Convening by Town Council Chair Katharine N. Ray
00:29 Roll Call by the Town Clerk
00:47 Town Council Reports and Correspondence
02:47 Finance Committee Report
10:32 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
10:42 Town Manager’s Monthly Report
21:59 Review of Draft Minutes of December 8, 2014 meeting.
22:24 Item# 27-2015 Proposed Town Council Goals for 2015
The town council will consider the adoption of goals for 2015.
23:07 Item # 28-2015 Proposed Amendments to Planning Board Rules and Regulations
The town council will consider approval of amendments adopted by the planning board to their rules and regulations. Link to Summary of Proposed Changes
38:00 Item # 29-2015 Request from Planning Board to Extend Deadline
The planning board has requested
an extension to March 31, 2015 of their report on proposed amendments to the land use sections of ordinances.
42:40 Item # 30-2015 Budget Update for FY 2016
The town council last year requested the town manager to present a budget outlook prior to the budget process commencing. He will present an outlook at the council meeting. It is not being circulated with the initial issuance of this agenda as the governor’s budget is anticipated to be issued later this week and it may have a significant impact on the content of the presentation.
55:12 Item # 31-2015 Proposed Merger of February Council Meeting and Council Workshop
As the February town council meeting is projected to be brief, it is proposed to reschedule the planned February 2, 2015 town council workshop to instead follow the February 9, 2015 town council meeting.
56:06 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
56:42 Item # 32-2015 Town Manager’s Annual Evaluation
Draft Motion: Ordered the Cape Elizabeth Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 A. hereby enters into executive session to begin the annual evaluation process for the town manager.
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.
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