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									                                      Camden Select Board
                                       Minutes of Meeting
                                         August 7, 2006


PRESENT: Chairperson John R. French, Jr., Vice Chairperson Karen Grove, Secretary Sidney
         Lindsley, James Kierstead, Sharon Gilbert, Town Manager Roberta Smith and Town
         Attorney William Kelly. Also present were members of the press and public.


                                             Contents
   1. Public input on non-agenda items.

   2. Approval of Minutes of July 17, 2006

   3. Execution of the License Agreement between the Town of Camden and Wavesource, LLC,
      as approved by the voters at the Special Town Meeting of July 17, 2006.

   4. Public Hearing to consider the designation of the following three sites in the town for
      inclusion in the Midcoast Pine Tree Development Zone organized, pursuant to 30-A MRSA
      c. 206, Sub-c, 4.

          Site 1: Map 120, lots 46 & 47 – 2.26 acres owned by 51 Mechanic Street, LLC
          Site 2: Map 120, lots 84, 85 & 86 – 1.0 acres, owned by Maine Investment Properties
          Site 3: Map 120, lot 87 & 88 – 5.37 acres, owned by Knox Mill Properties, LLC

   5. Public Hearing on the recommendation from the Harbor Committee regarding the
      installation of a dinghy and kayak storage unit at Laite Beach.

   6. Report from the Honor Roll Committee on the Honor Roll Pathway Design

   7. Consideration of a Resolution recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Conway Day.

   8. Consideration of participation in the U.S. Navy’s sponsor city initiative

   9. Confirmation of the changes to the Camden Public Library Bylaws as approved by the
      Trustees on July 20, 2006.

   10. Consideration of the request of the Camden Public Library to close Atlantic Avenue on
       Sunday, September 10th for a concert with the Bangor Symphony.

   11. Consideration of the Lodging License renewal application of Marlene Jo Freilich, d/b/a
       High Tide Inn at 505 Belfast Road.

   12. Public Hearings on the following applications:
          a.      Camden Health Care Center, d/b/a Quarry Hill at 30 Community Drive for a
                  Restaurant Liquor License with malt and vinous privileges.
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           b.      Trician Marine Corporation, d/b/a Camden Harbour Inn at 83 Bay View Street
                   for a malt, spirituous, and vinous liquor license.

   13. Execution of the Quitclaim Deed from the Town of Camden to Dale & Lani Temple
       conveying the swap parcel in regards to the Riverside drive turnaround.

   14. Review of the proposed agreement of release and rights between David and Rose Laite and
       the Inhabitants of the Town of Camden pertaining to property at Sagamore Farm Road.

   15. Request of the Camden Technology Conference to use the Village Green for a Pop!Tech ice
       cream social on Friday, October 20, 2006 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

   16. Request of The Camden Technology Conference to Televise the Pop!Tech 2006
       Conference: Dangerous Ideas on the Government Access Channel

   17. Consideration of a tax abatement for the following real estate property for the tax year 2004-
       2005:
          a.      Charles Pearson at 20 Barnestown Road in the amount of $201.78

   18. Award of the following bids:
         a.       Consulting Agreement for the Long Range Market and Feasibility Study for the
                  Ragged Mountain Recreation Area
         b.       Liquid calcium chloride for the 2006-2007 season.
         c.       Road salt for the 2006-2007 season
         d.       Winter sand for the 2006-2007 season
         e.       Street sweeper purchase
         f.       DPW 10-wheel Dump Truck purchase

   19. Consideration of the availability of a small lot adjacent to a town-owned parcel at Hosmer
       Pond.

   20. Committee Reports

   21. Manager’s Report


                                       Minutes of Meeting

   1. Public Input on non-agenda items

       Carla Ferguson – Rawson Avenue – objected to locating the honor roll memorial on the
       Village Green. She stated she canvassed different areas in Camden today and most people
       that she spoke to were not in favor of placing the memorial on the Green. She stated the
       Village Green should remain with the vision that Mrs. Bok had, the donor of the Village
       Green. She also suggested that the area be taped off to show its approximate size. She felt
       the people of Camden should decide where the monument should be placed perhaps a place
       where it could be expanded. She submitted a petition signed by 35 people objecting to the
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       location of the monument on the Village Green. She felt people were ill informed about this
       project.

       Board member Lindsley clarified that this is a monument not a war memorial. He wanted
       people to be aware that there is a difference.

