CAPE ELIZABETH TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA
Regular Meeting # 12-2010

Cape Elizabeth Town Hall
Monday, September 13, 2010

7:30 p.m.

00:08 Roll Call by the Town Clerk
Anne E. Swift-Kayatta, Chair 14 Stone Bridge Road 767-5754 12/2011
Frank J. Governali 18 Old Ocean House Road 799-5842 12/2010
Penelope A. Jordan 349 Fowler Road 671-5341 12/2010
Sara W. Lennon 54 Cranbrook Drive 741-5139 12/2012
David S. Sherman, Jr. 74 Hunts Point Road 749-2668 12/2011
Jessica L. Sullivan 38 Cranbrook Drive 774-0115 12/2012
James T. Walsh 23 Rock Crest Drive 799-6730 12/2012

00:23 The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
00:46 Town Council Reports and Correspondence
03:05 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
03:25 Town Manager’s Report
06:38 Review of Minutes of Meeting held August 9, 2010

07:12 Public Comment: Rudy’s of the Cape Liquor License Renewal

08:07 Item# 106-2010 Rudy’s of the Cape Liquor License Renewal
Julie S. and Charles L. Barnes have applied for a renewal of the malt and vinous license for Rudy’s of the Cape located at 517 Ocean House Road .

12:54 Public Hearing-Tree Ordinance Amendments

13:48 Item# 107-2010 Tree Ordinance
It is recommended to adopt the amendments.

16:50 Public Hearing- Pay Per Throw Option

54:19 Item# 108-2010 Pay Per Throw
The Town Council wishes to hear public comments on the option of implementing a pay per throw system at the Town Recycling Center .
Background Material

1:03:44 Item# 109-2010 Property Assessed Clean Energy Ordinance
Efficiency Maine is offering to provide a service to Maine municipalities so that owners of qualified properties can access financing for energy savings improvements. This proposal is pursuant to Public Law 2009, Chapter 591 of the 124th Maine State Legislature -- “An Act To Increase the Affordability of Clean Energy for Homeowners and Businesses,” also known as “the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act” or “the PACE Act” (codified at 35-A M.R.S.A. § 10151, et seq.). It is proposed to refer the draft ordinance to the Ordinance Committee. Frequently Asked Questions


1:11:22 Item# 110-2010 Personal Property Tax Accounts
The tax collector is recommending the abatement of six personal property tax accounts dating from FY 2004 and amounting to a total of $1,235.96.

1:18:15 Item# 111-2010 Comprehensive Plan (added 09/08/10)
The Town Council will have a discussion relating to implementation of the 2007 Comprehensive Plan.

1:57:46 Item# 111-2010 Request for Hardship Abatement
A property owner has asked for an abatement of property taxes by reason of infirmity or poverty. Pursuant to 36 MRSA §841 2.G applications are confidential and hearings and reviews on any such requests are held in executive session. The decision is made in public but without disclosing the identity of the applicant.



1:58:28 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
Adjournment

Financials- August 31, 2010

1:58:45 Upcoming Meetings
Finance Committee Meeting Re: Audit Presentation October 4, 2010 7:00 p.m.
Town Council Workshop Re: Fort Williams Park October 4, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Regular Town Council Meeting October 13, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Town Council Workshop Re: Pending Issues November 1, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Regular Town Council Meeting November 8, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Town Council Workshop Re: Council goal setting December 6, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Regular Town Council Meeting December 13, 2010 7:30 p.m.

Town of Cape Elizabeth
Public Participation at Town Council Meetings
After an item has been introduced, any person wishing to address the council shall signify a desire to speak by raising their hand or by approaching the lectern. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or name and local affiliation, if the affiliation is relevant, prior to making other comments. All remarks should be addressed to the Town Council. Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person; however, the time may be extended by majority vote of councilors present. For agenda items that are not formally advertised public hearings, the time for public comments is limited to 15 minutes per agenda item. This time may be extended by a majority of the Town Council. The chairman may decline to recognize any person who has already spoken on the same agenda item and may call on speakers in a manner so as to balance debate. Once the Council has begun its deliberations on an item, no person shall be permitted to address the Council on such item.

Speaking at the meeting on topics not on the agenda at regular Council meetings
Persons wishing to address the Council on an issue or concern local in nature not appearing on the agenda may do so at a regular Town Council meeting before the town manager’s report and/or after the disposition of all items appearing on the agenda. Any person wishing to address the Council shall signify a desire to speak by raising their hand or by approaching the lectern. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or name and local affiliation if the local affiliation Council. Comments in each comment period shall be limited to three minutes per person and 15 minutes total; however, the time may be extended by majority vote of councilors present.

Decorum
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