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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Recap Town Council Workshop and Meeting - July 1, 2014

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP & MEETING – JULY 1ST

Last night’s workshop and meeting was epic.  I am really proud of the decisions made at this event.

First and foremost, Mrs. Diane Barnes was sworn in as our new Town Manager.  Welcome aboard Mrs. Barnes.

Under Good News & Recognition – The Lisbon Emergency Service recognized Sergeant Stewart and Officer McGee for saving the life of one of our citizens by immediately applying CPR upon their arrival.  Their training and professionalism were the reason this individual is alive today.  Great job Sergeant Stewart and Officer McGee!

Under Council Orders, Resolutions and Ordinances – The council voted 5-0 to approve the Amendment to Part II Town Council Rules, Regulations and Policies Sec. 86-42.  Also the Council voted 5-0 to name the cemetery located on map R8 lot 9 to Blake Cemetery.  The council also approved the closure of a number of roads for the Moxie Festival by a vote of 5-0.  The Council spent time in the workshop discussion the new Fee Schedule and during the meeting approved the Fee Schedule by a vote of 5-0.  The Council voted Councilor Mark Lunt and Sarah Hall to MMA’s Legislative Policy Committee by a vote of 5-0.  Also, the Council awarded the Striping Contract to Lucas Striping by a vote of 5-0.

I cannot provide you much information on the Energy Service Contract because Mr. Ryan Leighton did not provide any documentation to the people to follow along with. 

Under Other Business – The Council discussed Mr. Richard Nedeau suggest having the GPS Program for Alzheimer’s patients and bicycle theft used in Lisbon.  After a short discuss, the Council passed this suggestion on to Chief Brooks for a recommendation.

Under Appointments – Mrs. Lori Pomeleau was reappointed to the Finance Committee and Mrs. Diane Barnes was appointed to the AVCOG General Assembly Representative and the AVCOG/ATRC Policy Committee Regular.

Under Council Communications – Chairwoman Ward stated that if the Council does not approve a budget before the end of the month; taxes will go up 7%.  Councilor Pesce recommended a workshop on July 8th.  Chairwoman Ward wants to vote on the budget on July 15, 2014 regardless of what happens during the workshop.

Larry Fillmore

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Council Agendas & Packet‏ For July 1, 2014

TO VIEW THE INFORMATION IN THE PACKET PLEASE CLICK HERE.(Then you can click on each highlighted element of the item in question and read more about the pertinent information, however, it did not work when we tried it. Good Luck)
Attached Document or FileCURRENT TUESDAY AGENDA  - Link to attachments are provided within this document. New agendas posted after 7PM on the Friday before the Council Meeting.

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AGENDA
TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
LISBON TOWN OFFICE
6:30 - 7:15 P. M.


1. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO FEE SCHEDULE
2. ADJOURN

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                                                                       AGENDA
                                                         TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
                                                            TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
                                                            LISBON TOWN OFFICE
                                                                         7:15 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO FLAG

2. ROLL CALL
___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Brunelle
___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt
___Councilor Metivier
___ Councilor Pesce
___ Councilor Ward

Town Clerk reading of meeting rules

Town Manager's Oath of Office: Diane Barnes

3. GOOD NEWS & RECOGNITION

A. Lisbon Emergency Recognition of Sergeant Stewart & Officer McGee

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Renewal Special Entertainment Permit - Eileen Knight d/b/a Friends Lodge

B. Amendments to Fee Schedule

5. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FOR AGENDA ITEMS

6. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION RESPONSE

7. CONSENT AGENDA

2014-114 ORDER − A. Renewal Liquor & Special Entertainment Permit - Eileen Knight d/b/a Friends Lodge

B. Minutes of June 24, 2014

8. COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES

2014-115 ORDER− Amendment to Part II Town Council Rules, Regulations, and Policies Sec. 86-42

