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									                                      Camden Select Board
                                       Minutes of Meeting
                                        October 28, 2008

PRESENT:      Chairperson John R. French, Vice-Chairperson Sharon Gilbert, Karen Grove, Anita
              Brosius-Scott, Deborah Dodge, Town Manager Roberta Smith and Town Attorney Bill
              Kelly. Also present were members of the public and press.

                                            Contents

   1. Public Input on non-agenda items.

   2. Consideration of the following recommendations from the town’s Parking, Traffic &
      Transportation Committee:
         a. Add an American Disability Act (ADA) van accessible parking space in the first
             angled space in the Mechanic Street Parking lot.
         b. Add an additional ADA space in front of the Post Office adjacent to the current
             handicap space and mark it as a 15 minute space with the left side van accessible.

   3. Bid Award:      Wastewater Truck

   4. Discussion of Draft Emergency Operations Plan w/ Chief Farley

   5. Approval of the withdrawal of $15,000 from the Storm Sewer Reserve Fund for the Town’s
      share of the Knowlton Street drainage project that was completed by the School District.

   6. Consideration of the appointment of Larry Gross as member of the Cemetery Association

   7. Report on Contingency Fund expenditures

   8. Endowment funds review

   9. Status review of Board’s 2008 Goals

   10. Committee Reports

   11. Manager’s Report
          a.     Review of Knox County’s 2009 Budget Calendar
          b.     Healthy Maine Walks Coalition
          c.     Certificate from Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Activity
          d      Engineering work for Spring Street sewer improvements

                                       Minutes of Meeting

Chairperson French called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

   1. Non-Agenda Items:

       Resident Nancy Caudle-Johnson read her letter to the Select Board regarding the letters to
       the editor submitted to by Select Board members Anita Brosius-Scott and Sharon Gilbert
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       relative to the Tannery citizen petitions. (see attached). She also read a letter from the
       attorney representing the Tannery citizen petitioners regarding the Conservation
       Easement. (see attached)

       Board member Anita Brosius-Scott apologized for the misuse of word “ownership” in her
       letter to the editor. She did not intend to speak of ownership because she knew it was not
       conveying ownership but rather the easement. It is still her understanding that once the
       wording and the easement is conveyed and that wording is resolved it cannot be changed.
       She would also like to correct their attorney, John Bannon that she did not urge a vote
       against the measure. She did not urge a vote one way or the other in her comments.

       Manager Smith reported that the hosting of the Pop!Tech Conference last week was very
       successful and it was also a successful boost to the economy.

       John French received a request to amend the agenda for consideration of two off premise
       liquor applications for two events being done at the Camden Opera House. All Board
       members were in favor of amending the agenda.

   1a. Karen Gove made a motion to approve Mainely Bartenders for an off-premises liquor
       license to serve alcoholic beverages for the following:
           a. Intermission at the Working Girls Concert at the Camden Opera House in the
              Katherine Aldridge Tucker Room on November 14, 2008 from 9:00 pm – 9:30
              pm.; and
           b. Intermission at the Maine Literary Festival at the Camden Opera House in the
              Gentlemen’s Club on November 7, 2008 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
       Deborah Dodge seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   2. The Board considered recommendations from the town’s Parking, Traffic & Transportation
      Committee. Parking Committee Chair Quinn reported that they received a request for more
      handicap spaces that are drive-in and not parallel. The Committee discussed the various
      ones in town and learned from the Ticket Officer Sukeforth that handicap spaces by a law
      are automatically double. For example a 15 minute handicap space is really 30 minutes. In
      the last meeting they did ask the Ticket Officer how the handicap spaces are used and he felt
      they are used heavily throughout town and we could probably use some more.

       Board member Brosius-Scott asked the Parking Committee Chair Mary Quinn if the Parking
       Committee is requesting the addition of a parking space or the relocation of a parking space,
       and if so do they feel an additional space is needed. Because there was no affirmative
       answer to her question she recommended that the Post Office space be moved, as requested
       by the committee, not one added; and that the addition of a handicapped space be
       considered subsequently if the Parking Committee specifically recommended the addition
       of a space.

