PRESENT: Chairman Friedman, Councilor Perkins, Councilor King, Councilor Parker, Councilor Olson, Manager W. Reed, Deputy Clerk K. Humphrey, Office Administrator J. Reed, Fire Chief G. Martin, Police Chief M. Leonard, Parks & Recreation Director R. Young, Public Works Director B. Stoyell. Members of the Public.
ITEM 1. The June 27, 2011 Veazie Town Council meeting was called to order at 7:00PM.
ITEM 1a. Motion By: Chairman Friedman—to accept Allan Thomas’ resignation dated June 21st, 2011. Seconded: Councilor Perkins, Voted 5-0 in favor.
ITEM 2a. Assessing / Code Enforcement Discussion
Chairman Friedman outlined that he has asked Manager Reed to contact Don Jutton of Municipal Resources Inc. to request help with the assessment/commitment.
Manager Reed outlined that Mr. Jutton passed him on to their assessing agent for the State of Maine and they can have two people come up on the 29th and review the assessment information then come to a special meeting on July 6th with a proposed action plan. The cost for the evaluation process is about $750. Manager Reed stated that the Town Attorney had reviewed the RFQ and if the Council wished it could be placed in the Bangor Daily News.
Motion By: Councilor Perkins—to hire these two consultants to come up on June 29th to look at books and proceed from there. Seconded: Councilor King. Chairman Friedman stated that he’d like to have them in to help get the commitment done then maybe do the RFQ or another avenue like partner with another municipality. Voted 5-0 in favor.
Motion By: Councilor Parker—to send out an RFP that also includes municipalities as soon as possible. Seconded: Councilor Perkins, Voted 5-0 in favor. Manager Reed stated that he will amend the RFP and send it to the Town Attorney for review then forward to the Councilors.
Member of the public Travis Noyes inquired what the Town was going to do about a code enforcement officer. Manager Reed stated that the Deputy Code Enforcement Officer will continue providing services until June 30th. Manager Reed added that he has had discussions with Orono about utilizing one of their employees if we were in a pinch.
Councilor Parker inquired what happens to the 1/5 salary in the budget for the Superintendent of Public Works / Deputy Code Enforcement Officer. Manager Reed stated that a transfer may have to be done from the executive budget to the public works budget. He also outlined that we may still need someone here as backup in the event that the person from Orono is not available. Councilor Parker inquired what the Town will do after June 30th. Manager Reed stated that hopefully the current Deputy Code Enforcement Officer will work with the Town through the transition.
Manager Reed will have more information at the next Council meeting.
ITEM 2b. Executive Session 1 MRSA 405(D) Discussion of Fire Department Labor Contract
Motion By: Councilor Perkins—to enter Executive Session under 1 MRSA 405(D) – discussion of labor contracts. Seconded: Councilor King, Voted 5-0 in favor.
Motion By: Councilor King—to close the Executive Session and resume regular session. Seconded: Councilor Parker, Voted 5-0 in favor.
ITEM 3. Adjournment: Motion: Councilor King—to adjourn the June 27, 2011 Town Council Meeting. Seconded: Councilor Perkins. There was no further discussion. Voted 5-0. Meeting adjourned 7:33 pm.
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