PRESENT: Chairman Friedman, Councilor Perkins, Councilor King, Councilor Olson, Councilor Parker, Town Manager J. Hayes, Police Chief M. Leonard, Public Works Director B. Stoyell, Recreation Director R. Young, Fire Chief G. Martin, Members of the Public.
ITEM 1. The March 26, 2012 Veazie Town Council meeting was called to order at 7:00PM at the Veazie Community School Library.
ITEM 2. Roll Call
Councilor Olson, Councilor King, Chairman Friedman, Councilor Perkins and Councilor Parker were all present.
ITEM 3. Pledge of Allegiance
ITEM 4. Consideration of Agenda
Motion to add 9-A meeting with the Orono-Veazie Water District.
ITEM 5. Approval of the March 12, 2012 Council Meeting Minutes
Motion By: Councilor King to accept the March 12, 2012 meeting minutes as written. Seconded: Councilor Parker, Voted 5 -0 in favor.
ITEM 6. Public Comments
There were no public comments
ITEM 7. Public Hearing on a Proposed Ordinance Amendment Addition of Section 19 of the Veazie Ordinance Titled: Fireworks Ordinance
Motion By: Councilor Friedman to conduct the public hearing regarding the proposed fireworks ordinance. Seconded: by Councilor Perkins, Voted 5 -0
Manager Hayes read the proposed changes into the record.
No comments from the public were noted.
Motion By: Councilor Perkins to close the public hearing. Seconded by Councilor Olsen, Voted 5 -0 in favor.
ITEM 8. Accept a Donation of $20,000 from Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation to the Veazie Fire Department for Fire Equipment
Fire Chief G. Martin explained the grant and the use of funds.
Motion By: Councilor Parker to accept the grant. Seconded: by Councilor Perkins, Voted 5-0.
ITEM 9-A. Meeting with Dennis Cross Superintendent, also present was Trustee Ken Borneman.
Superintendent Cross outlined that they were here as a way to keep communications open with the town. He feels that this should be done annually to keep everyone informed of upgrades as well as plans that the district is planning. Counselor Perkins asked questions regarding items such as sludge and triomethane. Superintendent Cross stated that tests are conducted on a quarterly basis. Questions arose regarding stagnate water and it was indicated tests are done at the furthest point, in this case that would be on Riverview Street. Councilor Olsen asked if the district was looking at using UV to disinfect the water. Sup. Cross stated that UV is not on the horizon at this time.
ITEM 9. Meeting with Chris Cronan, Planning Board Chairman
Planning Board Chairman Chris Cronan made a presentation on the proposed changes to the town’s land use ordinance. Highlights of the plan are 3 stage review, optional cluster subdivisions have 50% open space set aside, protection of open space, and permitted and prohibited uses of town owed public open space. Councilor Parker asked if Town Attorney Russell had seen this. Chairman Cronan indicated that the ordinance is tied to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Councilor Perkins said that he appreciated the work that the planning board has done. Manager Hayes suggested that date of the comprehensive plan should be added for reference purposes.
ITEM 10. The Town of Veazie Hereby Ordains the Adoption of Section 19 to the Veazie Ordinances Titled: Fireworks Ordinance as Amended
Councilor Parker made a motion to vote on the fire works separately as one banning the sales and the other the use of fireworks. Motion failed for a lack of a second.
Motion By: Councilor Perkins to approve the fireworks ordinance as presented. Seconded: Councilor King, Voted 4-1 in favor. Councilor Parker was opposed.
ITEM 11. Manager’s Report
Manager Hayes reviewed the items included in the Manager’s Report with the Town Council.
ITEM 12. Comments from the Public
Jim Parker stated that the Town should get Tom Davis & Barney Silver to be aware of the proposed land use ordinance changes. Jim stated that he was concerned that this could be a taking on land without compensation. He wondered if it was open space or for public access.
ITEM 13. Requests for Information and Town Council Comments
There were no requests for information or Town Council comments.
ITEM 14. Warrants: Town Warrants 20 and Town Payroll 20 were circulated and signed..
ITEM 15. Executive Session
Motion By: Councilor Perkins to go into executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA 405(6)(D) to discuss the Fire Department negotiations. Seconded by: Councilor Parker at 8:07pm, Voted 5-0 in favor.
Motion By: Councilor Olson to come out of Executive Session. Seconded by: Councilor King at 8:27pm, Voted 5-0 in favor.
ITEM 16. Adjournment: Motion By: Councilor King —to adjourn the March 26, 2012 Town Council Meeting. Seconded: Councilor Parker. There was no further discussion. Voted 5-0 in favor. Meeting adjourned 8:28 pm.
A true record, Attest:
Joseph E. Hayes
Town of Veazie