       Barbara Dyer – Highland Avenue and member of the Village Green Honor Roll. She was a
       resident of Camden before the Village Green and that gives her the advantage of all the
       things that have happened in the Village Green including the Honor Roll that was there in
       1943 and the VJ Day Celebration which the whole town turned out to in the Village Green
       when the war was over. This is why the Village Green has such a significance and
       importance to her. Many people have had input into this process. They have been working
       on it for six years. For the past three years the Historic Resources Committee, the Garden
       Club and the Village Green Master Plan Committee and everything had been passed, they
       received approval from the Select Board in 2004. The design was chosen in 2005 she thinks
       people are coming in kind of late. We do know what Mary Louise Curtis Bok wanted. In
       correspondence between her and the town manager, Percy Keller at that time, Howard
       Houlton and a few other people she wanted to put the Veterans’ on the flagpole but
       couldn’t come to a conclusion so she quietly withdrew her plans. In closing they have
       raised the money, they searched the 1200 names, they had a design competition and it has
       gone to press so to speak and it should be installed by October 1st.

       Rodney Lynch – 137 Washington Street - resident and member of Honor Roll Committee –
       wants the Honor Roll to stay on the Village Green. His family will have eight names listed
       on the honor roll and they are all from different eras. He is the third generation of his
       family to live in Camden and his family feels the Village Green is the appropriate place for
       the honor roll.

       Morton Strom – 175 Chestnut Street – stated first all of he would like to congratulate the
       Board members, Town Manager, and Town Attorney for the job that they do especially
       when we are discussing a very important town issue that a lot of time has been spent on.
       For of all the people who have served on this Honor Roll Committee especially Barbara
       Dyer, who works very hard to see that things are done well and for her lifetime probably no
       member of our community has done more as a volunteer then Barbara. It seems that the
       people who have worked on this whole project has taken the proper steps in being
       supported by the Select Board who are elected by us as citizens it seems to him that we are
       at a point where the project should continue.

       Philip Pendleton - 320 Barnestown Road - stated he is wholeheartedly in favor of monument
       on the Village Green where it will be readily accessible to all those who wish to view it. The
       complaint has been made that having this location is based on emotion. He would certainly
       hope so the emotions of respect, caring and gratitude due the 1,142 veterans being honored
       but it is not just emotion involved placing the honor roll on the Village Green it has been
       examined and approved by all relevant committees and groups. The Village Green is the
       place for the Honor Roll.
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       Norman Cody – resident of Camden– read a letter on behalf of his daughter Karen Cody,
       reflecting her opinion and support of the veteran’s honor roll on the Village Green, who is a
       native of Camden who could not be here. “After graduating from Camden-Rockport High
       School she enlisted in the Navy and proudly served her country in the Vietnam. As a child
       growing up in Camden she vividly remembers the many community gatherings that were
       held in the Village Green a place for the residents of Camden could gather, celebrate and
       share. When she became aware that the Town of Camden was going to erect an honor roll
       for the town veteran’s she felt proud to be one of the many who would have his or her name
       engraved on the wall. What better place to have this honor roll than the Village Green, the
       center of Camden’s life. Let us celebrate all those who have served our country, let us
       celebrate the freedom that we all have come to appreciate and enjoy without this freedom
       not one of us would be here this evening expressing our opinion. She fully supports the
       erection of the honor roll in the Village Green and she is proud to share with others that
       Camden support their veterans.”

       Select Board member Grove stated it has been said by Carla Ferguson tonight that the
       citizens of the Town of Camden did not know about this. Over the past two years it has
       been in the paper no less than three times including the design competition and the
       finalization of the chosen design. She knows of no other way that the Board could have
       informed the public about what was going on. This was the appropriate venue to do it in. If
       the majority of the citizens missed it by not reading the newspaper she does not know what
       else Board could have done. Secondly, laying out the war memorial on the Green as Carla
       had suggested was done. It was staked out on the Village Green for three weeks and it was
       publicized in the paper for the citizen of the town of Camden to come down and take a look
       at this so they could understand exactly what was going on and the scope of it. So two of
       the objections that Carla had tonight were not valid.

       Chairperson French made a recommendation to go out of order on the agenda and to move
       ahead to item #6. There was no one in opposition.

