State of Maine

 

Annual Town Meeting, Waterboro, Maine

 

The Inhabitants of the Town of Waterboro, qualified as herein expressed and met at the Waterboro Town hall at the stated time on June 13, 2009 and transacted the following business pursuant to the foregoing warrants:

 

ARTICLE 1: Jon Gale made the motion for Robert Powers for Moderator. Douglas Foglio Sr. seconded. Dennis Abbott made the motion for nominations to cease. Tammy Jo Girard seconded. Voted-passed. Cast of ballots were made for Robert Powers for Moderator to preside over said meeting. Town Clerk, Kerry Thorne, swore Robert Powers into office

 

ARTICLE 2: Moderator Robert Powers read the article to elect by secret ballot all necessary Town Officials at 7:07 am and to close the polls at 8 p.m.

 

The results of the secret ballot are as follows: Total Votes Cast: 513

 

SELECTMAN/ASSESSOR/OVERSEER OF THE POOR {3 YR TERM

(VOTE FOR 1)}

 

GROVER, EVAN – 148

LITTLEFIELD, GORDON L JR - 334

 

 

SAD 57 BOARD OF DIRECTORS (3 YR TERM)

SILVA, HEATHER N - 384

 

WATER DISTRICT TRUSTEE (3 YR TERM) Total Votes Cast: 236

CHARLAND, DAVID - 85

MCCOY, TIMOTHY S – 98

SAMPSON, MATTHEW - 29

 

 

The polls closed at 8:00 p.m. After closing of the polls, the meeting was recessed until Saturday June 13th, 2009 at 10 am at the Massabesic Middle School in said town at which time the remainder of the warrant was acted upon.

 

54 were present at opening of the budget meeting at 10 a.m.

 

Moderator Robert Powers announced the Municipal Officers election results and the referendum question results. Robert Powers also set guidelines of the meeting.  Robert Powers introduced Tina Cote as representative of the Finance Committee to comment on the budget. Dennis Abbott the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen commented on the difficulties in getting this years budget together.

 

ARTICLE 3:  Dennis Abbott made the motion to accept the reports of several Town Officers for the year ending June 30, 2008. Seconded by Tammy Jo Girard. Voted-passed.

 

ARTICLE 4:  Dennis Abbott made a motion to accept as read to vote that all credit balances be zeroed out excluding Library Roof to be carried forward.To be spent under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. Seconded by Tina Cote. Voted-passed

 

                ARTICLE 5: Douglas Foglio Sr. made the motion to accept Board of Selectman recommendation on Article 5 to raise and/or appropriate $528,076.00 from Taxation plus  dog fees; $40,000.00 state General Assistance reimbursement;  $10,826.00 from Miscellaneous Fees and $10,528.67 from Surplus for a total of $589,430.87  for General Government expenses pertaining to: Custodian, Selectmen, Administrative Secretary, Motor Vehicle Agent, Town Administrator, Committee Secretary, Town Planner, Mileage, Training & Goal Planning, MMA Dues, Dues, Office Supplies, Postage, Permitting Town Pit, Tax Bills, Telephones, Town Engineer, Legal & Registry, Computer Consultant, Audit, Town Reports, Health Officer, Communications-media web page, Office Equipment, Computer Equipment, Advertising, Interpreter, Area Selectmen’s meetings, Incidentals Expense, Volunteer Recognition, Animal Control,  General Assistance, Town Clerk, Elections, Microfilm & Restoration, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Health/Dental Insurance and Retirement, with the stipulation that employee’s hours can not be cut lower then the 32 hours without coming back to the voters for approval, seconded by Mike DeAngelis. Voted-Passed

 

                 ARTICLE 6: John Cloonan moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise/appropriate $130,334.00 from Taxation; $66,812.00 from Ambulance Subscription; $23,000.00 from Rescue Billing Fund; $34,138.00 from Rescue Equipment Fund;  $5,000.00 from Rescue Billing Fees and $19,653.00 from Excise for a total of $278,937.00 for Loans, Leases for the year ensuing, Lease payment of Engine #1, Ladder Truck, Squad Truck, Ladder/Tanker Truck, Zolls Deliberators,  principle and interest of the $1,000,000.00 (one million dollar bond) passed at the Annual Town Meeting held March 11, 2000 (maturity date in November 2011), principle and interest of the $200,000.00 (two hundred thousand dollar bond) passed at the Special Town Meeting held September 9, 2008  (maturity date in May 2015), Computer Lease, Caterpillar tractor lease, photocopier leases. Seconded by Lisa Bennett. Voted – passed

 

