|July 16, 2021|
Shapleigh Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm
July 6, 2021
Call to Order
Chairman Scott E. Cudworth called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm William J. Mageary was in attendance. Also in attendance was Karla B. Wilcox the Town Administrator and Joanne Holland the Office Assistant. Michael J. Cote was absent.
Mike Reid, Natasha Reid and Roland Legere.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of minutes from previous meeting:
Selectman William J. Mageary made a motion to approve the minutes for June 29, 2021 as presented; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.
Roland Legere informed the Board of Selectmen that Selectman Mageary represented the Town of Shapleigh in a outstanding manner at the Mousam Lake Region Association Annual meeting. Mr. Legere also informed the Board that the Mousam Lake Association is looking into for next year hiring for private detail duty in conjunction with the State of Maine Wardens. They would patrol the lakes for violations.
Mike Reid asked the Board if they had an update on the United States Veteran Reserve Corps Letter that was presented to the Board last week, the Town Administrator stated that we are waiting to hear back from one person. Fire, EMA and Rescue received a copy of the letter.
i. Response from Pine Springs Neighborhood Association/Letter
The Town Administrator presented to the Board of Selectmen the letter that was received from Pine Springs Neighborhood Association for the road maintenance invoice for the previous tax acquired property. The Town Administrator will reach out to Pine Springs Neighborhood Association to inform them. The Board must seek voter approval and make a decision on the funding source.
I. Draft Policy Regarding Remote Participation
The Town Administrator brought to the Board the law that became effective on June 21, 2021 stating that members of committees have to have a policy in place regarding remote participation. The Town will have a public hearing on the proposed policy before it goes to be voted on by the Selectmen.
II. Workshop for Emery Mills Bridge
William J. Mageary requested that the Board have a workshop regarding the finances on the Emery Mills Bridge Project. The Town Administrator will invite the Capitol Improvement Committee and the Town Treasurer to attend to discuss finance options.
III. Maine Local Road Assistance Program
The Town Administrator presented to the Board the Maine Local Road Assistance Program letter certifying that they will use the funding for the roads specified. Letter was signed.
Town Administrator also presented to the Board information from the American Rescue Plan and stated that the Town will see roughly $272,000.00 in funding.
The Town Administrator informed the Board that she had spoke with one of the abutters to the Emery Mills Bridge Project. The meeting was to explain the project and the easement that may be needed
i. Planning Board Agenda
ii. Maine Local Roads Assistance Program
ii. Thank you Letter to Steve Fiske
iii. Maine Local Road Assistance Program
Any other business that the Chairman may wish to bring before the meeting - None
A motion was made by William J. Mageary to adjourn at 6:19 pm; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. Motion passed unanimously.
These minutes are not verbatim. Joanne Holland, Office Assistant.
Board of Selectmen
August 02, 2021 11:25 PM