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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 7:00 pm

October 4, 2016

Call to Order

Michael S. Perro, Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Shapleigh Town Hall with William J. Mageary and Mark R. Cobb being present. Also in attendance: Karla Bergeron, Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen.    

Also in Attendance:  Art Ingersoll, Nancy Small, Skip Bartosh and members of the Rescue Squad

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Approval of minutes from previous meeting:

Motion by William J. Mageary, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to accept the minutes from September 27, 2016 as presented. Motion passed.

III. Public Comment:

Rescue Chief of Service, Michael Deshaies presented Nancy Small, former Chairman of the Rescue Board of Directors with a plaque and gift cards expressing the Squads appreciation for all that Nancy has done throughout the many years that she has been on the Rescue Squad.  Nancy has been on the Rescue Squad for for over 35 years.  Michael S. Perro expressed his thanks and gratitude for Nancy’s hardwork and dedication to the Squad and Town of Shapleigh. Nancy’s contributions will be missed.  

IV. Road Commissioner’s Report: North/South:

  • John Burnell, Road Commissioner, North, was not able to attend tonight’s meeting.  

  • Richard Goodwin, Road Commissioner, South was not able to attend tonight’s meeting.

V. Unfinished Business:

  1. EcoMaine - at this time the agreement is in the process of being finalized.  

  2. Auction Property - Map 11, Lot 28-011 - The winning bidder from the Town’s auction is seeking a 60 day extension.  Attorney Brad Morin spoke to the Executive Secretary explaining that at this time the bidder, Melvin Leedberg is having difficulty getting a clean title.  There are some junior liens that have not been discharged.  Motion made by William J. Mageary, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to extend the closing date by 60 days from September 30, 2016.  No further discussion.  Motion carried unanimously

  3. Concrete Work needed at Transfer Station - Michael S. Perro mentioned he has been in touch with Adam from R.W. Herrick to discuss what concrete work is needed at the Transfer Station.  Also, John Burnell is in the process of contacting concrete companies regarding the scope of this project.  A site meeting will be scheduled for anyone interested in bidding on the project.

  4. Goose Pond - Michael S. Perro stated a survey is in the process of being mailed to property owners along Goose Pond to seek their opinion on petitioning the State of Maine to put a horsepower limitation on watercrafts operated on Goose Pond.  


VI. New Business:

  1. Abatement and Supplemental - Motion was made by William J. Mageary, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to approve the tax abatement for Map 12, lot 9, Cloutier in the amount of $115.69. This property had been taxed for a foundation they did not have.  Motion was carried unanimously.  Motion made by William J. Mageary, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to approve the supplemental tax bill for Map 12, Lot 91, Shontz in the amount of $347.09, foundation was not on original tax bill.  No further discussion.  Motion carried unanimously.  

  2. Shapleigh Commons Reservation - Motion made by Mark R. Cobb, Seconded by WIlliam J. Mageary to approve the request for the Boy Scout Troop for Good Turn Weekend October 14,15 & 16. Bathroom facilities will be available at the Shapleigh Baptist Church.  No climbing of the trees in the park was also noted.  Motion carried unanimously.

  3. 2016-17 Snowplowing Rates - Motion made by Mark R. Cobb, Seconded by William J. Mageary to approve the 2016-17 rates as presented.  No further discussion.  Motion carried unanimously.  

  4. Municipal Release Deed - The Board of Selectmen signed the municipal release deed for Patrick Perron, Map 39, Lot 43 and Map 39, Lot 44.  

  5. Purchase Order - Motion was made by WIlliam J. Mageary, Seconded by Mark R. Cobb to approve the purchase order in the amount of $6.94 for office supplies.  No further discussion.  Motion carried unanimously.

VII. Information:

  1. 12 Town Group Meeting - Monday, October 10th, 2017 - will be hosting a candidates night.  Candidates who are running for legislative office have been invited to attend this meeting for a open forum.  


VIII. Signatures:


  1. Warrant

  2. Snowplowing contract for three years for Town parking lots

  3. Abatement and Supplemental

  4. 2016-17 Winter plowing rates

Adjourn – Motion made by lMark R. Cobb, Seconded by William J. Mageary to adjourn at 7:32 pm.  Motion passed unanimously.

These minutes are not verbatim.  Karla Bergeron, Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen.