CAPE ELIZABETH TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA

Regular Meeting # 12-2012

Cape Elizabeth Town Hall

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

7:00 p.m.


Prior to the meeting, the town council will participate in a reception at the Purpoodock Club at 300 Spurwink Avenue at 6:00 p.m. in honor of  John D. Mitchell, the recipient of the 2012 Ralph T’ Gould Award,  and to thank Sara Lennon for her six years of service on the town council. The public is welcome to attend.


00:45      Roll Call by the Town Clerk




Sara W. Lennon, Chairman          Term Expires 12/2012   slennon@maine.rr.com

Frank J. Governali                       Term Expires 12/2013   frank.governali@capeelizabeth.org

Caitlin R. Jordan                          Term Expires 12/2013   caitlin.jordan@capeelizabeth.org

Katharine N. Ray                          Term Expires 12/2014   retbank@maine.rr.com 

David S. Sherman, Jr.                   Term Expires 12/2014   dsherman@dwmlaw.com

Jessica L. Sullivan                        Term Expires 12/2012   jsullivan08@maine.rr.com

James T. Walsh                            Term Expires 12/2012   jim.walsh@capeelizabeth.org

01:05 The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

01:24 Town Council Reports and Correspondence

05:30 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda

05:47 Town Manager’s Report


08:00 Presentation of Ralph T. Gould Award to John D. Mitchell


18:00 Review of  Draft Minutes from September 10, 2012 Town Council Meeting  


18:16 Item# 124 -2012         Ocean House Pizza Malt and Vinous License Renewal Application  

Draft Motion- Ordered: The town council approve the renewal malt and vinous license application from C.A.G. Pizza Inc. dba Ocean House Pizza at 337 Ocean House Road


20:04 Item# 125-2012          Winnick Woods Shrub land Management  Project   

Draft Motion- The town council approves a partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Management Institute for  shrub land management on the Winnick Woods Property as outlined in a memorandum dated September 29, 2012. 


31:44 Item# 126-2012          Ordinance Committee Proposal Regarding Properties Offering Short Term Rentals   

Draft Motion:  the town council sets a public hearing for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall on a proposal from the Ordinance Committee regarding properties offering short term rentals.  


57:26 Item# 127-2012          Solid Waste Ordinance Draft Amendments    

Draft Motion:  the town council sets a public hearing for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall on a proposal from the Ordinance Committee regarding proposed amendments to the solid waste ordinance. 


58:50 Item# 128-2012          Fowler Road Truck Traffic Limitation Citizen Request   

The town council has received a request to ban truck traffic on a portion of Fowler Road during weekends. The town council will consider whether or not to begin a process to petition the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation to evaluate the proposal.


01:21:22 Item# 129-2012          Rudys Property Sewer Easement    

The town council will consider a request to replace an existing sewer line easement with a replacement easement on the Rudy’s property.  The former easement would be extinguished upon acceptance of the new sewer line.


01:23:33 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda (Spurwink Rod and Gun Club)



01:32:49 Adjournment  


Link to Monthly Financial Update   


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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.      


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