   6. The Board heard a report from the Honor Roll Committee on the Honor Roll Pathway
      design. Elizabeth Moran, representing the Honor Roll Committee presented the latest
      design of the Honor Roll on the Village Green. They met on July 27th with Chris Glass,
      who won the design competition about 14 months ago, as well as representatives of the
      Village Green Committee and the Historic Resources Committee, the Camden Garden Club
      and interested citizens. They determined that the pathways at the entrance will be 3 feet 3
      inches wide and this is wide enough to accommodate wheelchair access. The Village Green
      suggested that we not use stone on the pathways because they did not want to interrupt the
      flow of green grass where the current benches are. In the spirit of compromise, the Honor
      Roll Committee agreed the two pathways become grass so there will no pavers or stone. In
      addition, we eliminated the bench which would be in front of the honor roll because the
      Village Green committee would like to retain vegetation as much as possible in the border
      beds. The result is visually the honor roll will be less noticeable. It is in the corner of the
      Green as originally suggested by the Village Green Committee and the Historic Resources
      Committee and it is actually going to help shield a shed and a parking area in the Allen
      Agency. Only the top half of the honor roll is going to be visible and that softens the impact
      of the wall on the Village Green. She stated they have reached a great compromise and she
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       is very happy to work with the Village Green and we are now going forward and the Village
       Green Committee is going to be responsible for drawing up a planting plan and they will be
       working with a professional to do that and she looks forward to working with them. On a
       personal note she would like to thank all of the Veteran’s who attended tonight.

       Tom Derby – 16 Sagamore Farm Road – commented on the entrances to the memorial in
       grass as one who pushes a wheelchair it makes it a lot harder to push on grass. If this could
       be reverted back to a harder surface he is sure those in wheelchairs would appreciate it.

       Sally Brower-Ennggass – resident of Chestnut Street and co-chair of the Village Green
       Master Plan Committee, stated they are very happy with Elizabeth Moran’s report because
       their biggest concern is to make it a beautiful spot. They are concerned with the removal of
       the plants, the storage of the plants if we are going to try and save them to replant. It may
       end up that it would be more economical to have new plants and not to try to saving these
       huge plantings. Just to give an idea why they are concerned about what happens on the
       Village Green and trying to keep its beauty in tact. They counted 21 large shrubs that need
       to be removed. They are very interested in having someone come in and do a consultation
       as to what would be the best process and they also need to know from the monument
       people what there scheme is going to be as far as how much room to do they need for the
       wall. They need to know when they are going to start so that if things need to be dug out
       they know how much time they have to get this done. It is things like that they are really
       concerned about.

       Parker Laite, Sr., Camden resident and member of the Honor Roll Committee – stated he
       can assure that most of the construction will be accessed from the back of the Chestnut
       Street Baptist Church driveway.

   2. Sidney Lindsley made a motion to approve the minutes of July 17, 2006. James
      Kierstead seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   3. Sidney Lindsley made a motion to execute the License Agreement between the Town
      of Camden and Wavesource, LLC in accordance with the Special Town Meeting July
      17, 2006 voter approval. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a
      5-0-0 vote.

   Chairperson John French read the rules and regulations for conducting public hearings in
   preparation of the public hearings to be held this evening.

   4. A public hearing was to consider the designation of the three sites listed above in town for
      inclusion in the Midcoast Pine Tree Development Zone, organized, pursuant to 20-A MRSA
      c.206, Sub-c, 4.

       James Heard, representative to the Pine Tree Zone, stated there is a Pine Tree Zone in town
       already at the old Tannery site and it is the feeling of the organization that rather then
       moving that site it would be better to make this additional site. In his opinion an
       opportunity like this is appropriate for this town and for this state which is sorely in need of
       opportunities for employment. He explained what a Pine Tree Zone is. A Pine Tree Zone
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       provides for new business development and expands new employment opportunities and
       designated parcels within the Midcoast communities. They can provide a significant tax
       advantage to new and expanded businesses located in the zone. We do an employment tax
       increment-financing program that returns a company 80% of the state income tax
       withholdings of five or more net new qualified employees for up to 10 years. A 100%
       refund of corporate income tax and insurance premium tax for the years 1 –5 and a 50%
       refund for years 6-10. Effective July 1 of last year a 100% sales and use tax exemption for
       zone related construction materials and equipment purchased, reduced electricity rates as
       approved by the Public Utilities Commission. From the standpoint of taxpayers in the town
       it is a relatively small thing we are asking from the town but more important is that there are
       opportunities here for this tax increment financing that if it weren't available we might not
       see opportunities presented to us.

