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					                                     Camden Select Board
                                      Minutes of Meeting
                                      December 9, 2008

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


                                            Contents

   1. Public input on non-agenda items

   2. Approval of Minutes from October 14, 2008 and October 28, 2008

   3. Consideration of 2009 Commercial Fisherman Dock Applications

   4. Consideration of 2009 Daysailer Applications and Daysailer Schedule

   5. Approval of Energy Committee Directive

   6. Approval of Taxicab Fee Schedule

   7. Approval of the 2009 Select Board Meeting Schedule

   8. Acceptance of resignation from Archie Bailey from the Parking Committee

   9. Countersignature of the Town of Camden Community School District Referendum Election
      Warrant

   10. Committee Reports

   11. Manager’s Report
          a. Resignation of SAD School Board member
          b. 12/01 Financial Report
          c. Tax Collection Analysis

   12. Executive Session: 1 MRSA Section 405(6)(E)

                                       Minutes of Meeting

Chairperson French called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

   1. There was no public input on non-agenda items.

       Manager Smith announced that the town received the Public Improvement Award that was
       accepted by Ross Parker, Wastewater Superintendent for the town’s Seabright Hydro
       Electric facility at the Chamber’s Awards banquet last week.
Camden Select Board
Minutes of Meeting - Page 2
December 9, 2008

   2. Anita Brosius-Scott made a motion to approve the Board minutes from October 14,
      2008 and October 28, 2008 with corrections as suggested by Board member Brosius-
      Scott. Sharon Gilbert seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   3.   Mrs. Smith provided to the Board copies of the applications for 2009 Fisherman’s permits
        along with a summary spreadsheet of application information and comments from the
        Harbormaster relating to Fisherman’s permits.

        Anita Brosius-Scott made a motion to approve the following applications for 2009
        Fisherman’s permits: David Emery, Randy Gagne, Robert Ogier, Arthur Andrews,
        Robert Kimball, Barney Appleton, and Adam Scott. Deborah Dodge seconded this
        motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   4. Anita Brosius-Scott made a motion to approve the 2009 Daysailer applications and
      Daysailer schedule. Karen Grove seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-
      0.

   5. Mrs. Smith stated she has rewritten the directive for the Energy Committee in order to
      incorporate the increased membership recommended by the Committee. They are
      recommending increasing the membership from a 5 regular membership to a 7 regular
      membership with two alternates. If the Board approves this new directive that would leave
      four vacancies on the committee.

        Board member Brosius-Scott asked for clarification on number one in the directive whether
        this committee’s recommendations will go beyond the town departments. Mrs. Smith
        stated the intent of this committee is to educate the general public as well as town
        departments in energy conservation.

        Deborah Dodge made a motion to approve the rewritten Energy Committee directive
        increasing their membership to 7 regular members and 2 alternates. Sharon Gilbert
        seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

        Board member Brosius-Scott suggested nominating Jeffrey Lewis as a regular member. In
        his letter of resignation from the Harbor Committee he indicated he would resign his seat
        on the Harbor Committee so he could put his energy on this committee; however to be fair
        to all applicants perhaps the Board should hold off until the vacancies have been
        advertised.

        Sharon Gilbert made a motion to appoint Jeffrey Lewis, Parker Laite, Jr., and Richard
        Schotte to the Energy Committee. Karen Grove seconded this motion.

        Karen made a motion to amend the motion on the table to appoint Jeffrey Lewis and
        Parker Laite, Jr. as regular members and Richard Schotte as an alternate member.
        John French seconded this motion.

        Board member Dodge stated she is not opposed to these people serving but she feels if
        there are openings on this committee to be fair to all other applicants it should be
        advertised.
Camden Select Board
Minutes of Meeting - Page 3
December 9, 2009

       The amended motion failed on a 2-3-0 vote. (Dodge, Brosius-Scott and Gilbert opposed)

   6. The Board reviewed the proposed Taxicab fee schedule which is a result of the recent town
      approval of the revised Taxicab ordinance which provides for a fees schedule appendix to
      be adopted by the Select Board.

