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Select Board 

The Select Board will be Meeting on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at 6 pm at the Town Office. This meeting will  be held in person, as well as on Zoom. See the ZOOM link below to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82902944753?pwd=NnZxRk1MY1Y1MndNc2FPVkN0VnBZdz09

Last Approved Minutes:

 

Montville Select Board Meeting – MONDAY,  April 18, 2022

 

Present: Cathy Roberts (1st Selectperson) via Zoom; Bob LeRoy (2rd Selectperson); Sharon Hibbard (3rd Selectperson); Hannah Hatfield (Administrative Assistant); Karen York (MVFR); Bonnie Hrichak (Resident) via Zoom.

 

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order: 6:04PM

  2. Acceptance of Agenda and Minutes of April 11: Approved

  3. Departments reports:

    • : SB acknowledged and deeply appreciates the remarkable effort put forth by Montville Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and all the other fire and rescue departments that responded to the complicated and extremely challenging circumstances related to a lethal explosion in Center Montville last week. Karen reported that residents are wondering if there is a coordinated effort to express support to the families most affected by the tragedy. SB was not aware of any efforts, and offered to publicize any, if they came to the Town’s attention.

  4. Policy discussion:

    • Resident Use of Town-owned Sand Policy: Bob and Sharon signed updated policy. Cathy was in favor of it remotely.

    • Credit Card: SB reviewed sample policies. Terry to look at Community Card application from First National.

    • : Karen re-submitted a draft of MVRF and EMD mileage for discussion. SB decided to keep the mileage rate at $0.50/mile for now, and to use the Maine State reimbursement rate beginning in 2023.

    • : SB seeks to acquire a suitable drop box for submitting invoices. Karen to send specs on box at fire station to SB.

    • Fuel Log: SB decided fuel logs for MVFR and Public Works should be submitted monthly.

    • Tabled

    • Emergency Expenditure: Tabled

    • Cyber Security: SB reviewed current policy and suggested that a cyber security evaluation be looked at by the Budget Committee.  

    • Computer Use Policy: Current Computer Use Policy was review and approved.

    • Cathy encouraged SB to read through . FYI.

  5. Hannah to order . Plates, napkins and water will also be needed.

  6. Cathy/Sharon to ask Brad .

  7. Hannah to ask Craig Curry ( on April 25 for a check-in and review.

  8. Broadband Coalition (SWCBC) asked if they could have updates at the Town Meeting for people to read. SB approved with the inclusion of contact information and clarity that no ARPA money will be spent without Town consent. Cathy and Hannah to follow up with SWCBC regarding the feasibility study and meetings thereof.

  9. There has been a for a local Democratic committee organizing meeting. Hannah to check with MMA about insurance coverage for Town House. SB needs more information to make a decision. Hannah has found records of a lot of past discussion re Town House usage, but no existing policies or ordinances.

  10. This being Bob’s his last Select Board meeting as 2nd Selectperson, for his service to the community as a Select Board member for the 3 years that he served, with a special appreciation for his service through these challenging years of pandemic lockdowns and protocols.

  11. Treasurer’s Warrants: Warrant #16: $2,178.97 (PR) Signed

  12. Motion to Adjourn: 8:00PM

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Hannah Hatfield

Montville Select Board Meeting – MONDAY,  April 11, 2022

 

Present: Cathy Roberts (1st Selectperson); Bob LeRoy (2rd Selectperson); Sharon Hibbard (3rd Selectperson); Hannah Hatfield (Administrative Assistant); John York (Fire Chief/EMD); Karen York (MVFR); Richard Peavey (Road Commissioner); Jon Thornhill (Road Subcontractor).

 

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order: 6:09PM at Montville Town House

  2. Acceptance of Agenda and Minutes of April 4, 2022: Approved

  3. : Richard reported that grading has begun; some culverts have been replaced/reset on North Ridge and Mehuren Rds. Jon has been cold patching. Haystack washed out on April 8th near the top. Pictures were taken to include in the FEMA file. SB unanimously approved of seeking quotes to strip gravel pits of wood and brush for better access. SB asked Richard to prioritize Choate for summer work. Jon to submit Thorndike letter sent to residents re: tree cutting.

  4. Recycling/Transfer Station: Cathy will use the Solid Waste Diversion grant as her test grant in a grants class she is taking starting in May. Bob reported that Drew will deliver the cabinets he made for the Transfer Station kiosk.

  5. Fire Department/EMD: Karen submitted MMA Ed MacDonald Safety grant application for cement work at fire house. Cathy signed.

  6. SB Office: Hannah to invite Nicole Hubbard (School Board Rep) to May 2nd SB meeting. 

  7. Treas/Tax Collector: No report

  8. : No report

  9. Town Meeting: Town Reports will be available on Wednesday April 13th. SB reiterated that the Town Meeting will still be held at Mt View High School Gymnasium and cited the rise in COVID-19 numbers.