       Town Manager Smith reported that the Town of Camden received a request from Maine
       Investment Properties to include the Knox Mill properties in the Midcoast Pine Tree Zone.
       The request was initiated by Pen Bay Media, a business located in the Knox Mill that
       anticipates creating some new jobs. As a technology company, Pen Bay Media could qualify
       for some significant tax breaks from the state that Jim Heard talked about earlier it it’s
       located in a Pine Tree Zone.

       When Camden joined with six other municipalities to apply for a Pine Tree Zone
       designation, the town attempted to include the Knox Mill properties. MBNA owned the
       properties at the time and would not agree to participate. New sites can be added at any
       time, but it requires a public hearing followed by a resolution approved by the Select Board.
       The final step will be a vote by the Midcoast Pine Tree Zone Steering Committee to admit
       the new site. Their next meeting will be held within a few weeks.

       Ann Yarner, President of Pen Bay Media which is an information technology company that
       is located in the Knox Mill introduced herself. They moved their company here two years
       ago and they intend to stay in Camden and make a long-term commitment to Camden. In
       addition to being a woman owned company they are also a service disable veteran owned
       company. There are a lot of benefits from the Pine Tree Zone. They like to look at three
       that are the most important to them as a company.

       1.      The Pine Tree Zone will allow them to expand their workforce. They currently have
               23 employees and they anticipate at least doubling that in the next 6-18 months. As
               you many of you may know it is very difficult to find highly skilled computer
               programmers in the state of Maine. They are trying to be one of those companies
               that keep skilled people in the state of Maine and they are doing that by offering a
               decent salary, medical benefits, insurance plans, a retirement plan and other benefits.
               They are working very actively to find people and they are also trying to bring people
               back who may have left the state of Maine if they knew there was a good job to
               come back to.

       2.      The Pine Tree Zone allows them to buy the hardware and the software and the
               equipment that people need to do their jobs and to help their company grown.
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       3.      The Pine Tree Zone allows them money to put back into training to bring them up
               to a skill level that is needed with the complexity of the technology they do and the
               clients that they currently have. They have been very fortunate to get a quite a few
               projects based on their expertise and their cutting edge technology and they would
               very much like to continue to do so and in order to they need to get more people
               and to grow and they would like very much to become a first class information
               technology company and they would like to do that in Camden. They seek the
               Board’s approval by endorsing this designation.

       Roger Moody, Chair of the Camden Areas Future Group, successor agency to the Blue
       Ribbon Economic Development Task Force, one of the recommendations of the Task
       Force report was that the Knox Mill properties continue to serve a commercial purpose.
       They are zoned commercially and they have always served as an employment center for the
       town. The Camden Area Futures Group thinks that Pine Tree Zone designation would
       enhance the properties for continued use as commercial employment generating centers.
       They seek the Board’s approval by endorsing this designation.

       John Enright, member of the Camden Areas Future Group, started working with Pen Bay
       Media before the Blue Ribbon Task Force was formed and the objective was to see if we
       could bring some federal contract work into the Camden area to create high technology jobs
       for some of the young people. The fundamental federal program that instigated Pen Bay
       Media to seek out the Pine Tree Zone is a program known as the Veteran’s technology
       services program. This is a government wide acquisition contract. There are about 300
       veteran owned companies competing for these contracts. Forty of those contracts will be
       awarded and those awards will be made within the next 60 days. Pen Bay Media has gone
       through all of the wickets; the probability of Pen Bay Media being awarded one of those
       contracts is very high. Its ability to perform on that contract is going to be highly dependent
       upon its financial strength because it’s going to be competing with 39 other veteran owned
       companies. They compete on task orders many of which are firm fixed price task orders,
       which means that you are carrying a workforce from deliverable to deliverable. You not
       only have to a highly trained workforce but you must have the cash to be able to sustain that
       workforce until you start getting paid by the government upon completion of various jobs.
       If Pen Bay Media is successful in winning this major government contract it will create
       substantial high quality jobs in the Camden area. It will essentially provide the opportunity
       for some of the young people who are going through college right now to find jobs that
       match their skills. In addition to Pen Bay Media, Know Technology is another firm that
       would fall within the Pine Tree Zone so they would also gain benefits from the Pine Tree
       Zone designation. In all probability a relationship will form between Pen Bay Media and
       Know Technology and other high technology firms that would be attracted to Camden
       because of the Pine Tree Zone designation. This is an absolute win win situation not just for
       the town of Camden but for the broadest Camden area boundaries. This will create jobs
       throughout Knox County.

