Agenda 10/20/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: October 20th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 10/06/20

#2 Community Building Cleaning Rotating Schedule


Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:

2021 Dog Licensing

Goodmorning!

2021 Dog Tags are now available!

I’ve had a lot of questions this year regarding licensing/registering your dog(s)- so let me explain a couple of things.

Dogs that are 6 months and older must be licensed in the municipality that you primarily reside in. You must bring proof of a current rabies vaccination. You may begin purchasing your current dog tag on October 15th of each year, and they are due by February 1st of the following year. After that, a late fee will be charged and you will get a visit from your local Animal Control Officer.

This is mandated by both your municipality and the State of Maine Animal Welfare Program. Rabies is a serious problem, and this helps them control and monitor the spread of rabies.

Last year we had an incredibly year at the Town of Eustis, I barely had to make any ACO visits regarding licensing. Let’s make it another good year!

Thank you! I hope to see you all soon! -Mercedes Freeman

10-6-20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: October 6th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 9/22/20

#2 Credit Union

#3 Lions Club/Free Pantry


Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:


*Meeting will be on ZOOM, see previous posts for link*

Flu Shots

Healthy Community Coalition will be at the Eustis Town Office on October 7th from 10am-1pm. They are offering flu shots! All individuals are asked to wear a mask.

09/22/20 Agenda

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: September 22nd, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 9/8/20

#2 GA Maximums

#3 IT Support/C-Prompt Computers

#4 Halloween

#5 Jeff Jorgenson/Cell Phone

#6 Nichole Weaver/Homeschooling

#7 Leann Delcourt/Spillover Kitchen Liquor License Renewal

#8 Community Building Cleaning


Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:

Healthy Community Coalition

Goodmorning!

Healthy Community Coalition is parked out front with their mobile health unit offering free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. They’re also offering free naloxone (narcan) training for people as well if you are interested. They will be here from 10am-1pm.

09/08/20 Agenda

Agenda:Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: September 8th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 08/25/20

#2 Beer/Wine License-Looney Moose

#3 Andy Brann- Plowing

#4 IT Support


Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:

Technical Issues

We have been having trouble with our e-mail, we are not receiving all of our messages and are unable to send message for the time being. We are working on getting this resolved as soon as possible. In the meantime, please be patient with us- and if you need a question answered or need assistance please give us a call instead!

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON PREMISE LICENSE APPLICATION


Notice is hereby given that the Town of Eustis, Maine, Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on:
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 6:00 pm.


Stratton/Eustis Community Building at 88 Main Street Stratton Maine.


For the purposing of receiving public comments on:On Premise Application for consumption of beer/wine for Kelly and Bob White DBA The Looney Moose.

08/25/20 Agenda

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: August 25th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 08/11/20

#2 Leeann Delcourt

#3 Beer/Wine License-Looney Moose

#4 Masks & Business

#5 Plow Bids

#6 Public Works Committee

Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:     

Agenda 08/11/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: July 28th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 07/28/20

#2 Jane Wilkinson- Art Project

#3 Plow Bids

#4 Executive Session

Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:     

Agenda 07/28/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: July 28th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 06/30/20

#2 Spillover Kitchen

#3 Boat Launch

Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:     

Volunteers Wanted!

The Town of Eustis is looking for volunteers to serve on a Road Committee and a Comprehensive Committee. If you are interested, please contact the Town Office at 207-246-4401. Thank you!

Independence Day Closures

Goodmorning!
Transfer Station & Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day.
Town Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day.

Enjoy your weekend!

Agenda 06/30/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: June 30th, 2020

#1 Accept minutes from 06/16/20

#2 Plow Bids

#3 Road Committee/Comprehensive Committee

#4 Little League

Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:     

Agenda 06/16/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: June 16th, 2020

#1 Community Building Rental

#2 Millie Howard/Summer Rec

#3 Raise for Tina

#4 Andy Brann

#5 Trails Outside Dining  

Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:     

Agenda 06/02/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting

Date: June 2nd, 2020

#1 Accept Minutes from 05/19/20

#2 Millie Howard/Summer Rec

#3 Amber Davis/Cleaning

#4 Library/Handicap Ramp

#5 Eddie Hastings

#6 8th Grade Graduation/Signs

#7 Stratton Plaza Liquor License

#8 Backstrap Extension of License

#9 Community Building Use

#10 Trails End

Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.

