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Council Minutes June 8, 2004
PRESENT:        Chairman Friedman, Councilor Hathaway and Councilor Hogan, Town Manager B. Reed, Code Enforcement Officer Allan Thomas, Assistant Clerk K. Humphrey, Budget Committee Members John Manter and Suzanne Hart and Intern Maggie Hanna.  Councilor Cheney and Councilor Kelly were absent and excused.

ITEM 1. The June 8, 2004 Veazie Town Council was called to order at 7:00 PM.
        
ITEM 2. Consideration of minutes: Councilor Hogan pointed out a typo on page two, third paragraph from the bottom.  The word ‘cause’ should be ‘caused.’  Motion: Councilor Hogan—to accept May 17, 2004 minutes as amended. Seconded: Councilor Friedman, Voted 2-0-1 in favor.  Councilor Hathaway abstained due to his absence from the May 17th Council meeting.

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

ITEM 4a.        DECD – Proposed Policies
Manager Reed explained and discussed the policy requirements of the Department of Economic and Community Development that need to be implemented or reaffirmed prior to any disbursement of grant funds.   

Motion By:  Councilor Hogan—to reaffirm the Town’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, as submitted and dated March 24, 2003, to meet the      requirements of the Community Development Block Grant.  Seconded: Councilor Hathaway, Voted 3-0 in favor.

Motion By:  Councilor Hogan—to accept the Community Development Block Grant’s standards for Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation and Assistance Plan, as submitted and dated June 8, 2004, in order to comply with the CDBG requirements.  Seconded:  Councilor Hathaway, Voted 3-0 in favor.
                
Motion By:  Councilor Hogan—to accept the Community Development Block Grant’s Standards of Conduct Policy, as submitted and dated June 8, 2004, in order to comply with the CDBG requirements.  Seconded:  Councilor Hathaway, Voted 3-0 in favor.

Motion By:  Councilor Hogan—to accept the Community Development Block Grant’s Fair Housing Resolution, as submitted and dated June 8, 2004, in order to comply with CDBG requirements.  Seconded:  Councilor Hathaway, Voted 3-0 in favor.

Motion By:  Councilor Hogan—to accept the $10,000 Community Development Block Grant from the State to explore economic development opportunities arising from the proposed dismantling of the Veazie and Great Works dams.  Seconded:  Councilor Hathaway, Voted 3-0 in favor.

Manager Reed introduced Maggie Hanna who is serving as an intern from the University of Maine.  She will be working with EMDC and Town coordinating a lot of the work involved with the Community Development Block Grant.  She is also working on a national oceanic grant application through EMDC and Olympia Snowe’s office.  
  
ITEM 5a.        MSRS Discussion
Manager Reed asked that this item be tabled until a future meeting.  He explained that the Town is currently reviewing its Section 218 agreement and provisions for employees to opt out of social security.

Ask to table this even thought we have all documentation on this, concern with social security, ask bill.  Waiting for something.  Provisions,  Bill said something about talking to our payroll specialist.  

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

ITEM 7. Manager’s Report:
a.      The Council reviewed a copy of a memo from Assessor Allan Thomas pertaining to national residential value increases.  Assessor Allan Thomas stated that some residents have the misconception that he is raising property values however, it is the market that is raising values.
b.      The Council reviewed a copy of the Fire Department’s monthly report.
c.      The Council reviewed a copy of the School Committee’s agenda and minutes.

Manager Reed informed the Councilors that there is a public forum at the school on Monday, June 14th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on land use.  The Planning Board is hoping to have around 40-50 people in attendance and the Council is invited to attend.  

ITEM 8. Requests for Information/Council Comments:  There were no requests for information.  
                
ITEM 9. Warrants: Town Warrant 24, 24A & 24B, Town Payroll Warrant 24, School Warrant 24 and School Payroll Warrant 24 were circulated and signed.

ITEM 10.        Adjournment: Motion: Councilor Hogan—to adjourn the June 8, 2004 Town Council Meeting. Seconded: Councilor Hathaway—there was no further discussion.  Voted 3-0, Meeting adjourned at 7:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen Humphrey
Assistant Clerk



 

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