2014-116 ORDER − Name cemetery located on map R8 lot 9

2014-117 ORDER − Street closures for Moxie Festival

2014-118 ORDINANCES − Amendments to Fee Schedule

2014-119 ORDER − Ballots for Election to MMA's Legislative Policy Committee

2014-120 ORDER − To move forward with energy service contract

2014-121 ORDER − Striping Bids

9. OTHER BUSINESS

A. GPS Program for Alzheimer's patients and lost or stolen bicycles

10. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NEW ITEMS

11. COUNCIL RESPONSE TO NEW ITEMS

12. APPOINTMENTS

2014-122 ORDER − Finance Committee Renewal (1) Term expiring June 30, 2017

2014-123 ORDER − Appoint Town Manager as the AVCOG General Assembly Representative

2014-124 ORDER − Appoint Town Manager as the AVCOG/ATRC Policy Committee Regular Member

13. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION

15. ADJOURNMENT

2014-125 ORDER − To Adjourn

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lisbon Town Council Agendas For May 19th and 20th, 2014

AGENDA
SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
LISBON TOWN OFFICE
5:30 P.M.


1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Brunelle
___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt
___Councilor Metivier
___ Councilor Pesce
___ Councilor Ward

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION

2014-73 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matters - Town Manager Search
 
4. ADJOURNMENT
 
2014-74 ORDER − To Adjourn


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AGENDA
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
LISBON TOWN OFFICE
7:00 P.M.
1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO FLAG
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Brunelle
___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt
___Councilor Metivier
___ Councilor Pesce
___ Councilor Ward
 
Town Clerk reading of meeting rules
 
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
2014-75 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (D) Contract negotiations
 
4. GOOD NEWS & RECOGNITION
 
A. Lisbon Emergency Recognition of Sergeant Stewart & Officer McGee
 
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
A. Amendments to the Finance Committee Ordinance
 
6. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FOR AGENDA ITEMS
 
7. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION RESPONSE
 
8. CONSENT AGENDA
 
2014-76 ORDER − A. Minutes of May 6, 12, & 13, 2014
 
B. Renewal Victualer's Licenses
 
C. Pole Permit - Potter Rd.
 
9. COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES
 
2014-77 ORDER − Dispatch Agreement with Lisbon Emergency
 
2014-78 ORDER − Garden Request - Faye Brown Letter
 
2014-79 ORDER − Nominations to MMA's Legislative Policy Committee
 
2014-80 RESOLUTION − 2014 Spirit of America Tribute
 
2014-81 ORDINANCE − Amendment to Finance Committee Ordinance (2nd Reading)
 
10. OTHER BUSINESS
 
A. Unitil Paving Proposal
 
11. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NEW ITEMS
 
12. COUNCIL RESPONSE TO NEW ITEMS
 
13. APPOINTMENTS
 
2014-82 ORDER − Removal of Appeals Board member for non-residence
 
2014-83 ORDER − Appointment of New Town Manager
 
2014-84 ORDER − Appointment of Tax Collector
 
14. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS
 
15. ADJOURNMENT
 
2014-85 ORDER − To Adjourn

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Town Council Agenda‏ Tuesday, May 6, 2014 At 5:30 P.M.

AGENDA
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
LISBON TOWN OFFICE
5:30 P.M.


1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO FLAG
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Brunelle
___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt
___Councilor Metivier
___ Councilor Pesce
___ Councilor Ward
 
Town Clerk reading of meeting rules
 
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
2014-54 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (E) Consultations with legal counsel - DEP Consent agreement & Cable TV Franchise Agreement
 
2014-55 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (A) Personnel Matters regarding staffing levels
 
2014-56 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (D) Labor negotiations - Teamsters Public Works Unit
 
2014-57 ORDER − 1 MRSA § 405 (6) (C) Potential acquisition of real estate
 
4. GOOD NEWS & RECOGNITION
 
A. Lisbon Emergency Recognition of Sergeant Stewart & Officer McGee
 
B. Moxie Festival Planning Update
 
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
A. Proposed Charter Amendment to reduce the number of signatures necessary to call a Special Town Meeting to consider budget issues from 15 percent of the qualified voters voting in the last gubernatorial election to 10 percent of the qualified voters voting in the last gubernatorial election
 
