Town of Cranberry Isles
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
9 January 2007
Islesford Neighborhood House

Attendance:

Phil Whitney, Chairman, B.O.S Cynthia Lief
Dan Lief, B.O.S. Robin Richman
Aaron Gray, B.O.S. Michael Richman
Denise McCormick, Town Clerk Courtney Chaplin
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk Karin Whitney
Bill McGuinness, Facilities Supervisor Sheila Krasnow
Eric Dyer, Island Institute Iann Krasnow
Eve Harrison, M.F.C. Jeff Berzinis

I. Call to Order: 8:30 A.M. by Chairman Phil Whitney

II. Review / Approval 12/05/06 Minutes

Dan Lief moves to accept the 12/05/06 Board of Selectmens Meeting Minutes with above corrections. Aaron Gray seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Phil Whitney. Motion passes.

*Taken out of order: Robin Richman requests to ask questions in regard to the private property and shooting of guns. Ms. Richman was not able to attend the December B.O.S. meeting where this issue was discussed. The Board reviews the item. (See section VI, C, 12/05/06).

III. Review / Signing Financial Warrants

Warrant # 53:$ 7273.27 (Dec 2006 bill)
Warrant # 54:$ 17632.81 (Dec 2006 bill)
Warrant # 55:$ 979.50 (Dec 2006 bill)
Warrant # 01:$ 4207.81 (2007)
Warrant # 02:$ 44533.34 (2007)
Total:$ 74626.73

All warrants were signed by the Selectmen.

IV. Communications
A. Thank You Letter-American Red Cross

A thank you letter has been received from the American Red Cross for the 2006 donation of fifty dollars ($50.00).

B. Thank You Letter-Emmaus Homeless Center
A thank you letter has been received from the Emmaus Homeless Shelter for the 2006 donation of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

V. Appointments / Resignations
A. Appointment: Denise McCormick-Registrar of Voters

The semi-annual appointment for Registrar of Voters is signed by the Board of Selectmen.

Dan Lief moves to appoint Denise McCormick as Registrar of Voters. Phil Whitney seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Aaron Gray. Motion passes.

VI. Old Business
A. Status: E-911 Compliance Progress

Great Cranberry: Letters have gone out to private road-abutting land owners. Many responses have been received, and thus far, at least four private roads have a majority of owners agreeing on the names.

Islesford: Bill McGuinness reports that the numbering process is approximately ninety-five percent (95%) complete, with only three to four private drives left.

The next step of the process will be to send the completed numbering to the state, and to notify property owners of their physical addresses.

B. Status: Beal & Bunker Subsidy Negotiations
Selectman Lief requests that the "subsidy" be dropped from the agenda and replaced with "discussions". The town is aware of the history of ferry companies not making money; the town is here to work with Beal & Bunker. Transportation is important to and from the islands, and this will take a medium to long term approach. There appears to be no quick fix. Discussions with Beal & Bunker continue with Dan Lief, Hal Newell, and Bill McGuinness. In the next couple of months, it is hoped to have a written report on where the town is at with the discussions.

C. Discussion: GCI Shooting Range Research

VII. New Business
A. Approval: Harbor Master-Course Attendance

Selectman Whitney requests Board approval for GCI Harbormaster Rodney Wimer to attend harbormaster training in Castine on March 22-24, 2007. Mr. Wimer will need no overnight accommodations, as he intends to stay with friends. The fee for the course is two hundred dollars ($200.00), plus meal expenses.

Phil Whitney moves to send Rodney Wimer to the March Harbormaster Training in Castine with the maximum expense of three hundred dollars ($300.00). Dan Lief seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Aaron Gray. Motion passes.

B. Schedule Public Hearings-Proposed Harbor Ordinance

*Taken out of order:
XI. Audience Communications

VIII. MFC Report
A. Town Office

Pole jacks have arrived and are being installed at the town office in preparation of the delivery of a fire proof safe for town records.

B. Roads Maintenance
Bill McGuinness reports that Harding Point Road will also be receiving badly needed pot hole work. Blair Colby is to fill the holes to within 3/4 of an inch from the top with gravel, and then the pot hole filler will be added. Selectman Whitney encourages this project to proceed in the near future.

C. Manset Maintenance
The warehouse door has been repaired by PDQ Doors.

D. Manset Business Development
Warehouse rental spaces have been rented for one car and one boat.

E. Parking Administration
Parking request calls have already started coming in at the town office. Letters will be sent in March.

F. Town Property Inventory/Usage
Bill McGuinness is in the process of having a sign company make signs to post for the no shooting on town property.

G. GCI Store/Public Restrooms
No communication at this time.

H. Trash Disposal
Bill McGuinness has contacted all abutters of the Islesford Town Garage Site in reference to permission for a transfer station at the location. Two abutters are prepared to sign off. A request has been made to include in the paperwork a responsibility of the Town in the future to keep the location up to standards. C.E.S. is moving forward with the application process.

I. Wharves/Floats/Ramps/Harbors
The Sutton Island Float has been hauled out and stored by Roy Hadlock.

J. Grants

K. Leases & Real Estate
No communication at this time.

L. Budget & Warrants
To be discussed later in the meeting at the workshop session.

IX. Town Officer/Committee Reports

X. Other Business

XI. Workshop:
A. Initial Budget Review
B. Initial Warrant Review
C. Initial Town Report Outline

Chairman Whitney announces that the board will now go into workshop session, and the public is welcome to stay, however no input or conversation from the audience will be entertained during this part of the meeting.

XII. Executive Session
11:20 A.M.- Phil Whitney moves to go into executive session according to 1 M.R.S.A. §405, personnel matters. Dan Lief seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Aaron Gray. Motion passes.

11:30 A.M.-Phil Whitney moves to return to regular session. Dan Lief seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Aaron Gray. Motion passes.

*Audience Communications continued:
A GCI resident asks about the whereabouts of last years sand allotment for GCI. Very little sanding took place on GCI last year, and it would seem that some would be left over for this years use. Bill McGuinness will follow up on this inquiry.

XIII. Adjournment: 11:33 A.M.
Phil Whitney moves to adjourn the meeting. Dan Lief seconds the motion, with a unanimous motion by Aaron Gray. Motion passes.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Selectmens Meeting will be held on
Tuesday, February 06, 2007, at 8:45 A. M., to take place at
 the Great Cranberry Island Community Center.
Please note:  The public is encouraged to attend.

 


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