Other Business:     

Hydrant Flushing

The Eustis Water Department plans to conduct daytime hydrant flushing and gate valve exercising sometime during the weeks of June 8th-12th + June 15th-19th. Customers may experience brief losses of water pressure and/or moments of discolored water. Please do not panic if you experience this, please be patient and allow the water to run until discoloration is discontinued. Eustis Water Department will do everything to minimize the inconvenience of this, this process is is important to keep our distribution mains cleaned. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, please contact the Town Office at 207-246-4401 if you have any questions or concerned.

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes 5/5/20

Town of Eustis
Selectmen’s Meeting
May 5,2020
Present: Steve St. Jean, Jed Whiting, Jeff Lecander, Brandy Farnsworth, and Amanda Brochu
Attending: Tina O’Donnell, Kathy Fearon, Mercedes Freeman, Jim Brochu, Kirk Williams, Lori Lemont, Edie Dunlap and Andy Brann
Agenda #1 Meeting opened via Zoom with Jed motioning to accept minutes from the April 21st meeting as written and Brandi seconding it. All were in favor.
Agenda #2 Opening the town office- Steve consulted MMA and they thought reopening was fine. After discussion, it was decided that the town office can reopen to the public using safety precautions such as: masks, requiring hand sanitizer, limiting to two people in the lobby with a line for one to stand back to wait, keeping the glass window closed, etc. Jed made a motion that we reopen on Thursday May 7th as long as we can do so safely. Steve seconded it. All were in favor so motion passed. Discussion then turned to bringing back Mercedes and Tina. Kathy stated she needed them both. Options were discussed on how to do it safely with three in the office. Mercedes agreed to come back on Monday the 11th and Tina on Wednesday the 6th.
Agenda # 3 Opening the Library= Wendy submitted a letter asking for changes to make the library more safe. Steve stated that the library opening to the public would be at least June. Curbside pickup was discussed as well as a barrier that Wendy requested at the desk. The computers that patrons use would also need to be separated- it was decided that would be easy to do with a network cable. Steve made a motion that the library possibly reopen on June 1st after these changes were made and that Wendy purchase the barrier. Jed seconded it. All were in favor, motion passed. An outside kiosk that Wendy suggested was decided against for sanitary reasons.
Steve made a motion that the library return to curbside pick up on Monday the 11th. Jed seconded it. All were in favor so motion passed.
Agenda # 4 Audra’s contract- Audra submitted a 3 year contract with a requested increase of $500 per year. Brandi made a motion to accept this contract, Jed seconded it. All were in favor. Motion passed.
Agenda #5 Jeff brought up the winter roads contract. Should we receive money back from Absolute Services as this was a light snow year? Andy says it was average and that he did more sanding. It was decided to find out the 10 year average and the total snow fall for this year and to then discuss it when they could meet in person.
Agenda #6 Blanchard Park- Jed wondered if by June 1st the park could be reopened with signage promoting social distancing and other safe practices. This will be discussed more next meeting.
Agenda #7 Informational-
Jed stated that Stratton Lumber was visited by the State Police about the chipping noise starting very early in the morning. If we get complaints from residents, this is not coming from Stratton Lumber, but ReEnergy. When the chipper works at Stratton Lumber, it will not start so early.
Summer Rec program was discussed. Transportation will be an issue as we cannot have more than 10 kids on a bus. It was discussed that parents would have to transport and so would need to keep it local. It was decided to ask Millie Howard to attend the next meeting with the schedule of activities.
Steve mentioned that there was no increase in the school budget again this year.
Patty Simpson is working on a grant from Weyerhaeuser for the food pantry.
Jeff mentioned that $5000 was received from Helix for Blanchard Park and that it would be used for climbing equipment and for the skating rink.
Edie Dunlap is working on a grant for $82,000 for the Flagstaff ATV club in which the club will get 70% of it for the trails.
Steve made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Jed seconded it. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned.