                  ARTICLE 7: Douglas Foglio Sr. moved to raise and/or appropriate $163,483.00 from Taxation and $6,247.00 from Surplus for a total of $169,730.00 for   Unemployment Compensation, Social Security, Worker’s Compensation,  Insurances,  Medicare  and  Return to Work , Tax Anticipation Note  for the year ensuing, with the stipulation that they go out to bid for the insurance. Chris Binette seconded. Voted-Passed

 

                  ARTICLE 8: Tammy Jo Girard moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation raise and/or appropriate $59,000.00 from Taxation for Municipal Building   Equipment and Maintenance Street Lights, Fuel Oil, Traffic Lights, and Electricity, plowing and sanding of Municipal Parking Lots.  Seconded by Douglas Foglio Sr. Voted-Passed

 

                  ARTICLE 9:  Dennis Abbott moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $65,616.00 from  Taxation  and $1,500.00 from Surplus for a total of $67,116.00  for Assessing Department for the year ensuing.  To be spent with approval from the Board of Selectmen. Seconded by Jon Gale Voted-passed

 

                  ARTICLE 10:  Douglas Foglio Sr.  moved to accept Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $45,000.00 from Department Revenue, $17,870.00 from Miscellaneous Fees and $13,139.00 from Surplus for a total of $76,009.00 for the salaries of the Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, and for operational expenses for the year ensuing, and to negotiate with the Code Officer her hours to allow the office to be open minimum 5 days a week by working 2 half days. To be spent with approval of the Board of Selectmen. Motion seconded by Chris Binette. Motion made by Judy Fay to allow non-resident Town employees to speak. Seconded by Willis Lord, voted-passed.  Motion to cease discussion made by John Cloonan, seconded by Tina Cote voted passed. Main motion Voted-passed

 

                   ARTICLE 11: Tina Cote  moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to will raise and/or appropriate $ 62,653.00 from Taxation and $4,000.00 from Department Revenue for a total of $66,653.00 for the upkeep and maintenance, of the Waterboro Public Library and to help defray cost of operating expenses, Librarian, Books and Supplies for the year ensuing.  To be spent with approval from the Board of Selectmen. Brigit McCallum seconded. Voted-passed

 

                 ARTICLE 12: Pam L’Heureux moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $56,203.00 from Taxation,  $111,055.00 from Department Revenue for a total of $167,258.00 for the Waterboro Parks & Recreation Department, Capital Improvements  and for an Attendant at the boat launch located on Ossipee Lake, sponsors of any fishing tournament outside of regular manned hours, will pay for an attendant and/or have a trained inspector to inspect all boats and trailers for growth or plants.  Hours will be dawn to dusk. Seconded by Mike DeAngelis. Voted-Passed

 

 

                   ARTICLE 13: Jon Gale moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise will raise and/or appropriate $16,181.00 from Planning Board Revenue, $11,048.00 from Miscellaneous Fees and $1,777.00 from Surplus  for a total of $29,006.00    for the Waterboro Planning Board for the year ensuing.  To be spent with approval from the Board of Selectmen except for legal fees. Seconded by Tammy Jo. Voted-passed

 

ARTICLE 14:  Tina Cote moved to accept as read Board of Selectmen recommendation raise and/or appropriate $2,000.00 from Zoning Board Revenue for Zoning Board of Appeals for the year ensuing. Seconded by Jon Gale. Voted-passed

 

                 ARTICLE 15:John Cloonan moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $59,516.00 from Taxation,  $32,290.00 from Department Revenue, $175,922.00 from Excise; $66,634.00 from Miscellaneous Fees; $170,000.00 from Rescue Billing Fees;  $1,068.00 from Rescue Billing Fund; $60,000.00 from Rescue Equipment and $12,500.00 from Ambulance Subscription; for a total of $577,930.00 for Fire Department Services,  Ross Corner Fire Company, Hydrant Rental for the ensuing year. Any Rescue Service revenues in excess of $20,000.00 at the end of the year be held in an account designated only for the purchases of equipment and shall be spent only with Town Meeting approval except in the cases of emergency including but not limited to equipment replacement or repair, and then only with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and the Fire Chief as outlined in the Town of Waterboro Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Ordinance adopted October 28, 1997, seconded by Lisa Bennett. Voted-passed

 

                    ARTICLE 16: Jon Gale moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to will raise and/or appropriate $286,406.00   from Taxation;

                              $87,000.00  from Department Revenue; $75,611.00  from Excise  and $138,000.00      from Transfer Station Capital Account for a total of $587,017.00 for Solid Waste Disposal and Maintenance of the Transfer Station Area and Capital Improvements for the Transfer Station for the year ensuing.  seconded by Cindy Moore. Motion made by Tina Cote to Cease Discussion, seconded by Dave Watson, voted-passed Main motion Voted – passed

