CAPE ELIZABETH TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA
Regular Meeting # 2-2012
Cape Elizabeth Town Hall
Monday, January 9, 2012
Roll Call by the Town Clerk
Sara W. Lennon, Chairman Term Expires 12/2012 email@example.com
Frank J. Governali Term Expires 12/2013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Caitlin R. Jordan Term Expires 12/2013 email@example.com
Katharine N. Ray Term Expires 12/2014 firstname.lastname@example.org
David S. Sherman, Jr. Term Expires 12/2014 email@example.com
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James T. Walsh Term Expires 12/2012 email@example.com
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Town Council Reports and Correspondence
Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
Town Manager’s Report
Review of Draft Minutes of December 12, 2011 Meeting
Item # 26-2012 Sewer Rates
It is recommended the Town Council set a public hearing on proposed sewer user fees for Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall. The proposed rates will be reviewed at a Town Council workshop on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Item # 27-2012 349 Ocean House Road Easement
It is recommended the Town Council approve an access and utility easement from 349 Ocean House Road the Cape Elizabeth High School driveway with a lump sum payment of $5,000 to be credited to the Cape Elizabeth School Department. Said easement shall be in such form acceptable to the town attorney.
Item # 28-2012 Storage Space Lease at Building # 326 at Fort Williams Park It is recommended the Town Council approve a lease of storage space at Fort Williams Park to Behavioral Health Resources, Inc. for $37.00 per month. The same lessee is also exercising its option in an existing lease to rent additional space in Building # 326. The total income from all tenants in this building is now $28,032 annually with one additional lease anticipated.
Item # 29-2012 Fort Williams Park Master Plan
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It is recommended the Town Council set a public hearing on proposed revisions to the Fort Williams Park Master Plan for Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall. The proposal will be reviewed at a Town Council workshop on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Item # 30-2012 Fort Williams Park 2012 Vendor Program It is recommended the Town Council approve the 2012 Fort Williams Park vendor program as recommended by the Fort Williams Advisory Commission
Item # 31-2012 Motor Coach Fee Update
We are making progress on implementing the new motor coach and trolley fees for Fort Williams Park. One specific opportunity is to offer a $5.00 discount to any vendor bringing in at least 100 buses per year and who agrees to provide the Town a certificate of insurance listing the Town as an additional insured and agrees to work with us on monthly billings. We are continuing to work with the industry to reduce our collection costs and to provide great hospitality to our visitors.
Item # 32-2012 Capital Stewardship Plan
It is recommended the Town Council acknowledge receipt of the FY 2013-2022 Capital Stewardship Plan and related spreadsheet.
Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
Item # 33-2012 Town Manager Annual Evaluation
It is recommended the Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 A enter executive session to begin the annual evaluation of the town manager.
Item # 34-2012 Collective Bargaining
It is recommended the Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 D enter executive session to discuss with the town manager a renewal collective bargaining agreement with Local 340 of the Teamsters representing public works employees. Link to Current Agreement
Item # 35-2012 Land Acquisition/Disposition/Discussion of Rule 80B Appeal It is recommended the Town Council in conformance with 1MRSA §405 6 C enter executive session to discuss with the town manager a condition, acquisition or the use of real or personal property permanently attached to real property or interests therein as premature disclosure of the information could prejudice the competitive or bargaining position of the Town. This item relates to a Rule 80B appeal of a recent Planning Board decision regarding the acquisition of a greenbelt easement from the Golden Ridge LLC. The executive session may include instructions on feedback to the town attorney on this appeal. The Town Council could enter executive session in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 E if the town attorney is present. Non- confidential material may be found here.
Item # 36-2012 Property Tax Abatement Request Due to Infirmity or Poverty It is recommended the Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 F enter executive session to review a request for a poverty abatement.
Financial Update December 31, 2011
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