recent
storms. He also reported that Carroll
was going to ride the roads with him to determine the amount and cost of the
materials that will be needed for road maintenance.
7. LIASION UPDATES
will meet with the Chairs of the Warrant
& Finance Committee and the Capital Improvement Committee next week.
Transfer Station, Fire Department: No report
Committee: Kim reported that she has met with Samantha Singleton and the local
Brownies will have a food Drive on September
from to . The Ice Cone Truck will be present.
Fairfield Farms has partnered with the Rec for a fund raiser to sell Fall Mums
with preorders delivered on September 24, 2022. The cost would be $9.00 a plant with $4.75
going to the Rec.
also said the permit for the Rec parking lot is underway and she will procure
the pole number.
The School and Cemetery Committees will meet
later. Kim will meet with APAT next week.
Roads & Road Committee is still waiting on the West Shore Drive plans.
met with Code Enforcement and Land Use regarding the Land Use Secretary
Mary Grant Committee meeting was reported on by Dan Krampetz.
Conservation / Forest Committee has not met yet.
A. CEO Complaint/Inquiry Form: Jason
Sevigny reported that he has finalized the form incorporating changes
B. CEO Policy: The Policy will be
presented at the next meeting for the Select Board’s approval.
Gathering Permit Update: The Form is outdated. David Winchell Jr. reported that there was a major traffic problem at
last weekend’s Renaissance Faire and a better traffic control plan needs to be
developed. The number that constitutes a
Mass Gathering needs to be revised. Tom McGurty asked if the admission count
from the Faire could be obtained and reviewed.
A motion was made by David Winchell Jr. to approve the Appointment of James
Driscoll to the Cemetery Committee. Kimberly Stacy-Horn seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
Session 405 6 A. 1 Personnel Matter - Land Use Secretary:
A motion was made by Kimberly Stacy-Horn to enter
Executive Session. David Winchell Jr.
seconded the motion. All in favor,
motion carried 3-0.
A motion was made by Kimberly Stacy-Horn to
exit Executive Session. David Winchell
Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor,
motion carried 3-0.
Sevigny thanked everyone for the process of choosing a receptionist for the
Code Enforcement Office and he would like to accept Candidate A as a good fit
for the position. He stated, “ After interviewing the applicants for the Land
Use Secretary position, I want to thank every one that applied. I’d also like to acknowledge that the chosen
Candidate is a receptionist that will be performing secretarial duties in my
department. Although all the candidates
had strong qualities that made them stand out, I would recommend Candidate A to
the Select Board. This person had
impressive office skills and excelled in their listening and communication
skills. During the interview process,
additionally, I believe the personality portrayed by this individual would suit
the office and my current work environment. Lastly, I believe Candidate A would be able to learn and grow with me at
my pace. In addition to these
attributes, Candidate A comes with a strong letter of recommendation from a
neighboring Municipal leader.”
motion was made by Kimberly Stacy-Horn to approve Candidate A for the position. David Winchell Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
Broder spoke regarding the timeline for the process to write a Warrant Article
regarding the transition from the Town Meeting to the Written Ballot at
the November election.
Town Administrator stated that the process and correct timeline would be a
public informational meeting on August 17, 2022, and on
September 2 , 2022, 45 days before the election for the Select
Board to sign the order, and 30 days before the November 8th election hold a
Broder also spoke on the correct procedures to recognize speakers to be
observed during a Select Board Meeting. He believes that this is a more
constructive way to conduct a meeting.
RFP - August 10, 2022: Adam Doliber is the
Report Letters due - August 12, 2022
Hall Water RFP - August 17, 2022: Two bids have been
Bridge Fence - Awaiting Owner Signature
Parking Lot - Awaiting Driveway
Permit: Kimberly Stacey-Horn has started on the Application.
- Thursday, August 4, 2022
4, 2022 Planning
8, 2022Forest / Conservation
18, 2022 Planning
Rec Committee 9:00am
31, 2022 Select
motion was made by David Winchell Jr. to Adjourn the Meeting. Kimberly Stacy-Horn seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried 3-0.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Tom McGurty, David Winchell, Jr. Kimberly
ATTENDANCE : Rick Smith, Jason Sevigny, Bernard Broder, Dan