 

                    ARTICLE 17: Douglas Foglio Sr. moved to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell recycled materials and all proceeds to be credit toward the Transfer Station (capital) account. Seconded by David Watson Voted - passed

 

                    ARTICLE 18:  Douglas Foglio Sr. moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to will raise and/or appropriate $595,597.00 from Excise, for Road Department for Salaries, Health/Dental Insurance, Retirement, Mileage, Electricity, Radio,  Tractor Repairs, Fuel, Snow Plowing/sanding Contracts, Sand & Salt Stockpile, Cutting of Brush, Seal Coat and Tar, Roads and Bridges, Striping, E-911  signs,  Ditching of roads and plowing, sanding and snow removal on  the sidewalk located on the West Road up to Massabesic High School for the year ensuing.  To be spent under direction of the Road Commissioner with fiscal approval from the Board of Selectmen and adherence to the purchase order policy. Seconded by Mike DeAngelis Voted-passed

 

ARTICLE 19:  Willis Lord moved to accept as read Board of Selectman        recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $60,295.00 from URIP Road Block     Grant for road repair on the Chadbourne Ridge Road between Webber Road and             New Dam Road. To be spent under direction of the Road Commissioner with   fiscal approval from the Board of Selectmen and adherence to the purchase order            policy. Seconded by Tammy Jo Girard. Voted-passed.

 

                   ARTICLE 20: Willis Lord moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation raise and/or appropriate $14,705.00 from URIP Road Block Grant, $45,000.00 from Excise for a total of  $ 59,705.00  for Additional  Road Ditching on Town Roads. To be spent under direction of the Road Commissioner with fiscal approval from the Board of Selectmen and adherence to the purchase order policy. Seconded by Tammy Jo Girard. Voted-passed

 

                 ARTICLE 21: Willis Lord moved to authorize the Road Commissioner with fiscal approval from the Board of Selectmen to spend public funds on emergency winter maintenance for public safety reasons only on private property out of the winter maintenance account. Seconded by Fred Fay Voted-passed

 

                 ARTICLE 22:  Pam L’Heureux moved to accept as read to recommend to raise and/or appropriate $2,910.00 from Miscellaneous Fees for EMA Department for the year ensuing.  To be spent with approval from the Board of Selectmen. Seconded by Tammy Jo Girard Voted -passed

 

                 ARTICLE 23: Willis Lord moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $32,612.00 from Miscellaneous Fees and $2,500.00 from Cemetery Trust for a total of $35,112.00 for Recycling Committee $2,500.00; Cemeteries $ 2,500.00; Memorial Day $3,000.00; Taylor Frye Leavitt House $5,000.00 ; Waterboro’s share of a regional Public Access Facility $21,632.00 and Road Review Committee $480.00 Seconded by Pam L’Heureux Voted –passed.

 

                ARTICLE 24:  Ron Perro moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $8,100.00 from Miscellaneous Fees for the following agencies:                                        

     

York County Community Action            $ 3,500.00                                                     

York County Shelters                            $ 1,100.00                                           

So. Me. Senior Agency on Aging           $2,750.00                                          

York County Food Rescue                    $ 750.00                                

 Seconded by Debbie Downs. Voted-passed

 

                 ARTICLE 25: Tammy Jo moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to raise and/or appropriate $ 68,217.00 from  Excise  for the  Contract York County Deputy Sheriff. Seconded by Jon Gale. Voted-passed

 

                ARTICLE 26: Willis Lord moved to accept as read Board of Selectman recommendation to will allow state revenues from registration fees derived from the registration of snowmobiles to be placed in a separate account for the maintenance of Fire Roads for the year ensuing and to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief, Road Commissioner and a Representative from the Snowmobile Club. Seconded by Betsy Watson Voted- passed

 

               ARTICLE 27:  Douglas Foglio Sr. moved to authorize the Collector of Taxes to charge interest at the rate of 9% per year on all unpaid taxes remaining unpaid on the 31st day after the date of mailing. The motion was seconded by Cindy Moore Voted – passed

 

               ARTICLE 28: Douglas Foglio Sr. moved to set the rate of interest at  8 % on abated property taxes due to overvaluation, as per 36 M.R.S.A. §506-A. seconded by Cindy Moore. Vote -passed

 

 

ARTICLE 29: Willis Lord moved to authorize the Tax Collector or Treasurer to accept prepayments of taxes not yet committed pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. §506. Douglas Foglio Sr. seconded motion. Voted-passed

 

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Willis Lord, seconded by Tina Cote. Voted-passed at 11:38 am June 13, 2009

 

 

 

Kerry E Thorne

Town Clerk