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Council Minutes August 11, 2003
PRESENT:        Chairman Friedman, Councilor Kelly and Councilor Hogan; Manager Reed, Assistant Clerk K. Gifford, Police Chief Mark Leonard, Gerry Martin and Allan Thomas.  Councilor Hathaway arrived at 7:15 p.m.

ITEM 1. The August 11, 2003 Veazie Town Council was called to order at 7:00 PM.

ITEM 2. Consideration of minutes:  Motion By:  Councilor Kelly—to accept July 14, 2003 minutes as written.  Seconded:  Councilor Hogan, Voted 3-0 in favor.  

ITEM 3. Consideration of the Agenda:  There were no additions made to the agenda.         

ITEM 4a.        Compensation and Job Classification Study (Proposal)
Chairman Friedman recommended postponing this item until the entire Council was present to discuss it.

ITEM 5a.        Goals and Objectives FY 2003-2004
Council Friedman recommended postponing this item as well for a future Council meeting when all Councilors are present.

ITEM 5b.        Fire Department’s Request for Reallocation of Funds
Manager Reed stated that enclosed in the Council packets was a memo from Chief Martin pertaining to transferring unspent FY 02-03 departmental budget funds to a designated fire department reserve account.  Manager Reed outlined that he recommends this proposed transfer.  If departments are shown that they can be rewarded for under spending their budgets, the departments may work even harder to stretch every dollar.   

Motion by:  Councilor Hogan—to transfer $10,000 of the unobligated 2002-2003 Fire Department budget into a Fire Department capital expense account and to also transfer $2,390 from the 2002-2003 revenue account to the Fire Department’s General Maintenance account.  Seconded:  Councilor Kelly, Voted 3-0 in favor.  

Councilor Hogan stated that the Fire Department should be commended for staying within their budget.    

Chief Martin stated that the department has applied for a fire grant for a thermal camera.  They will not receive the full amount but will use part of these transferred funds to apply to the cost.

ITEM 6. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.                 

ITEM 7. Manager’s Report
a.)     The Council reviewed a copy of the Parks and Recreation’s most recent meeting minutes.
b.)     The Council reviewed a copy of the Conservation Commission’s most recent meeting minutes.  

Manager Reed mentioned that the newsletters had gone out and he hoped the Council liked the new look.  Councilor Hogan commented on the new design changes and improved look.

Manager Reed outlined that Barney Silver has been given the go ahead to do the May Street drainage project.  The drainage basin system had collapsed and needed to be replaced.  The majority of the system will be replaced.  This project will use a majority of the funds that were budgeted for highway projects.  Manager Reed outlined that the Town had a contractor do the project because of the Bangor Water District’s water main that lies in the area of work.  It is a very large main and if it were hit it would cause a lot of damage.

ITEM 8. Requests for Information/Council Comments:  There were no requests for information or comments from the Council.  
ITEM 9. Warrants:  Town Warrant 2, 2A, 3, 3A & 3B, Town Payroll 2 & 3, School Warrant 2 & 3, School Lunch Warrant 2  and School Payroll 2 & 3 were circulated and signed.

ITEM 10.        Adjournment:  Motion:  Councilor  Hogan—to adjourn August 11 2003, Town Council Meeting.  Seconded:  Councilor  Hathaway, Voted 4-0 in favor.  There was no further discussion.  Meeting adjourned at 7:22p.m.

Respectively submitted,

Karen Gifford
Assistant Clerk


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