Town of Bethel, Maine
19 Main Street, PO Box 1660, Bethel, ME 04217-1660
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Selectmen Meeting Minutes 7/10/2012
Selectmen Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
7:00PM, Selectmen’s Meeting Room

FULL DISCUSSION OF SUBJECT MATTER ON TAPE

Selectmen Present: Stan Howe, Don Bennett, Pat Carter, Lloyd Sweetser, and Peter Southam

Staff Present: Manager Doar, and Clerk Mason

Others Present: Alberta Merrill, Allyson Hill, Crystal Aylward, Mike Jodrey, Kathleen Thrall

Lloyd Sweetser moved, Pat Carter seconded to approve the minutes of the June 4, 2012 and the June 13, 2012 meetings. All were in favor.

Chairman Howe opened a public hearing on the proposed amendments to the General Assistance Ordinance. No comments were heard from the public in attendance or from the board. Pat Carter moved, Don Bennett seconded to approve and sign the amendments to the General Assistance Ordinance. All were in favor.

Chairman Howe opened a public hearing on the Liquor License renewal for Gideon Hastings House. No comments were heard from the public in attendance or from the board. Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to approve and sign the Liquor License renewal for the Gideon Hastings House.

Pat Carter moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to nominate Don Bennett as the Selectmen’s representative on the Committee for Sign Ordinance Reform. All were in favor.

Pat Carter moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to appoint Ron Savage, Frank DelDuca, Paul LeGault, Kathleen Thrall and Laurie Winsor to the Committee for Sign Ordinance Reform, and to confirm the Planning Board’s Representative Richard Blanco. All were in favor.

Peter Southam moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to appoint Jarrod Crockett, Sue Gardner, Alberta Merrill, Jim Merrill, and Levi Brown to the Angevine Pond Recreation Committee. All were in favor.

Don Bennett moved, Pat Carter seconded to appoint Hiram Towle to the Bethel Airport Authority for a term to expire 12/31/2012. All were in favor.




The board reviewed the Sign Consultant request for Qualifications document. This document would be sent out to possible consultants with the responses coming back to the Sign Committee for review. Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to authorize Manager Doar to send this document out to possible consultants. All were in favor.

The board discussed with Allyson Hill, Oxford County EMA Director, the Oxford County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Lloyd Sweetser moved, Peter Southam seconded to adopt the presented 2012 Oxford County Hazard Mitigation Plan. All were in favor.

Pat Carter moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to authorize Manager Doar to send out a request for bids for repairs to the roof of the Cole Block. All were in favor.

Manager Doar requested the board waive the bid requirement for the purchase of the Cole Block Furnace. Maine Energy Systems is the only place to purchase a commercial pellet furnace. Lloyd Sweetser moved, Peter Southam seconded to waive the bid requirement for the purchase of a new furnace for the Cole Block. All were in favor.

The board reviewed the proposed Airport Budget for FY2013. Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to approve the proposed FY2013 Airport Budget. All were in favor.

Pat Carter moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to confirm the election of the Fire Department Officers for 2013. All were in favor.

Lloyd Sweetser moved, Peter Southam seconded to approve the resolution endorsing Oxford County and the Coos County, NH Rail Corridor Coalition. All were in favor.

Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to cast a ballot for John E. Madigan, Jr. and Ruth Cushman to be our representative on the Maine Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Committee. All were in favor.

Pat Carter moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to authorize Manager Doar to cast a ballot in Maine Municipal’s annual election for Vice President and Executive Committee Members.  All were in favor.

Pat Carter moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to approve a concealed weapons permit for Darren R. Goyette. All were in favor.

Lloyd Sweetser moved, Peter Southam seconded to approve a concealed weapons permit for Penelope York. All were in favor.

Lloyd Sweetser moved, Pat Carter seconded to approve a concealed weapons permit for John Gray. All were in favor.

Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to sign and approve a Quit Claim Deed for property located at 17 Mason St. Map 25 Lot 172-001. All were in favor.

Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to approve and sign warrants numbered 2012-49, 50, 51, 52, and 53, and Journals numbered 2012-466, and 491. All were in favor.

Don Bennett moved, Pat Carter seconded to moved into executive session pursuant to 1 MRSA §405(6)(A) to discuss a personnel matter.  All were in favor.

The board moved into executive session at 8:00PM.

Don Bennett moved, Lloyd Sweetser seconded to exit executive session and adjourn the meeting. All were in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15PM.

Respectfully Submitted:

Christen Mason
Town Clerk