Cape Elizabeth Town Council Agenda
Monday, September 10, 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

 


00:25 Convening by Town Council Chairman Jessica L. Sullivan

00:36 The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

01:05 Roll Call by the Town Clerk

01:25 Town Council Reports and Correspondence

05:48 Finance Committee Report
Dashboard and Financial Reports as of 8/31/2018

Appropriation Control
Expense Distribution
Revenue Control
Revenue Distribution

07:30 Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda

14:01 Town Manager’s Monthly Report

17:25      Review of Draft Minutes of August 13, 2018

17:50      Presentation
Town Assessor Clinton Swett will make a presentation on the proposed senior property tax relief program. Later on the agenda the town council will consider referring the proposal to the ordinance committee.

21:59 Public Hearing           New Liquor License Application & Special Amusement Permit
The Well at Jordan’s Farm

Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person; however, the time may be extended by majority vote of councilors present.

23:24 Item #123-2018          The Well at Jordan’s Farm – Liquor License & Special Amusement Permit

Well, LLC (Jason Williams) is requesting a new restaurant malt, vinous and spirituous liquor license and special amusement permit for The Well at Jordan’s Farm, 21 Wells Road.

A public hearing notice has been published in the Portland Press for three consecutive days and posted at town hall.

The applications have been reviewed by police, fire and code enforcement. No concerns have been reported relating to this application.

Recommended Motion:
ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council approves the malt, vinous and spirituous liquor license and special amusement permit for Well, LLC (Jason Williams) at The Well at Jordan’ Farm, 21 Wells Road as presented.

27:40 Public Hearing           Establishment of an Energy Committee

Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person; however, the time may be extended by majority vote of councilors present.

28:15 Item #124-2018          Establishment of an Energy Committee

On July 9, 2018 the town council voted to send consideration of a standing renewable energy committee back to the ordinance committee for further review. The ordinance committee voted unanimously at the July 30, 2018 meeting to recommend the establishment of an energy committee. Link to Draft Minutes

On August 13, 2018 the town council voted to send the recommendation to amend Chapter 4 Boards and Committees to public hearing this evening.

32:25 Public Hearing           Review of Proposed Settlement Agreement Relating to Paper Street Sections of Surfside Avenue
            Link to Map | Link to Survey

Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person; however, the time may be extended by majority vote of councilors present.

02:13:40 Break

02:20:47 Item #125-2018          Review of Proposed Settlement Agreement Relating to Paper Street Sections of Surfside Avenue

On August 13, 2018 the town council voted to send the proposed settlement agreement between the
Town of Cape Elizabeth and Imad Khalidi, David Leopold, Kara Leopold, Andrew Sommer, Susan
Ross, Stewart Wooden, Julie Wooden and Pilot Point, LLC regarding paper street sections of Surfside
Avenue, to a public hearing to begin the deemed vacation process of a paper street section of Surfside
Avenue.

03:02:27 Item #126-2018          General Assistance Appendices

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.)

It is recommended the Town Council set to public hearing the General Assistance Ordinance
Appendix (A – D) as recommended by the Maine Municipal Association effective October 1, 2018 –
September 30, 2019.

Recommended Motion:
ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council sets to public hearing on Wednesday, October 10,
2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Town Hall the General Assistance Ordinance
Appendix (A – D) as recommended by the Maine Municipal Association effective October 1, 2018 –
September 30, 2019.

03:04:15 Item #127-2018          Senior Property Tax Relief Program

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.)

A new ordinance is required to adopt a senior property tax relief program. It is recommended to refer
the proposal to the ordinance committee for review and recommendation back to the town council.

03:06:50 Item #128-2018          Fund Transfer Approval for Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.)

The town manager will present the recommendation for a fund transfer for fiscal years 2018 and
2019.

Recommended Motion:
ORDERED, The Cape Elizabeth Town Council, having approved the Municipal Budget on May 15, 2017 for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and May 14, 2019 for the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget does hereby approve the identified fund transfers listed below for Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with the Town Auditor’s recommendation.

Fiscal Year 2018 Fund Transfers:

Infrastructure Fund:                           $200,000
Portland Head Light Fund:                 $32,500
Sewer Fund:                                        $92,000
Fort Williams Park Capital Fund:      $77,000
Carry Forward Balances:                   $317,400

Fiscal Year 2019 Fund Transfers:

Infrastructure Fund:                           $100,000
Portland Head Light Fund:                 $  12,000
Rescue Fund:                                      $225,000
Fort Williams Park Capital Fund:      $  77,700
Unassigned Fund Balance:                 $500,000

03:09:54       Citizens may at this point in the meeting raise any topic that is not on the agenda that pertains       
       to Cape Elizabeth local government.

03:10:07      Adjournment