CAPE ELIZABETH TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA
Regular Meeting # 5-2012
Cape Elizabeth Town Hall
Monday, April 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
Jessica L. Sullivan Term Expires 12/2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 March 12, 2012 Meeting
Public Hearing: Riverside Cemetery Master Plan Update
Item # 55-2012 Riverside Cemetery Master Plan Update
It is recommended to approve the master plan update and to assign $45,000 from the general fund to complete the stone wall section on Route 77.
Link to Section 1 of Draft Master Plan
Link to Section 2 of Draft Master Plan
Item # 56-2012 Riverside Cemetery Fees
Proposed Riverside Memorial Cemetery Fees
Internments: $600 Full size burial
$425 Cremation burial
$150.00 Additional fee charged for Saturday and Holidays
Disinterment: $1300 Full size internal relocation
$ 650 Full size disinterment with relocation to another cemetery
$ 875 Cremation internal relocation
$ 450. Cremation disinterment with relocation to another cemetery
Foundation Placement: $.80 $.95 per square inch (effective immediately)
$650.00 $750. Full size lot*
$300.00 $400. Cremation lot*
*Effective September 1, 2012.
Item # 57-2012 Fort Williams Park 2012 Group Use Requests
TD Beach to Beacon 10K- August 4th with setup beginning July 31st
Engine One Labor Day Weekend Art Show- September 2nd with rain date of September 3rd.
Family Fun Day: June 16, 2012
CEHS Graduation: June 10th with rehearsals beginning June 6th.
Cape Elizabeth Little League: Field use April through July as in past years.
Item # 58-2012 Fort Williams Park Master Plan Review Process
Recommendations have now been received form the Fort Williams Advisory Commission and the Planning Board. It is recommended a public hearing be set for Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Item # 59-2012 Additional Lease for Building 326 at Fort Williams Park
It is recommended that you authorize the town manager to sign a lease with Carol Monroe for 640 square feet for a chiropractic office within Building 326 at Fort Williams Park.
Item # 60-2012 Gun Club Safety Letter
It is recommended that you refer to a town council workshop a letter requesting the town to review safety issues at outdoor shooting ranges.
Item # 61-2012 Library Project Public Engagement Process
The town council will consider a proposed Thomas Memorial Library public engagement process.
Item # 62-2012 Report from the Ordinance Committee
It is recommended the town council set a public hearing for Monday, May 14, 2012 on a proposed new chapter in the Conservation Ordinance relating to open space management.
Item # 63-2012 Request from the Ordinance Committee
The Town Council recently considered an item where a portion of a home was built in violation of the property boundary setback.
Usually, these setback violations are found when the home is being sold. Until the setback violation can in some way be “cured,” the sale cannot proceed. A variance cannot be granted for a setback of less than 10’ and the option of tearing down the portion of the house violating the setback is usually not desirable.
The Ordinance Committee would like to review the current Zoning Ordinance provisions regarding property boundary surveys and prepare a recommendation for Town Council consideration that minimizes future setback violations. One approach they would like to explore is to require a boundary survey
Item # 64-2012 Appointments Committee Recommendation
The Appointments Committee is recommending the appointment of Joanna B. Tourangeau to fill an unexpired a term on the Zoning Board of Appeals to expire on December 31, 2013.
Item # 65-2012 Town Computer Network Backup Server
The town manager is recommending the assignment of $26,000 from the general fund to avoid a repeat of a recent two week period when the network server was unavailable.
Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
Item # 66-2012 Hardship Abatement Request
It is recommended the Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 F enter executive session to review an application for a hardship abatement.
Item # 67-2012 Collective Bargaining
It is recommended the Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 D enter executive session to review with the town manager the status of a successor agreement with Local 340 of the Teamsters representing public works staff.
Upcoming meetings include the finance committee on April 11 and 12 and the public hearing on the budget which will be on Monday, April 23, 2012. The final vote on the budget will be at the May 14, 2012 town council meeting.
Link to Monthly Financial Reports
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.
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