       James Kierstead made a motion to approve the designation of Map 120, lots
       46,47,84,85,86, 87, and 88 in the Town of Camden for inclusion in the Midcoast Pine
       Tree Development Zone organized pursuant to 30-A, MRSA c. 206, Sub-c,4 . Karen
       Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.
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       James Kierstead made a motion to adopt the resolution of the Pine Tree Zone
       designation. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   5. A public hearing was held on the recommendation from the Harbor Committee regarding
      the installation of dingy and kayak storage unit at Laite Beach.

       Willard Wight, Chair of the Harbor Committee, stated that the Harbormaster had received
       inquires about putting boats at Laite Beach. The Harbor Committee is interested in storing
       boats in various places around the harbor where it is suitable. As a result the Harbor
       Committee voted to send to the Board a recommendation towards kayak or boat storage at
       Laite Beach pending a public hearing. He further stated that some on the Harbor
       Committee, even though they support the idea of more boats in the harbor, they do not feel
       that the Laite Beach area is a place where boats can be stored safely. There is no one to
       supervise it and Jeff Kuller, Parks & Recreation Director, described where something could
       be built there but we brought it here so that the general public would be able to have input
       on this. In other words the idea was to bring it the Select Board’s attention so that you can
       make deliberations regarding the matter.

       Board member Lindsley asked Willard if their committee voted to accept this idea.

       Willard stated they voted to bring it forward to the Select Board for a public hearing. There
       approval was contingent upon public hearing approving it. The Harbormaster is going to
       present the possibility to you on how to set something up like this but he will say that the
       committee in itself even though they have brought if to the Board’s attention were not in
       universal approval of it.

       Harbormaster Steve Pixley, stated first he will have to look at the minutes of that meeting
       because he was at that meeting and he remembers that the committee voted unanimously on
       the recommendation of kayak and dinghy storage at Laite Beach contingent on seven
       different criteria and a public hearing.

       Steve presented the idea of the dinghy racks to the public and the Board, suggesting that
       placing a 10 space rack for smaller, non-motorized boats could serve some boaters who live
       on the west side of the harbor, and alleviate the need to drive down to the harbor and add to
       the parking and dock congestion. Steve showed the Board on a map where the rack would
       be sited, in a small piece of the park near the shore that was covered by brush. He would
       suggest trying it out on a year trial basis.

       Mark Haskell, member of the Parks & Recreation and Parking Committee, stated that while
       the recreation committee approved the proposal in concept, the parking committee has not
       reviewed it yet. There is no parking designated in this park and people currently park along
       Bay View Street, they park on the grass at Laite Beach, etc. There are a number of places
       within the facility that could be established for parking to improve the facility then this plan
       could possibly work.
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       Bob Walther, Cedar Street – spoke in favor of the rack stating that he asked six neighbors
       about this issue and they all said they would be in favor of it. They would take advantage of
       walking to their kayaks or dinghies instead of driving over to harbor park. He also thought
       this would be a legitimate use of the park, to allow kayakers to keep kayaks there and he
       does not think that parking will be that big of an issue.

       Parker Laite, Sr. – Belfast Road – this was developed over 70 years ago as a family beach.
       The town property is about 235 feet but we have enjoyed about 1,000 feet. We have
       enjoyed the land all the way down in front of Mrs. Simonton. He is worried that as soon as
       we start putting dinghy docks down there its gong to expand with more boats using the
       beach, there will be parties, etc. He is not favor of this proposal at all.

       Ann Bex – Pearl Street – member of both Parks and Recreation Committee and the Parking
       Committee, suggested that the Harbormaster present this proposal to the Parking
       Committee. She is really sorry that we are here at a public hearing tonight before the
       Parking Committee got a chance to do their job. She does not think legally you can give
       preference to the people who live in the Bay View Street area. It needs to be first come first
       serve or managed the same way you do the rest of the harbor with a waiting list. Her
       recommendation is to send it back to the Parking Committee.