  10. : Hannah to send out all policies-in-progress to the SB. Adding tree cutting policy onto the list. SB will review policies at April 18th SB meeting.

  11. : Ongoing

  12. : Hannah to take reporting webinar on Wednesday. Cathy will call Congressman Jared Golden’s office regarding other federal funding opportunities.

  13. Hearing Structure: Cathy to moderate hearing. SB agreed on time limits for speakers.

  14. : SB signed appointments for Code Enforcement Officer and for Licensed Plumbing Inspector: Cindy Abbott (for both). Hannah to find out if Appeals Board members must be residents.

  15. Treasurer’s Warrants: Warrant Preview #15: $49,929.18(AP); Warrant#14: $58,101.81 (AP); Warrant #15: $3,017.04 (PR) Signed

  16. Motion to Adjourn: 7:00PM

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Hannah Hatfield

Montville Select Board Meeting – MONDAY,  April 4, 2022

 

Present: Cathy Roberts (1st Selectperson); Bob LeRoy (2rd Selectperson); Sharon Hibbard (3rd Selectperson); Hannah Hatfield (Administrative Assistant); Cindy Abbot (Prospective CEO/LPI); John York (Fire Chief/EMD); Karen York (MVFR); Fran Gonzalez (Resident) via Zoom.

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order: 6:05PM

  2. Acceptance of Agenda and Minutes of March 28: Approved  

  3. Department reports:

    • Richard not present. Hannah to ask Richard what the plan is to open up roads again, and if he’s OK with getting next year’s winter sand arriving before the salt. Signs for Sewell Rd and the gravel pits need to go up. Lots of road signs missing. Hannah to research fishway grants for Bean Rd culverts.

    • Recycling/Transfer Station: SB is looking at a box truck for sale, as potential recycling transport. Sharon to report back on its condition.

    • Fire Department/EMD: SB OK with Waldo County Emergency Management website information being sent out via email. Karen to send list of sites to town office. MVFR re-submitted list of possible categories for the SB to consider as allowable mileage reimbursement categories. SB and John and Karen discussed audit numbers in MVFR Matching Grants account, for better understanding of revenue and expenses that were applied to 2021.

    • SB Office: 4 copies of the Town Warrant were signed by SB, for posting. Hannah to ask Nicole Hubbard (School Board Rep) to come to a SB meeting before the RSU3 budget vote on the May 25. SB concerned about the proposed 7.97% increase in the local budget. Bob to contact Drew about the materials he has from the Transfer station kiosk project of 2020. Town of Liberty asked if Montville would donate money for the Memorial Day parade prizes. Need more details.

    • Treas/Tax Collector: No report.

    • No report.

  4. Town Meeting: Town Report is currently at the printer.

  5. : Hannah to email current policy versions to SB. SB to discuss at April 18th meeting.

  6. On going.

  7. On going.

  8. : Hannah to invite Craig Curry to SB meeting re: Local Health Officer re-appointment.

  9. Cindy Abbot: Cindy is newly certified as a Code Enforcement Officer and Licensed Plumbing Inspector. Jacki Robbins (Montville’s current CEO/LPI) recommended her for the appointment. Jacki would shadow Cindy during transition, if the SB appoints Cindy.  Bob made motion to appoint Cindy Abbot as Montville’s CEO and LPI for 2022. Cathy seconded. Unanimous. Hannah to provide appointment papers, and inform Peter Kassen (Planning Board Chair).

  10. P+C Schedules: Revised and updated.

  11. Town Owned Property: Hannah to contact last owner of record of Acc 978 to update payment plan.

  12. Treasurer’s Warrants: Warrant Preview #14: $58,101.81(AP); Warrant#13: $5,96.83 (AP); Warrant #13: $4,546.91 (PR) Signed

  13. Motion to Adjourn: 8:55PM

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Hannah Hatfield

 

Contact emails:

Cathy Roberts, 1st Selectperson/Assessor montville1st@fairpoint.net

Bob LeRoy, 2nd Selectperson/Assessor montville2nd@fairpoint.net

Sharon Hibbard, 3rd Selectperson/Assessor montville3rd@fairpoint.net

Jodie Martin, Town Clerk tcmontville@fairpoint.net

Terry Fischer, Tax Collector/Treasurer trmontville@fairpoint.net

Select Board Meeting Minutes 

 

The Town Of Montville was Established in 1807

Select Board 

1st Select Person: Cathy Roberts

2nd Select Person: Sharon Hibbard

3rd Select Person: Doug Thomas

The Select Board can be reached at 342-5543

Administrative Assistant: 

Hannah Hatfield

342-5543
montville@fairpoint.net

Monday in Office Hours: 1:00 pm - 9:00pm 

Wednesday in Office Hours: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday in Office Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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