Town of Cranberry Isles
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
20 April 2007
Town Office, Islesford


Dan Lief, BOS Chair Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk
Aaron Gray, BOS Eric Dyer, Island Institute
Hal Newell, BOS Courtney Chaplin
Denise McCormick, Town Clerk Sally Rowan
Bill McGuinness, Facilities Supervisor  

I. Call to order: 3:02 P.M. by Chairman Dan Lie

II. Review / Approval 04/03/07 Minutes
Dan Lief moves to accept the minutes of the April 03, 2007 Board of Selectmens Meeting as written. Hal Newell seconds the motion. Motion passes.

Selectman Lief announces the resignation of Facilities Supervisor Bill McGuinness. A job description for the position is read and the job opening will be posted on Islesford and Great Cranberry. The desire is to find an individual on the islands who is also familiar with the islands. If a suitable candidate is not found on the islands, then the position will be advertised further. Mr. Lief suggests that interviews start next week with himself, Aaron Gray, Hal Newell and Denise McCormick participating in the interviews. Resumes and a cover letter should be submitted to Denise McCormick, Town Clerk.

III. Review / Signing Financial Warrants
Warrant #12:$ 4082.74
Warrant #13:$ 2469.00
Total:$ 6551.00

All warrants were signed by the Selectmen.

IV. New Business
B. (Taken out of order) Review / Signing: IDR Liquor License

A liquor license renewal is approved by the Board and is signed by Selectman Gray and Selectman Newell. Dan Lief abstains.

C. Review / Signing: MEDEP Transfer Station* Application for Islesford
*Available for review at the Town Office

The Town now has consent from the abutting landowners at Islesford for a transfer station at the town garage property. An application will be submitted through Civil Engineering Services (CES) and could take approximately three to four months to process. Funds for some improvements at the site in anticipation of the transfer station are available in the solid waste department budget. Plans may include the following:

Chairman Dan Lief signs the application for the transfer station. Funds for the applications are included in todays warrants.

A. (Taken out of Order) Discussion: High Speed Internet and TCI
The ad hoc committee for high speed internet research includes Hal Newell, Bruce Komusin, Bill McGuinness, and Dan Lief. Three proposals have been researched and each proposal offered more information. The most recent proposal from Jim McKenna of Red Zone appears highly professional, gives precise information, assumes business risk and introduces mesh technology as an option. Approximately five to ten transmitting radios would be required, and a tiny router antenna would be required for the homes purchasing high speed. There may be an opportunity to create a partnership with Red Zone by using our Manset Facility as a base station. User costs are estimated at approximately $100.00 for the installation fee, and approximately $39.95 per month for the service.

Public Hearings are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2007 following the Selectmens Meeting at GCI. The first hearing would be for GCI, and then a hearing on the same day at Islesford. A May 9, 2007 Special Town Meeting is tentatively scheduled for seeking approval from the voters. Eric Dyer, Island Institute Fellow is prepared to answer questions from the public as to high speed internet inquiries.

V. Audience Communications
Zone 2 Fire Chief Courtney Chaplin informs the meeting that the Fire Department has a back up plan for 2007 winter storage for the new vacuum pumper truck. Dan Lief moves for Mr. Chaplin to report back to the Board on the kind of truck we intend to purchase and winter storage plans that will coincide with the town plans for the Town Garage Site at Islesford. Aaron Gray seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Hal Newell. Motion passes.

VI. Executive Session: Personnel Issue: 3:45 P.M.
Hal Newell moves that the Board go into executive session to discuss a personnel issue pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A. 405. Aaron Gray seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Dan Lief. Motion passes.

3:56 P.M.: Meeting is convened into regular session.

Hal Newell moves to adjourn the meeting. Aaron Gray seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Dan Lief. Motion passes.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Great Cranberry Island.
Please note: The public is encouraged to attend.


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