Town of Cranberry Isles
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
4 September 2007
Great Cranberry Community Center


Dan Lief, Chairman, BOS Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk Richard Beal
Aaron Gray, BOS Chris White, MAC Patricia Bailey
Hal Newell, BOS Malcolm Donald, MAC Tom Watson
Denise McCormick, Town Clerk Phil Newell Karin Whitney
Eric Dyer, Facilities Supervisor Sarah Newell Morri Newell

I. Call to Order: 8:43 A.M. by Chairman Dan Lief.

II. Review / Approval 08/14/07 Minutes
Aaron Gray moves to accept the Board of Selectmens Meeting Minutes as written for August 14, 2007. Hal Newell seconds the motion. Motion passes.

After review with previous minutes of June 2007, the Board of Selectmen stands with the Deputy Clerks Minutes as written in reference to Animal Control Officer Appointment.

III. Review / Signing Financial Warrants

Warrant #38:$ 5589.88
Warrant #39:$ 5496.01
Warrant #40:$ 22713.67
Warrant #41:$ 57522.49
Total:$ 91322.05

IV. Communications

V. Old Business
A. Manset Seawall

Eric Dyer is asked to obtain a professional opinion regarding the deterioration of the Manset seawall on TCI property. It is suggested to meet with Kleinschmidt Associates, speak with the town attorney, and a possible meeting with Town of Southwest Harbor Public Works. Selectman Lief requests this item be moved to high priority with the drafting of a medium to long term plan. A quote from Mystic Stoneworks has been received for repairs, and Prock Marine has also agreed to look at the site.

B. GCI Gangway

C. Junk Car Removal

D. LCI Transfer Station
Previously discussed, Section IV, Communications.

E. Municipal Building
Dan Lief moves to retain Jason Pickering of Islesford as consultant to work with Facilities Supervisor, architects, and the Municipal Advisory Commission (MAC) to present the Town with plans for use at public hearings for a proposed new town garage. Aaron Gray seconds the motion, with a unanimous vote by Hal Newell. Motion passes.

Public hearings are hoped to take place in September or October, with a special town meeting hoped for late November. The special town meeting will be to request approval for the project from the voters.

F. Water Resources
A proposed survey dealing with availability, use and potential pollution of TCI water resources and septic and waste disposal systems will either be mailed or possibly included in the next town report. It is believed that the results of such a survey would be scientifically helpful to town planning. It is believed that the Island Institute could be very helpful, especially with GIS mapping of septic and wells. When former Fellow Eric Dyer accepted the position of Facilities Supervisor with the town, Cranberry Isles also lost the services of an island fellow. The Institute does plan to send a fellow to help with the rejuvenation of Great Cranberry; the town of Cranberry Isles as a whole has lost the services of an island fellow. It is further noted from the audience that when GCI Residents were solicited for a need for their own fellow, they were also assured that Islesford would still have their own fellow for the town.

G. School Consolidation
No update at this meeting.

(Taken out of order):  Chairman Lief takes up transportation issues at this point in the meeting.

(Taken out of Order) The Selectmen have received a letter from Hancock County Planning Commission and Washington Hancock Community Agency who are seeking Community Development Block Grant funding for a county-wide well and septic system replacement program. This program would serve income-qualifying residents and provide them with safe drinking water and waste water disposal. This program would operate at no financial cost to the town. The Selectmen agree to send back the initial expression of interest in well and septic replacement program, with Eric Dyer listed as the contact person. It is also suggested by the Board that the town office also check for other programs for septic and well replacement that may be already in place.

(Taken out of Order) Chris White brings up the installation of public interest payphones at GCI and Islesford. The wiring at GCI is installed and ready for the payphone installation. Islesford is still waiting for approval from the Cranberry Isles Fishermans Co-op for the wire to cross Co-op land.

(Taken out of Order) Inquiries are received from the audience related to the Longfellow School roof repairs and the GCI Firehouse shingling. The Facilities Supervisor will call Barb Meyers (School Board) and Norman Sanborn (Zone 1, Fire Department) to find out for plans for the projects which have been approved.

VI. New Business
A. Affordable Coast Fund

Working Waterfront Professional Development Grants are available through the Island Institute. "Grants are available in the area of professional development for community members, harbor planning boards, harbormasters and fishermen to build capacity and long-term sustainability for island and coastal communities. Funds are available for harbormasters, including yearly harbormaster certification and the 100-hour police course. Funds are available to offset tuition or testing fees for maritime captains licenses, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping training courses, software and other maritime-related courses or trainings not listed here." Applications are available at the town office (244-4475).

B. SHIP 2008
Efforts are underway to apply for a SHIP 08 grant to repair the GCI Dock. The deadline for the grant application is September 28, 2007. The Board of Selectmen requests a formal proposal from the Facilities Supervisor with projected costs and a timetable by November 01, 2007. The use of volunteers, not employees, is strongly encouraged to do the grant work.

C. Islands Health Initiative
The Board of Selectmen / Assessors have received an invitation from the Maine Sea Coast Mission for meeting on November 3rd and 4th in Belfast. "Representatives from all ten islands will gather to discuss, plan, and implement the next steps" of the Health Initiative. Margaret Blank (EMT) and Wanda Harmon-Porter (Health Officer) have both volunteered to attend. Phil Whitney (First Responder) may also be willing to attend. The Town Clerk will check with Phil and respond to the letter by the September 07 deadline. The Mission will provide one nights accommodations as well as meals.

D. TCI Mooring Inspections

E. MAC Quarterly Workshop
The Municipal Advisory Commission will meet on Saturday, September 15, 2007 to work on the budget process. Selectman Lief and Eric Dyer will set up a meeting, to take place by next Wednesday, with both Zone 1 and Zone 2 Fire Chiefs to discuss budget needs. Tom Watson is asked to volunteer with the meeting for input as a veteran firefighter.

VII. Other Business

VIII. Adjournment: 11:07 A.M.
Aaron Gray moves to adjourn the meeting. Dan Lief seconds the motion. Motion passes.

The next scheduled Board of Selectmens Meeting will take place on
Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at Islesford.
Please note: The public is encouraged to attend.

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