       Deborah Dodge made a motion to approve the Taxicab Fee Schedule as proposed.
       Anita Brosius-Scott seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

       Chairperson French proposed amending the agenda to cancel the December 23, 2008 Select
       Board meeting.

   6A. Deborah Dodge made a motion to cancel the December 23, 2008 Select Board
       meeting. Sharon Gilbert seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 4-1-0 vote.
       (Brosius-Scott opposed)

   7. Karen Grove made a motion to approve the 2009 Select Board Meeting Schedule
      which changes the Select Board meeting schedule from the second and fourth
      Tuesdays to the first and third Tuesdays effective January 2009. Deborah Dodge
      seconded this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   8. The Board considered the resignation of Archie Bailey from the Parking, Traffic &
      Transportation Committee.

       Mary Quinn, Chair of the Parking Committee stated she would just like to take this
       opportunity to publicly thank Archie Bailey for his dedication to this committee. Archie has
       been a tremendous supporter of the town and we will miss him on the Parking Committee.

       Karen Grove made a motion to accept the resignation of Archie Bailey from the
       Parking, Traffic & Transportation Committee with regret. Sharon Gilbert seconded
       this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   9. Anita Brosius-Scott made a motion to countersign of the Town of Camden’s
      Community School District Referendum Election Warrant. Deborah Dodge seconded
      this motion. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 vote.

   10. Committee Reports

       Planning Board: Deb Dodge reported a new subcommittee has been formed for a new sign
       ordinance and they will be meeting on Thursdays at 5pm.

       Harbor Committee: Deb Dodge reported they are still exploring the interpretation on the
       policy in regards to names on mooring permits.

       Conservation Commission: Karen Grove reported there is a combined meeting with the
       Conservation Commission and Pathways in Rockport tomorrow evening to discuss the
       easement for the Tannery property.
Camden Select Board
Minutes of Meeting - Page 4
December 9, 2008

       John French asked Anita if the C/R Pathways meetings are going to start alternating
       between Camden and Rockport like they used to when it was first created. When the two
       communities first decided to join as one Pathway Committee the decision was made that
       the committee meetings would alternate between the two communities to make it easier
       for community members to attend.

       Energy Committee: Anita Brosius-Scott reported that Ray Montana from Union made a
       presentation on solar panel hot water systems. He is interested in educating residents
       about solar energy.

       Camden Areas Future Group (not a town appointed committee): Anita Brosius-Scott
       reported that Bob Peabody, Rockport Town Manager attended the last CAFG meeting and
       he talked about how Rockport has a meeting to set their priorities and goals just as Camden
       does and it was interesting that their highest goal was improving business relations in
       Rockport. She thought he made some interesting points and thought Camden could benefit
       from some of his suggestions. She inquired whether the rest of the Board would be
       interested in asking Bob Peabody to attend a future Select Board meeting to talk about how
       Rockport is approaching their improving business relations mandate. The other Board
       members thought this approach would be better dealt with through our own Economic
       Development Committee and if the committee wanted to they could invite Mr. Peabody to
       one of their meetings for a presentation.

       Windjammer Lease Renewals: Anita Brosius-Scott talked briefly about comments received
       from Ray Williamson, owner of Maine Windjammer Cruises, about how he has two boats
       tied to one float whereas the head of the harbor windjammer fleets only have one boat to a
       float and in order to sort out the fairness of the issue she suggested perhaps having an
       auction for the spaces in the Harbor. The other Board members were not in favor of this
       approach and asked her to take before the Harbor Committee first to get their input.

   11. Manager’s Report
          a. Manager Smith reported that Jim Patterson has resigned as a SAD 28 School Board
             member.
          b. The Board and the Manager reviewed the financial reports to date.
          c. Mrs. Smith reported that it was anticipated that our tax collection analysis would
             probably be down a little this year due to the economy but in fact the audits we just
             received show a 5% increase from this date last year. She will be scheduling a
             meeting with the auditors to go over the new audits for a future Select Board
             meeting.

       At 8:30 pm Karen Grove made a motion to adjourn. Sharon Gilbert seconded this
       motion. The motion passed on 5-0-0 vote.

                                                Respectfully submitted,


                                                __________________________
                                                Janice L. Esancy
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