       Susan Forster – 115 Bay View Street- they are boaters and love the water but Laite Park is a
       park and it’s a park that provides toddlers, children, adults a place to have fun. Children in
       groups come in school buses they play games, it’s a wonderful green space. Laite Park is the
       only safe swimming beach in Camden Harbor and she urges the Board not to make this
       boating area. Eventually you will have more boaters than swimmers.

       Don Abbott – resident of Camden- has seen first hand the good time the kids have had at
       Laite Beach. It would be a mistake to lose this space dedicated to children. He urges the
       Board to keep the way it is for the kids.

       Ryan Fendler – 2 Cedar Street – has lived in this area for 20 years. Parking has always been
       a major problem. In the summer time the park is jammed with people and vehicles for “The
       Wednesdays in the Park” entertainment. Cars park on Bay View Street on both sides and
       Cedar Street. The situation becomes a one way street and Bay View Street is barely a two
       way street. He can’t emphasize enough that parking in the area is a real problem and to
       further exasperate the problem to add a boating situation in that area is not right. This park
       is a jewel, it’s the only park specifically built for family entertainment and it should stay that
       way.

       Peter Edwards – 5 Cedar Street – he is an architect and highly regard the process of good
       planning about problem solving and he thinks the suggestion of small hand carried boats
       could be a very interesting augmentation of the current uses of the park though he does
       share the concerns expressed earlier about the conflict with younger children, younger uses
       and family environment and boating. They could be an interesting compliment but it would
       have to be very well enforced and managed.

       Chairperson French closed the public portion of the hearing, and Board discussion followed.
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       Board member Sharon Gilbert was on the Parks and Recreation Committee when the
       Harbormaster brought this proposal for discussion and feedback. They did discuss it and
       Mark Haskell and Ann Bex had concerns because they knew of the problems on Bay View
       Street with parking and they suggested that Steve bring the proposal to the Parking
       Committee. That was the only thing that she can remember that there was concern about.

       Board member Karen Grove stated this should remain a family area. We already have
       several places dedicated to boaters. Much of our public access around town is for boaters
       this is the only remaining place we have for families that are non-boaters. She does not
       think this is something she wants to see started. The next thing that will happen is people
       will be saying that their dinghy’s are at risk at night, let’s put lights down there and illuminate
       it. This is a family beach and it needs to stay a family and if we are overcrowded in other
       places for kayaks and dinghies and we will have to work with what we have.

       Board member Kierstead feels this is a family oriented place and related to the boating that
       goes on in the Harbor. If the inner harbor is that overcrowded then maybe we need to limit
       the number of dinghy permits or moorings that we issue.

       Board member Lindsley stated no matter where the effort to expand small boat access to the
       harbor went it would always meet with opposition from neighbors. He stated seven small
       access points on the harbor which has been difficult to enhance existing uses. He stated
       neighbors move in and they don’t want to see the public be able to use them.

       Board member French stated he agrees that the Laite Beach should remain a family park.
       He is surprised however that boats are being stored at Steamboat Landing.

       Karen Grove made a motion to not approve the installation of a dinghy and kayak
       storage unit at Laite Beach. James Kierstead seconded this motion. The motion
       passed on a 4-1-0 vote (Lindsley opposed)

   7. Ted Panayotoff, Chair of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society invited the Board to
      attend a ceremony to represent the Town on Saturday, September 2, 2006. The Camden-
      Rockport Historical Society will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the original Conway Day
      which occurred on August 30, 1906. This celebrartion will have a parade following the
      ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and last about one hour. In addition to this
      the Historical Society would like the Board to adopt a resolution recognizing the 100th
      Anniversary event and then have the Chairperson read the resolution at the ceremony. Mr.
      Panayotoff will draft a resolution for the Board to adopt at the next Select Board meeting on
      August 21, 2006.

   8. Manager Smith stated at the last Board meeting the Board briefly discussed the opportunity
      to sponsor a Navy ship. Due to the planned visit of the USS Samuel B. Roberts on
      Windjammer Weekend as part of the Conway Day celebration, the Commanding Officer has
      expressed interest in being adopted by the Town of Camden. The only financial obligation
      to the town would incur the cost of a continuing relationship with the Commanding Officer,
      inviting the ship for further visits and perhaps hold a reception for the crew when the ship
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       arrives. In turn, the ship would arrange special tours and other events (family day cruise, etc)
       for town members. The program is designed to sponsor the close relationship with the
       town members and the crew.