B. Proposed Charter Amendment which will clarify that the municipality will follow and reference title 21-A for Election procedures
 
C. Proposed Route 196 Design Standards & Guidelines
 
D. Itinerant Vendor License for Randall Smith d/b/a Pinky D's
 
6. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION FOR AGENDA ITEMS
 
7. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION RESPONSE
 
8. CONSENT AGENDA
 
2014-58 ORDER − A. Minutes of April 14, 15, 17, 22, 28, & 29, 2014
B. Renewal Itinerant Vendor /Mass Gathering Licenses
C. Itinerant Vendor License for Randall Smith d/b/a Pinky D's
D. Renewal Liquor License for Angelo's
E. Renewal Victualer's Licenses
 
9. COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES
 
2014-59 ORDER −Warrant for School Budget Validation Referendum June 10, 2014
 
2014-60 ORDER −Warrant for Bond Referendum June 10, 2014
 
2014-61 ORDER − Route 196 Design Standards & Guidelines (Second Reading)
 
2014-62 ORDER − Amend Section 2-507 Finance Committee established (First Reading)
 
2014-63 ORDER − Dispatch Agreement with Lisbon Emergency Services
 
2014-64 RESOLUTION − Stating opposition of FEMA's interpretation of Policy 9523
 
10. OTHER BUSINESS
 
A. Town Office and Library Operating Hours Survey Results
 
11. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NEW ITEMS
 
12. COUNCIL RESPONSE TO NEW ITEMS
 
13. APPOINTMENTS
 
2014-65 ORDER − Accept resignation of (1) Regular Planning Board Member
 
2014-66 ORDER − Appoint current Associate Member to Regular Planning Board Member
 
2014-67 ORDER − Appoint Wardens 

14. COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS
 
15. ADJOURNMENT
 
2014-68 ORDER − To Adjourn to Budget Workshop
 
16. BUDGET WORKSHOP

Monday, July 15, 2013

Will Lisbon Follow This Lead?






ANOTHER MAINE TOWN CLOSES DISPATCH CENTER

In Friday night’s Lewiston Sun Journal (http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2013/07/12/budget-cuts-close-rumford-police-dispatch-window-t/1392159) there is an article about the Town of Rumford closing their Dispatch Center.  In an effort to control spending and limit mass tax increases, Rumford has elected to utilize the Oxford County Dispatch to provide emergency services to their resident.

With the cuts in Revenue Sharing and the slumping economy in Maine, it has become necessary to cut out redundant service in order to keep from raising taxes on residents.   Rumford was not a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and did not receive 911 calls directly.  Instead, all 911 calls came into the Oxford County Dispatch and then were relayed to Rumford Dispatch before anyone was dispatched to respond to the situation, much like Lisbon.  Any delay in response time, puts lives at risk.  By eliminating the middle man, there will be a quicker response time  providing a much better chance of survival.  Regardless of the delay time, whether it is a long or small period of time puts lives at risk.

It is too bad; the Town Council of Lisbon cannot see this.  Lisbon Town Council would rather raise taxes on it citizens than close its Dispatch Center saving approximately $266,000 tax dollars plus the cost of the equipment.  Maintenance and replacement of the equipment is going to cost approximately $250,000 tax dollars.  This savings would eliminate a need to raise taxes again this year.

However, it is more important to our Town Council to support Chief Brooks and his inflated ego than to do what is right for the citizens of Lisbon.  This is a sad state of affairs. 

Eliminating Lisbon's Communications Center would be a Positive Change for Lisbon.

Larry Fillmore

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Duped or Screwed, You Make The Call!

                                  


                              WHOSE BEEN DUPED???????

It would appear that the Lisbon Town Council, and the Selectman from Durham and Sabattus have all been duped by Chief David T. Brooks and Town Manager Stephen Eldridge.  Many times the question has been asked “Are 911 calls directly received by the Lisbon Communication Center?”  The standard response by Stephen Eldridge is “911 calls are received by the Lisbon Communication Center directly from Lewiston”.