Selectmen’s meeting Agenda 5/19/20

Agenda: Selectmen’s Meeting
Date: May 19, 2020
#1 Accept Minutes from 05/05/2020
#2 ATV Club
#3 Millie Howard
#4 Library
#5 Jim Tyson
#6
Sign Town Warrants and Water Department Warrants.
Other Business:

NO BURN

Transfer Station will not be burning today 05/13/20. Thank you for your understanding.

Selectmen’s Meeting April 21,2020

Present: Steve St. Jean, Jed Whiting, Jeff Lecander, Brandy Farnsworth, and Amanda Brochu
Attending: Tina O’Donnell, Kathy Fearon, Jim Brochu, Lori LeMont, Kirk Williams, Bob White, Millie Howard, and Andy Brann
Agenda #1 Meeting opened with Jed motioning to accept minutes from the April 7th meeting as written and Steve seconding it. All were in favor.
Agenda #2 Transfer Station- Jeff Jorgenson has expressed that he is almost out of PPE. The transfer station is an essential service and at times he has to interact with people. The fire department has an order of PPE coming and will share. It was discussed that something should be put on Facebook and the town website reminding people to social distance, use safe practices, and not loiter. Also, that we should encourage people to make less trips.
Agenda # 3 Tax Commitment- The budget this year is $160,000 above last year. Steve suggested taking $100,000 from surplus to buy this down. It was mentioned that the school budget might be higher this year and so the question was asked that if this is not enough can we revisit this. Kathy said yes we can as many times as we need. Steve made a motion to move the $100,000 from surplus and Jeff seconded it. All were in favor.
Agenda # 4 Family Fun Days- Amanda stated that they would be moving Family Fun Days to the 1st weekend in August to coincide with alumni weekend. The fireworks will also be moved.
Agenda #5 Tina O’Donnell’s 3 month review- It was decided to put this off until they can meet in person and that any raise would be retroactive.
Agenda #6 Youth Program- Millie Howard asked if she should continue to plan for the summer rec program. It was decided that she would continue to plan, but keep activities more local and outside as much as possible. Millie also asked if the kayaks and canoes could be moved to Cathedral pines in the next week as where they are now stored, the person has requested they be moved. The board is meeting on Thursday and if they can’t be, it was mentioned that the house at the water department is empty.
Agenda #6 Blanchard Park- Jeff wondered about the park concerning social distancing guidelines and the fact that we cannot have someone there disinfecting after use. It was decided to close the park and that signs would be posted.
Jed made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Steve seconded it. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned.

Selectmen’s Meeting April 7,2020

Present: Steve St. Jean, Jed Whiting, Jeff Lecander, Brandy Farnsworth, and Amanda Brochu
Attending: Tina O’Donnell, Kathy Fearon, Jim Brochu, Lori LeMont, Eileen Drummond, Leanne Delcourt, and Andy Brann
Meeting opened with Jed motioning to accept minutes as written and Steve seconding it. All were in favor.
Agenda #1 As Patty Simpson was not able to attend the meeting, Jeff Lecander spoke on her behalf. A Caring Calls program has been set up to make calls to Seniors in the area to check on them and to see if they need help. More information is on the towns Facebook page.
Agenda # 2 Short term rentals- Jed said that there is concern in the area about people from out of state coming to stay here to get out of the cities and could potentially bring the virus here. Steve said that the governor recently closed all motels/hotels and that short term rentals were included in that. Leanne mentioned that they can rent to people providing essential services and Brandy mentioned that they would need a letter saying that they are essential.
Agenda # 3 Jed said that he has been approached about a community fund for people affected by Covid 19. Leanne said that Jen Reese has headed up Stratton Community Volunteers which has raised quite a bit of money to help. Fotters is set up to take donations of cash or groceries. Also, the Morse’s with Sugarloaf Chapel has money for immediate needs.
Agenda #4 Andy Brann wanted to mention that the SBA has money to help small business and that they have good information, easy access, and were lots of help.
Brandy requested that the selectman go into executive session.