Cape Elizabeth Town Council Agenda

Monday, June 8, 2020

 

7:00 p.m.

 

Zoom Online Meeting

 

Valerie A. Adams, Chairman Valerie J. Deveraux Jeremy A. Gabrielson James M. "Jamie" Garvin Caitlin R. Jordan
Penelope A. Jordan

Christopher M. Straw

 

 

Convening of the Meeting by the Chairman Roll Call by the Town Clerk
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Town Council Reports and Correspondence

Finance Committee Report
Dashboard and Financial Reports as of May 31, 2020

Appropriation Control Expense Distribution Revenue Control Revenue Distribution

Citizen Opportunity for Discussion of Items Not on the Agenda (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.) Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is pertinent.

Town Manager's Report

Review of Draft Minutes of the Following Virtual Meetings-
    May 11, 2020
    May 18, 2020 Special Meeting
    May 27, 2020 Special Meeting

Public Hearing           Fiscal Year 2021 School Budget

Link to School Budget
Link to School Budget Tax Implications
Link to Proforma – Based on the municipal budget approved May 27, 2020 and the proposed
School Board school department budget.

Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person; however, the time may be extended by majority vote of councilors present. Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is relevant.


Item #85-2020            Fiscal Year 2021 School Budget

On May 27, 2020 the town council voted to hold a public hearing on June 8 relating to the fiscal year 2021 school budget. The council will vote on the school budget June 15 with the validation election on July 14.

Draft Motion
Moved by and Seconded by
ORDERED, The Cape Elizabeth Town Council following the public hearing does hereby schedule a vote on the fiscal year 2021 School Department Budget for the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine for Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via the virtual Zoom platform. The School Board's recommended budget is proposed expenditures of $28,490,012 and estimates revenues of
$2,218,949; 3.79% change from FY 2020.
Item #86-2020            Town Emergency Order Expiring June 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Link to Emergency Order

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.) Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is pertinent.

On March 25, 2020 the town council passed an emergency ordinance relating to a prohibition on businesses during the public health emergency. Subsequently the emergency ordinance was amended on April 1, April 28 and May 27. The emergency order expires June 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Based on resident feedback, Councilor Garvin has requested town council discussion on the requirement for dogs within Fort Williams Park to be restrained by leash at all times.

Item #87-2020            Ordinance Committee Recommendation – Non-Conforming Lots

Link to Ordinance Committee Memo – Nonconforming lots/setbacks amendments

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.) Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is pertinent.

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted on July 8, 2019. A workshop was held on September 24, 2019 relating to implementation steps for the recommendations as outlined in the comprehensive plan.
It was a consensus of the town council to begin assigning tasks so that committees and staff could begin working on and scheduling recommendations into the work load understanding some tasks will take more time than others.

The town council referred to the ordinance committee recommendations #30 and #82. The ordinance committee reviewed the recommendations as a pair because they both relate to nonconforming lots. The committee recommends the proposed amendments be reviewed by the town council in
workshop session prior to referral to the planning board.


Draft Motion:
ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers the ordinance committee recommendations
relating to nonconforming lots and setback amendments of the zoning ordinance to workshop.

Item #88-2020            CIP Interproject Transfers

Link to CIP Interproject Transfers Memo

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.) Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is pertinent.

Finance Director John Quartararo is recommending the town council authorize capital improvement project interproject transfers. The transfers are between the operating budget for Fort Williams Park and between capital improvement projects.

Draft Motion:
ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council authorizes the following transfers from the FY 2020
budget for approved FY 2021 CIP projects as follows:

Transfers Out:

0645-2035

Fort Williams Building Repair

($ 29,000.00)

0715-4026

Public Works Radio Tower

($  5,000.00)

0715-4136

Mower Deck Replacement

($ 12,500.00)

0715-5323

Community Services
Washroom & Lighting

($ 34,000.00)

0715-5235

Scott Dyer Road – Phase 2

($110,000.00)

0715-5251

Community Services Kitchen

$   20,000.00

0715-5308

Rotary Mower Replacement

$   12,500.00

0715-5339

Scott Dyer Road MDOT Paving
Match

$ 110,000.00

0715-5421

Communications Tower

$     5,000.00

0715-5422

Community Services Utility
Vehicle

$   14,000.00

0715-5433

Fort Williams Park Bldg#324 –
Building Repair

$   29,000.00

 Total Transfers Out:                                                                                                        ($190,500.00) Transfers In:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Transfers In:                                                                            $190,500.00


Item #89-2020            Governor's Executive Order Relating to Vehicle Registrations

Link to Executive Order 53-A FY19/20

Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.) Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is pertinent. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mills has issued various executive orders following the state of emergency on March 15, 2020. On May 26, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order 53-A FY 19/20 authorizing municipalities to establish a deadline for registering vehicles purchased or transferred for which a registration has expired if the municipality can accept payments online, by mail, by telephone or in the municipal office.

Although the Tax Office has been processing registrations by mail and assisting residents with online re-registrations throughout the emergency period, time is needed to process the volume of vehicle registrations including re-registrations, new purchases and transfers.

Finance Director John Quartararo recommends the town council approve the following order.

Draft Motion:
ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council establishes a deadline of July 31, 2020 for the re-
registration of all expired vehicle registrations and the registration of purchased and transferred vehicles for residents of Cape Elizabeth per Governor Mills' Executive Order 53-A FY 19/20 issued May 26, 2020.

Citizens may at this point in the meeting raise any topic that is not on the agenda that pertains to Cape Elizabeth local government. (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.) Persons wishing to address the council shall indicate their desire using the Raise Hand function of the Zoom meeting. When recognized by the chairman, the speaker shall give his or her name and address or local affiliation, if the affiliation is pertinent.

 

Adjournment