       James Kierstead made a motion to further investigate the participation in the U.S.
       Navy’s sponsor city initiative. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion
       passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   9. The Board reviewed the changes in the Camden Public Library bylaws. Mrs. Smith repotted
      that the revisions of the bylaws change the conservancy to Harbor Park and Amphitheater
      and puts it back to Committee level. The Library Board of Trustees adopted these bylaws
      on July 20, 2006.

       Karen Grove made a motion to confirm the changes to the Camden Public Library
       Bylaws as approved by the Trustees on July 20, 2006. Sharon Gilbert seconded this
       motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   10. Sidney Lindsley made a motion to approve the consideration of the request of the
       Camden Public Library to close Atlantic Avenue on Sunday, September 10, 2006 for a
       concert with the Bangor Symphony. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The
       motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   11. The Board considered the application of Marlene Jo Freilich, d/b/a High Tide Inn at 505
       Belfast Road for a lodging license. Mrs. Smith reported that the codes officer has signed off
       on this application and a life safety inspection has been completed.

       Sidney Lindsley made a motion to approve the application of Marlene Jo Freilich,
       d/b/a High Tide Inn at 505 Belfast Road for a lodging license. Karen Grove
       seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   12. Public Hearing were held concerning the application of:
          a. Camden Health Care Center, d/b/a Quarry Hill at 30 Community Drive for a
              Restaurant Liquor License with malt and vinous privileges.
          b. Trician Marine Corporation, d/b/a Camden Harbour Inn at 83 Bay View Street for a
              malt, spirituous, and vinous liquor license.

       Mrs. Smith reported that the Police Chief has approved both applicants.

       Chairperson French asked to hear from any proponents. There were none.

       Chairperson French asked to hear from any opponents. There were none.

       Chairperson French closed the public portion of the hearing, and no discussion followed.

       Sidney Lindsley made a motion to approve the application Camden Health Care
       Center, d/b/a Quarry Hill at 30 Community Drive for a Restaurant Liquor License
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       with malt and vinous privileges. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion
       passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

       Sidney Lindsley made a motion to approve the application of Trician Marine
       Corporation, d/b/a Camden Harbour Inn at 83 Bay View Street for a malt,
       spirituous, and vinous liquor license. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The
       motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   13. Karen Grove made a motion to execute the quitclaim deed from the Inhabitants of
       the Town of Camden to Dale & Lani Temple conveying the swap parcel in regards to
       the Riverside drive turnaround in accordance with the 2006 Annual Town Meeting
       voter approval. Sidney Lindsley seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-
       0 vote.

   14. The Board reviewed an agreement of release and rights between David and Rose Laite and
       the Inhabitants of the Town of Camden pertaining to property at Sagamore Farm Road.
       Town Attorney Kelly stated this agreement releases the Laite’s of the reverter clause
       contained in the original deed. That provision prevented them from obtaining a 30-year
       mortgage on their home. This document preserves the same rights but instead of them
       dying automatically because the town says they are dead we would have to go and force
       them to stop doing that. This is a more typical way of doing it and the bank is more
       comfortable with it. This would have to go forward and be amended at town meeting. The
       Laite’s are asking the Board to consider as well an underground easement for power.

       David Laite, property owner, stated in the easement they have it indicates overhead power
       and they would like to have that edited because their revocable license that the Board
       approved last year it gives permission for underground power.

       Karen Grove made a motion to approve the agreement of release and rights between
       David and Rose Laite and the Inhabitants of the Town of Camden and forward this
       to the special town meeting in November for voter approval; also to amend the
       easement deed granted by voter approval at the June 2005 Annual Town Meeting to
       state underground power and utilities. Sharon Gilbert seconded this motion. The
       motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   15. Karen Grove made motion to approve the request of the Camden Technology
       Conference to use the Village Green for Pop!Tech ice cream social on Friday,
       October 20, 2006 from 3:30 pm to 4:30pm. Sidney Lindsley seconded this motion.
       The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   16. Sidney Lindsley made a motion to approve the request of Camden Technology
       Conference to televise the Pop!Tech 2006 Conference: Dangerous Ideas on the
       government access channel 22. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion
       passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   17. The Board considered tax abatement for the tax year 2004-2005. Mrs. Smith reported this
       tax was assessed for the mobile home at the Snow Bowl that was used for a ski shop. The
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       mobile home was removed when the town installed the unit which now also houses the
       Snow Bowl’s rental shop and ski shop.

