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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm

September 3, 2019

Call to Order

Chairman Michael S. Perro called the meeting to order at 6:05 pm with Jennifer J. Roux and Scott E. Cudworth in attendance;

Karla Bergeron, Town Administrator and Cheryl Drisko, Office Assistant were in attendance.

In Attendance
: Duffy Gold, Nancy Small, Lindsey Lacourse, Aaron Sabine, Bill Mageary, Sue Bedell, Richie Bedell, Jeff Goodwin, and Darren Rogers.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting:

A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth to approve minutes of August 27, 2019 as written, seconded by Jennifer J. Roux. No further discussion. Motion carried.

Public Comment:

Duffy Gold asked the Board concerning the budget impact of new Public Safety Administrator's position and how it will be affected. Chairman Perro responded that at this time only the salary portion is impacted and when the new hire is in place and the budget process begins, said person will be responsible to review between departments.

Unfinished Business:

i. Bid Opening for Snowplowing of Town Lots: The BOS received one bid to open. After review of the bid, the Selectmen asked that the Town Administrator to reach out to the bidder for some clarification on their quotes. The Selectmen also asked the Town Administrator to get last year's bid for comparison.

ii. Amended Snowplowing Contract for Town's Lots: Contract was review and discussed. No changes were made.

iii. Owl's Nest Recap: Selectman Jennifer Roux recapped Monday's meeting to review the culvert and property on Owl's Nest Road. The culvert was dry but the property owners land was wet. Possible reason for this is property owner did clear cutting on their property. Discussion was tabled until next week when the Road Commissioner can present his recommendation of options. The Town Administrator will notify all parties that this item will be on the agenda.

Mrs. Bedell's was provided legal's response to her concerns on whether the culvert was legal; culvert is legal under Maine State law and the town has access without owner's permission.

iv. Back Road Drainage: Chairman Michael Perro asked Road Commissioner Jeff Goodwin if this issue on Back Road had yet been dealt with; Jeff's response was he will review the plan and get in touch with the property owner.

New Business:

1. York County Soil & Water Conservation District Site Visit: This visit will be handled by the Road Commissioner's.

2. Health Officer Certificate of Appointment:

A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth to reappoint Joanne Bargioni as Health Officer until September 3, 2020; seconded by Jennifer J. Roux. No further discussion. Motion carried.

3. Board moved into Executive Session: - Motion made by Selectmen Jennifer J. Roux at 6:38; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth to move to Executive Session pursuant to M.R.S.A. 14056a personnel matter. All in favor.

Board returned from Executive Session:
Motion made by Selectmen Jennifer J. Roux to come out of Executive Session pursuant to M.R.S.A. 14056a personnel matter at 6:48 pm; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. All in favor.

4. Public Hearing for Public Safety Administrator's position The Selectmen discussed amongst themselves the following measures related to the Public Hearing to show solidarity and maintain order and control of the proceedings:

· the need to set parameters on conducting the public hearing in order to permit public input from those which has not been previously heard; configuration and time limits;

· the provision of an initial command structure for the public to see; and

· to take a closer look at combining positions to save money and distribute responsibilities equitably.


1. Planning Board Minutes for August 13, 2019

2. Planning Board Letter to Abutter regarding a Conditional Use Permit for earth moving in the

Shoreland District

3. Planning Board Growth Permit Application

4. CEO Notice of Violation and Order to Correct


1. Warrants

2. CMP New Pole Permit - Walnut Hill

Adjourn – Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux to adjourn at 7:02 pm; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. Motion passed unanimously.

These minutes are not verbatim. Cheryl L. Drisko, Office Assistant