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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 7:00 pm

February 5, 2019

Call to Order

William J. Mageary, Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with Jennifer J. Roux in attendance. Also, in attendance was Karla Bergeron, Town Administrator. Michael S. Perro was not able to attend.

In Attendance: Scott Cudworth, Kathy Fagan, Roland Legere and Nick Richardson, Peter Cutrer, Pat Kaye-Schiess, Rick Kaye-Schiess, Anna Desmond, Madge Baker and Maggie Thompson

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by William J. Mageary to approve the January 29, 2019 minutes as presented. No further discussion. Motion carried.

Public Comment:

1. Peter Cutrer asked to speak to the Board of Selectmen concerning ongoing issues with the snow plowing and sanding on Granny Kent Pond Road. Peter identified the primary problem was lack of plowing and making sure the road is wide for two cars to travel on this road. After substantial discussion regarding the plowing contract for the Northern District and the contracted vendor, the consensus of the Selectmen is they are following the language of the contract. A verbal discussion has taken place with the contracted vendor and a written warning has been sent as well. The BOS will speak to legal counsel regarding the language in the contract and does the contractor get a clean slate after each winter season.

2. Madge Baker and Anna Desmond asked to speak to the Board of Selectmen regarding Three Rivers Land Trust. For more information see the attached letter. Madge and Anna also mentioned the property formerly owned by Charles Gruber now owned by Three Rivers Land Trust. The Trust is in the process of selling the home. The Trust will be keeping approximately 55 acres. The Land Trust will use that land to invite the public to use this land for recreational purposes.

3. Pat Kaye-Schiess asked to speak to the BOS regarding the “free” table that was at the Transfer Station but has now been removed. Pat showed the Selectmen examples of the wonderful things she has been able to repurpose. She is asking for the BOS to reconsider their decision and put the table back at the Transfer Station. It was the consensus of the BOS that they will be discussing this matter in the Spring and will reconsider their decision.

4. Roland Legere updated the BOS regarding the Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition meeting that took place on Monday, February 4, 2019. The bid has been revised and the City of Sanford will be seeking bids for the work that is needed at the Emery Mills Dam.

Unfinished Business:

1. General Government Budget - The BOS will review the warrant in order to be prepared to make recommendations for next Tuesday’s meeting.

2. Office Assistant Position – Chairman Mageary mentioned that the Selectmen met with two candidates that the Town Administrator had previously interviewed. After careful consideration, Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by William J. Mageary to hire Katie Richards as the Office Assistant with a starting salary of $13.50. A performance evaluation will be completed after her 6-month probation period. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business:

1. Letter of Resignation from William Porreca – Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by William J. Mageary to accept William Porreca’s letter of resignation effective February 28, 2019 with regret. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. Information:

1. Capital Improvements Committee Agenda

VII. Signatures:

1. Warrants

Adjourn –Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by William J. Mageary to adjourn at 7:58 pm. Motion passed unanimously.

These minutes are not verbatim. Karla Bergeron, Town Administrator