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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 7:00 pm

April 23, 2019

Call to Order

Michael S. Perro, Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with Jennifer J. Roux and Scott E. Cudworth in attendance. Also, in attendance was Katie Richards, Town Office Assistant. Town Administrator, Karla Bergeron was not able to attend tonight’s meeting.

In Attendance: Duffy Gold, Nancy Small, Shawn Hubbard, Roland Legere, Cynthia MacQuarrie, Aaron Downs, Mike Roy, Carlene Roy, Kevin Smith, Philip Bargioni, Joanne Bargioni, Holly Brown and Pat Kaye-Schiess

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by Scott E. Cudworth to approve the minutes from April 16, 2019 as written. No further discussion. Motion carried.

Public Comment: Chairman Perro asked if anyone had any public comment at this time.

· Kevin Smith asked to speak to the BOS regarding having a Farmer’s Market during the summer months at the Shapleigh Commons. Vendors would have an opportunity to sell their vegetables and crafts. A small fee to participate was discussed. The fee would be used to advertise and create banners to be hung at the Commons entrance and at town lines. Chairman Michael S. Perro suggested that the Farmer's Market could be held in the graveled parking lot next to Town Hall if another event has reserved the commons. Shapleigh Commons needs to be reserved prior to the Farmer's Market with Town Administrator Karla Bergeron. Vendors would need to state what they are selling ahead of time. The Farmer's Market is only open to Shapleigh vendors and possibly Acton if there aren't enough vendors. Electricity will not be guaranteed available during the Farmers Market.

· Pat Kaye-Schiess spoke with the Selectmen about bringing back the "free table" at the Transfer Station. She brought with her a photo album of items obtained from the previous free table that she has refinished and currently uses in her home. She expressed the importance of bringing the table back and the savings it provides to the town.

· Roland Legere, Mousam Lake Watershed Coalition stated that they had a very successful Dam Coalition meeting last Thursday. The Town of Shapleigh is the most well represented of the three towns. Roland expressed concern that Sanford and Acton are not ready to come up with their shares of the Emery Mills Dam project which is slated to begin early October. Chairman Perro said that Sanford and Acton will have to get a loan when the times comes. Roland would like a letter to be sent out to all lakefront property owners to make them aware of the upcoming project and to eliminate confusion/concerns once the project begins.

· Duffy Gold, Capital Improvements Committee inquired to the Selectmen if they had a chance to review materials that were given to them last week in regards to grants. She will not be here next week, but will be back on the 7th. The BOS are in the process of reviewing the materials.

Unfinished Business:

None

New Business:

1. Transfer Station Free Table Discussion– Per Chairman Perro, the table was stopped because of abuse. People would stop in and take everything and not take into account others, then sell the items at yardsales. Whatever they could not sell, they were "allowed" to return the items to the transfer station and dump them for free. Other concerns were that people would go into the transfer station after hours. Mike Roy of the Transfer Station spoke on the issue of parking, loitering and not knowing what is coming in and what is going out. He suggested signs be posted--something along the lines of "Items for free table need to be checked." Disposal fees will be charged for certain items left in case they end up being disposed. Clothes and boots will not be allowed on table. There are two Salvation Army receptacles, one at the Town Hall and one at the Transfer Station for these items. Selectmen Jennifer J. Roux suggested that the BOS come up with guidelines on what is acceptable for the free table and if Mike Roy finds that the same people keep coming to the transfer station and cleaning them out, to get their license plate number and let Karla know. Mike Roy will oversee the "free table" and after items have been on the table for one week, he will decide if the item stays on the table or is disposed of. Cynthia MacQuarrie suggested setting a limit of 2 items allowed to be taken from the Transfer Station. Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux to reinstate the free table at the Transfer Station, Seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. Motion carried unanimously.

2. Certificates of Appointments:Community Day Committee–Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by Scott E. Cudworth to approve Sandra Anderson – Community Day Committee; Gale Michaud – Community Day Committee and Penny Mills – Community Day Committee. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

VII. Information:

1. Planning Board Agenda for Meeting April 23, 2019

VII. Signatures:

1. Warrants

2. Certificates of Appointments for Sandra Anderson – Community Day Committee; Gale Michaud – Community Day Committee and Penny Mills – Community Day Committee

Adjourn –Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux, Seconded by Scott E. Cudworth 7:50 pm. Motion passed unanimously.

These minutes are not verbatim. Katie Richards, Office Assistant