       Karen Grove made a motion to approve the tax abatement for the tax year 2004-2005
       for Charles Pearson at 20 Barnestown Road in the amount of $201.78. Sharon Gilbert
       seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   18. The Board considered the following bid awards:
          a. Jeff Kuller, Parks and Recreation Department reported that the Long Range
             Planning Committee was unanimous in a recommendation to move ahead and
             contract with Horizons Engineering to undertake the Long Range Market and
             Feasibility Study for the Ragged Mountain Recreation. The group represented
             expertise in all aspects of the Request for proposal.

               Board member French asked what Jeff hopes to accomplish with this? Jeff Kuller
               stated the objective is to compile a comprehensive study of what exists, and what
               ideas of other communities could benefit this area.

               Board member Sharon Gilbert, former member of the Parks and Recreation
               Committee, stated the intention is to learn how to enhance the year-round use of
               Ragged Mountain Recreation Area. She looks forward to this study.

               Manager Smith stated she looks forward to this study for outside expertise to tell us
               what might work and how to make the operation pay for itself. The committee has
               done their due diligence and this is very well needed.

               Sharon Gilbert made a motion to award the Consulting Agreement for the
               Long Range Market and Feasibility Study for the Ragged Mountain
               Recreation Area to Horizons contingent on the Town Attorney’s edits and
               authorize the Town Manager to sign. James Kierstead seconded this motion.
               The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

           b. James Kierstead made a motion to award the Liquid Calcium Chloride bid for
              the 2006-2007 season to Sicalco, LTD, the low bidder, for $1.23 per gallon.
              Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.
           c. James Kierstead made a motion to award the Road Salt bid for the 2006-2007
              season to International Salt Company, the low bidder, for $54.89 per ton
              delivered. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0
              vote.
           d. James Kierstead made a motion to award the Winter Sand bid to George C.
              Hall & Sons, the low bidder, for $10.50 per cubic yard delivered. Karen Grove
              seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.
           e. Rick Seibel, Public Works Director recommends the Johnson MX450 demo street
              sweeper with 78 hours of use from Howard Fairfield for $125,000. This unit meets
              all specs and is $11,395 cheaper than a new one. Two employees from Public Works
              have also used this unit and their observations were that this model has much better
              visibility, user-friendly controls, easier to drive and maneuver.
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              James Kierstead made a motion to award the bid for the street sweeper to
              Howard P. Fairfield, Inc. for the Johnson MX450 demo unit with 78 hours use
              for a bid price of $125,000. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion
              passed on a 5-0-0 vote.
           f. James Kierstead made a motion to award the bid for a 2007 Peterbilt Wheeler
              Model 357 to Peterbilt of Maine, Inc. for a bid price of $100,000 which
              includes a $12,000 trade-in allowance for the town’s 1985 GMC Brigadier
              Wheeler. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0
              vote.

   19. The Board considered the availability of a small lot adjacent to a town-owned parcel at
       Hosmer Pond. Mrs. Smith stated that earlier this year the Town was asked if it had any
       interest in purchasing a small parcel of property on Hosmer Pond from the estate of Harold
       Halligan. The Board referred the inquiry to the Parks and Recreation Department for their
       recommendation. The Committee indicated they no benefit in purchasing the parcel.

       Sharon Gilbert made a motion to have the town manager contact Rick McKittrick to
       inquire about a donation or a small nominal cost for the value the parcel provides for
       easy access fire protection. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed
       on a 5-0-0 vote.

   20. Committee Reports
       Parks and Recreation Committee: Sharon reported at the last meeting there was full
       attendance. Molly Mulhern-Gross was voted in as Chair. She commented on the fact that
       the director did not get much response for the Long Range Market and Feasibility Study for
       the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area. The other two companies who submitted were
       considerably higher.

   21. Manager’s Report
          a. Mrs. Smith reported that the Camden Great Fire of 1892 Historic District was
             approved for the National Register of Historic Places.


       James Kierstead made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 p.m. Sidney Lindsley
       seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 4-0-0 vote.


                                                Respectfully submitted,



       __________________________               __________________________
       Sidney G. Lindsley                       Janice L. Esancy
       Secretary, Camden Select Board           Recording Secretary

								
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