       After further Board discussion with Chair of the Parking Committee,

       Karen Grove made a motion to approve adding an additional van accessible handicap
       parking space in front of the Camden Post Office adjacent to the current handicap
       space and designate this space for 15 minutes; approve placing a van accessible
       handicap space in the Mechanic Street parking lot near the sidewalk and designate it
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       as two hours; and schedule a public hearing on November 12, 2008. The motion was
       seconded by Sharon Gilbert. The motion passed on a 4-1-0 vote (Brosius-Scott
       opposed).

   3. Anita Brosius-Scott made a motion to award the bid for the Wastewater Dump Truck
      to O’Connor GMC the low bidder for $32,751. Deborah Dodge seconded this motion.
      The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   4. The Board held a preliminary discussion concerning the Draft Emergency Operations Plan
      with Fire Chief Farley. Chief Farley reported as part their emergency planning efforts and
      the town’s need to be NIMS compliant the town will need to develop an Emergency
      Operations Plan. The town needs to adopt an Emergency Operations Plan as a prerequisite
      to be eligible for future Homeland Security Grants.

       No action was taken on this as there will be a follow up discussion at the next meeting and
       the Fire Chief will have a basic Emergency Operations Plan ready for consideration for the
       Board to adopt. This will only be a draft because he will be working on an Emergency
       Management Ordinance with the Town Attorney that will need to be adopted at a Town
       Meeting. Chief Farley is confident the draft plan will meet our emergency preparedness
       needs, and contribute to the Town’s compliance with NIMS.

   5. Manager Smith reported that the School district completed a drainage project at the Middle
      School this summer that connected with the Town’s storm drains. We negotiated a cost
      sharing between the School district and the Town.

       Anita Brosius-Scott made a motion to approve the withdrawal of $15,000 from the
       Storm Sewer Reserve Fund for the Town’s share of the Knowlton St. drainage project.
       Deborah Dodge seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   6. Sharon Gilbert made a motion to appoint Larry Gross to the Cemetery Association
      with a term expiring June 2011. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion
      passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   7. Manager Smith reported on Contingency Fund expenditures. She provided the Board with
      an early FY09 contingency Fund recap. (see attached)

   8. The Board reviewed with the Town Manager summary information on the Town’s
      endowment funds’ investments that the Board inquired about at the last meeting.

   9. The Board held a status review of the Board’s 2008 Goals. Manager Smith reported that
      early in 2008 the Board identified short and long term priorities for the upcoming year. The
      Board discussed the interim status report that Manager Smith presented. (see attached)

   10. Committee Reports

       Planning Board: Next meeting is a work session. They have some state mandated
       shoreland zoning changes that they need to be investigating. The next site plan issue is the
       Wayfarer Site Plan public hearing is November 19th.
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       Cemetery Association: The Association met last week and are continuing to look at the
       issue of providing a fence for Oak Hill Cemetery. The first proposal was extraordinarily
       expensive and they have reviewed some other options. They do need to come up with sort
       of fencing by state law but nothing confirmed yet.

   11. Managers Report
          a. The Board reviewed with the Town Manager Knox County’s 2009 Budget Calendar
          b. The Healthy Maine Walks certification is a result of the downtown historic walking
             map that was sponsored by the Downtown Business. There has been a tremendous
             amount of positive response to this map.
          c. The town received a Certificate from Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Activity
             because town employees participated in National Employee Health and Fitness Day
             last May. There was an organized hike and lunch at Ragged Mountain for
             employees.
          d. The Board received a copy of the proposal from Landmark Corporation to do the
             surveying for the engineering work on the Spring Street sewer improvements.

       At 9:05 pm Karen Grove made a motion to adjourn. Sharon Gilbert seconded this
       motion. The motion passed on 4-0-0 vote.

                                               Respectfully submitted,



                                               _____             ____________________
                                               Janice L. Esancy
                                               Recording Secretary

								
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