|October 01, 2020|
Shapleigh Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm
September 22, 2020
Call to Order
Chairman Jennifer J. Roux called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm with Scott E. Cudworth and William J. Mageary in attendance. Karla Bergeron, Town Administrator and Cheryl Drisko, Office Assistant were also in attendance.
In Attendance: Lindsay Lacourse,Seacoast Security Representative Rob Herzig, Duffy Gold, Nancy Small and
of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth to approve the minutes of September 15, 2020 as written; seconded byWilliam J. Mageary. All in favor. Motion carried.
Public Comment: None
1. Rescue Chief Continued Discussion on Security Cameras
Per the Board's request, Rescue Chief Lindsay Lacourse went back to SeacoastSecurity for an updated price quote for 5 cameras (4 cameras on first floor and 1 camera on the second floor). Prompted by coverage concerns, Rescue Chief asked the Seacoast Security Representative to join her to answer any questions the Board may have as items changed which impacted the quote. Allowing Seacoast Security to provide cameras,consideration to add CO2 detectors and alarm sensors was included in the mix. The Seacoast Security Representative presented 3 different price quotes to the Board. After listening to all concerns, coverage needs, expansion capabilities and reviewing presented quotes, the Board deliberated. A side outcome derived from the Boards discussion was the need to change the door code. A new code would be provided to the current active Fire, Rescue and EMA members only, Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, Maine State Police and Sherriff.
A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth to approve Seacoast Securityto install the security camerasystem and detectors totaling $3,132; seconded by William J. Mageary. All in favor. So moved.
The Town Administrator presented to the Board the
results from staff survey regarding the top three benefits they would like to see
implemented or improved. The Board reviewed results. Selectman Mageary noted
the Board should be looking at reducing costs not increasing them, citing the
Chairman's opposition to increasing Transfer Station disposal fees. The Chairman stated that was in correlation
to taxes and this was different as it meritedthe value of employees and their
retention. Discussion ensued. The Board asked the Town Administrator to provide
further benefit details and correlating numbers on Life Insurance and one week
buyout of vacation time. Policy tabled one week to review information.
of Resignation - Duffy Gold
Duffy, CIC Chairman, read aloud a prepared statement
expressing her opinions on the treatment of volunteers, lack of attention and
disrespect from the Board. The Board intently listened to Duffy's statements
and then as a whole thanked her for her insights. The Chairman responded to
certain statements and recapped past conversations expressing the thankfulness
of the Board towards the hard work done on the Emery Mills Bridge project.
Duffy's opinion was it was not enough. The Board expressed that volunteers are
a valuable asset to the Town's work and their contributions are recognized.
resolved that Duffy would reconsider her resignation submittal.
5. There is a Mousam
Watershed Dam Coalition meeting scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 2
pm via Zoom.
with Capital Improvements Committee
B. Request for Vacation Time
bids for the Maintenance of the Shapleigh Commons, Town Hall, Library and
bid for the Printing of the Town Report
Department response to Transfer Station Burn Pits
F. Email - Mayors and Elected Officials
The Board was
asked to sign a letter going to local York County Mayors and Elected Officials
relating to COVID guidelines. Discussion ensued to purpose and execution. For
the most part, the Board of Selectmen supported such letter.
G. Volunteer Appreciation
i. Planning Board Agenda
ii. Transfer Station and Recycling Center Operating policy
Any other business that the Chairman may wish to bring before the meeting - None.
A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworthto adjourn at 7:25; seconded by William J. Mageary. Motion passed unanimously.
These minutes are not verbatim. Cheryl L. Drisko, Office Assistant.
Board of Selectmen
October 29, 2020 1:31 AM