Cape Elizabeth Town Council Agenda
Monday, February 12, 2018
7:00 p.m. Cape Elizabeth Town Hall
Council Chambers

Jessica L. Sullivan, Chairman
James M. "Jamie" Garvin
Caitlin R. Jordan
Penelope A. Jordan
Sara W. Lennon
Valerie A. Randall
Christopher M. Straw


Note: The town council will meet in workshop session at 6:00 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss the legal rights and duties of the town council as such rights and duties relate to paper streets. Executive sessions are not open to the public. No action will be taken.

00:13 Roll Call by the Town Clerk

00:31 The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

00:54 Town Council Reports and Correspondence

Finance Committee Report and Dashboard
Appropriation Control
Expense Distribution
Revenue Control
Revenue Distribution
11:41 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda

12:01 Town Manager’s Monthly Report

16:13 Review of Draft Minutes of January 8, 2018

17:10 Item #35-2018 Consider the Naming of a New Private Road – Grouse Run Drive

Link to Chief Williams Memo and Chapter 22 Addressing Ordinance
Link to Map

As Addressing Coordinator, Chief Williams is bringing forth a recommendation to name a new private road as Grouse Run Drive. The private road has been built to access three building lots at 1189 Sawyer Road.

It is recommended the town council approve the new private road name at 1189 Sawyer Road as Grouse Run Drive as presented.

19:35 Item #36-2018 Request for a Zone Change to Business Zone A – 560 Shore Road

Cape Elizabeth Service Center located at 560 Shore Road is requesting consideration of a zone change to allow used car dealer plates.

Sec. 19-6-5. Business District A (BA)

B. Permitted Use
3. The following nonresidential uses:

h. Repair garage (Effective July 8, 2009) with a maximum of 3 used car dealer plates. Signage limited to one 8.5in x 11in sign on each car.

If the town council desires to further review the request it would be in order to refer to the planning board for review and recommendation.

38:48 Item #37-2018 Fort Williams Park 2018 Group Use Requests

The Fort Williams Park Committee has reviewed group use requests for 2018 and recommends the following uses:

Cape Elizabeth Little League Seasonal Use
CEHS Graduation Sunday, June 10, 2018
Family Fun Day Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Rain date Sunday, June 17, 2018)
Beach to Beacon Road Race July 31 – August 4, 2018

Making Strides Cancer Walk Sunday, October 14, 2018
Contingent upon payment of the ½ day Area Fee of $500.00

It is recommended the town council approve the Fort Williams Park 2018 group use requests as presented.

41:06 Item #38-2018 Review of Proposed Revisions to the Code of Ethics

At the December 14, 2017 town council workshop Town Attorney Thomas Leahy provided an overview of FOAA, conflicts of interest and bias. During the workshop it was a consensus of the town council to ask Mr. Leahy to review the Town Council Rules and Code of Ethics and suggest amendments to closer align the two documents relating to conflicts of interest.

Questions included - What rises to the level of an actual vote for a “disclosure” of information or an “appearance” of a conflict of interest? Currently is the council “over disclosing” relationships that are not financial conflicts of interest? Can a disclosure of information suffice without a vote?

The town council may adopt, edit, refer back to the town attorney for further review or refer to the
next regular meeting.

45:10 Item #39-2018 2018 Town Council Goals - Draft

The review of goals began at the December 14, 2017 workshop; the draft is based on the workshop discussion.

The town council may adopt, edit, refer to workshop for further review or refer to the next regular meeting.


49:38 Citizens may at this point in the meeting raise any topic that is not on the agenda that pertains to Cape Elizabeth local government.

49:51 Adjournment