Baileyville Town Council

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By Danielle Smith

The Baileyville Town Council Meeting was called to order Monday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. The approval of four warrants was first on the agenda. 

Richard Gayton motioned to approve accounts payable warrant #54 in the amount of $35,500.60; payroll warrant #55 in the amount of $13,333.57; payroll warrant #56 in the amount of $13,586.30; and accounts payable warrant #57 in the amount of $59,105.63. David McAlpine seconded the motions, and the council unanimously approved the four warrants as written.

Old business consisted of an order to purchase a new pickup truck to be used by the waste water treatment plant. Councilor David McAlpine motioned to accept the order which "authorizes the Town Manager to purchase a new pickup truck with snow plow for a total purchase price not to exceed $31,000 through National Joint Purchase Alliance and Maine Equipment." $20,000 will be taken from the designated equipment reserve fund and up to $11,000 from the equipment reserve. Councilor Richard Gayton seconded, and the council unanimously approved the motion. The new truck is expected to arrive in approximately three months.

The town council approved dates for Baileyville 2016-2017 public budget hearings. Police, animal control and fire budget hearings will be held on Tuesday, February 9th. Public works, transfer station, cemetery and waste water budget hearings will occur on Wednesday, February 10th. Parks and recreation, code and planning and assessing budget hearings are scheduled on February 16th. Debt, County, Categorical Accounts and Administration budget hearings will take place on February 17th. All budget hearings will be held at the Baileyville Town Office in the Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m.on the scheduled dates.

Other new business included a motion to "direct Town Manager to enter into a contract with Southwest Service Commission of New Brunswick." David McAlpine motioned to accept the motion to which Richard Gayton seconded. The council approved the motion to enter into the contract for the disposal of solid waste. 

Town Manager Rick Bronson reported the results of the Board of Assessment Review have been certified. He also reported on the status of MePERS LD 995 and stated a request for proposal for new lights in the public works garage has been submitted. Bronson went on to say he has received responses on auditor and mowing request for proposals. Lastly the town manager reported training with TRIO was held at the town office on January 22nd.

 

The next Baileyville Town Council meeting will be held on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 in the Council Chambers of the Baileyville Town Office.