Cape Elizabeth Town Council
Monday, March 9, 2015
Town Hall
00:01 Convening by Town Council Chair Katharine N. Ray
00:31 Roll Call by the Town Clerk
00:48 Town Council Reports and Correspondence
01:35 Finance Committee Report
06:44 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
06:54 Town Manager’s Monthly Report
10:09        Review of   Draft Minutes of  February 9, 2015  meeting.  
10:34 Public Hearing
Item # 41-2015                       Political Signs on Traffic Islands  
After public hearing comments the council will consider adoption of the proposed amendments.

Sign Ordinance
Chapter 21
Article II  Permitted Signs
Sec. 21-2-1  Signs Allowed in All Zones Without a Permit.  The following signs shall be allowed in all Zoning Districts without a permit:
(c) Political signs announcing candidates seeking public office, political parties, and/or political and public issues contained on a ballot may, within the public right-of-way, be erected no earlier than six weeks before an election and must be removed within one week after the election. No political signs shall be placed on the pavement of a public roadway or bikeway, on traffic islands, nor on Town-owned property except signs authorized by the Town Clerk of Cape Elizabeth to indicate the date, time and place of polling. Political signs as contemplated in this sub-section shall be limited to eight (8) square feet per exposed face, or 16 square feet in total area, per sign, with the maximum horizontal measurement being four (4) feet. The maximum sign height shall not exceed three and one-half (3 1/2) feet. Signs authorized by the Town Clerk of Cape Elizabeth indicating the date, time and place of polling are allowed. [Amended Eff. 10/12/2005]
12:39 Item # 42-2015                       Appointments Committee Update   
Appointments Committee Chair Molly MacAuslan will provide an update on the council goals referred to the appointments committee.
36:05 Item # 43-2015                       Rescue Fees Update    
The fire chief has recently reviewed  rescue billing practices in the region and recommends the following fee schedule effective March 30, 2015. 

  Current       Last Changed    Proposed         Calls        Estimated Revenue
Rescue Fees Basic Life Support Transport $ 400.00 5/1/2009 $  600.00 350 $ 210,000.00
Advanced Life Support Transport $ 500.00 5/1/2009 $  900.00 250 $ 225,000.00
ALS 2 Transport $ 700.00 5/1/2009 $  900.00    
IV Drug Administration $ 100.00 5/1/2009 Included    
Oxygen $   50.00 5/1/2009 Included    
Cardiac Monitor $ 100.00 5/1/2009 Included    
Defib $ 100.00 5/1/2009 Included    
Endotracheal Tube $ 100.00 5/1/2009 Included    
Mileage Per Loaded  Mile $   10.00 5/1/2009 $14.00 7 $ 73,500.00

43:40 Item # 44-2015                       Town Manager's Recommended FY 2016 Municipal Budget   
It is recommended the proposed budget be referred to the finance committee.  The town manager’s budget message may be reviewed here.  
55:07 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda
55:18 The council will recess into workshop format and will have a public workshop to discuss the recent findings of the study undertaken to take actions to eliminate the combined sewer overflow at Ottawa Road.   
55:38 Item # 45-2015                       Executive Session   
Draft Motion: Ordered the Cape Elizabeth Town Council in conformance with 1 MRSA §405 6 A. D. and E.   hereby enters into executive session to continue the annual evaluation process for the town manager and to receive an update from the town manager on collective bargaining with the Cape Elizabeth Police Benevolent Association .
Link to Month End Financial  Reports