This statement is true but is not the correct answer to the question.  You see, ONLY Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) receives 911 calls.  The Androscoggin County Dispatch is a PSAP but the Lisbon Communication Center is NOT What this means is that all 911 calls received by the PSAP Androscoggin County Dispatch for Lisbon, Durham and Sabattus must be redirected, relayed or passed on to the Lisbon Communication Center depending on what term suits you.  This redirection wastes valuable time!  In a life or death situation where every second counts, this delay puts lives at risk. 

Androscoggin County Dispatch is able to dispatch First Responders immediately upon receipt of the 911 calls.  The Lisbon Communication Center cannot dispatch anyone until the 911 information has been passed along to them from the Androscoggin County Dispatch.  This delay maybe seconds, minutes or even hours but when every second counts in saving lives this is critical. 

In this economy is it important to ensure every tax dollar is spent effectively.   Chief Brooks offered a cut rate deal for these towns to join Lisbon in dispatching.  Chief Brooks could do this because the citizens of Lisbon are already paying approximately a half million dollars annually to operate this communication center and this cost is increasing every year.   However, it is important to weigh the cost savings against the cost of a life.

Chief David T. Brooks and Town Manager Stephen Eldridge are nothing more than “con men” or “honest used car salesmen” selling a product and that product is your life.  What is your life worth?



 

Larry Fillmore

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lisbon Lawman's Legacy: His Way Or The Highway


HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY

On May 1, 2012 David T. Brooks presented his own feelings about the future of the Lisbon Communications Center. The entire presentation dealt with what Brooks wanted the councilors to know. But there were several simple facts which came out of this discussion.

  1. Brooks has been working on this proposal for eight years. In this eight year period, Brooks never gave any thought to what would happen if the Lisbon Communications Center were to be shut down. Instead of considering all aspects of the situation and coming up with a contingency plan for each scenario; he chooses to ignore the possibility of anyone not approving his proposal. This was very apparent by Brooks' continual repeating there is “NO PLAN”

     There is no plan because Brooks has never considered anything else. It is the Chief of Police’s responsibility to provide a contingency plan for each phase of his operation not the County Commissioners.

  2. The most simplistic action of all communications was not addressed by Brooks. The utilization of cell phones to communicate between Lisbon Departments was never considered by Brooks. 

  3. Utilizing “thumb drives” to update IMC, prepare logs or record data was never considered.

  4. Utilizing Duty Officers and Sergeants to check IMC, NCIC and checks and interstate inquiries were never considered. 

  5. The first responder on the scene could assess the situation and utilizing a preloaded cell phone call for any additional assistance.

  6. The bus driver who is busing our children to away events could utilize a cell phone to communicate any situation as necessary.

I commend Councilor Gina Mason for seeing right though Brooks' presentation. Councilor Mason asked how come the town could not utilize cell phones as a means of communications since we already are paying for them. Councilor Mason asked Chief Brooks numerous questions he was not prepared to answer. Councilor Mason had the courage to ask why he has not looked at alternative solutions.

It would appear that, it is Brooks’ way or the highway because Brooks has no contingency plans in place for any of the different aspects of the Police Department.  So for the past eight years, he is only concerned with what is best for Brooks and not this community. The dispatch situation affects all of the citizens of Lisbon because it deals with the response time in an emergency. In an emergency every second counts in determining life or death. The country has instituted a program called 911 in order to expedite the process in hopes of saving lives. 

 Our County Commissioners are trying to do the same by consolidating all the communications centers and eliminating redundancy within the process. A 911 emergency phone call goes to either Lewiston/Auburn 911 if received by land line or to the Maine State Police Barracks in Gray if received by cell phone. These calls are then relayed to the Lisbon Communications Center to dispatch Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 

No 911 calls come DIRECTLY to the Lisbon Communication Center. Let me repeat that: No 911 calls come DIRECTLY to the Lisbon Communications Center. 
The County Commissioners are trying to improve this process by eliminating the middle step. By dispatching Police, Fire and EMS from the point the call is received will eliminate having to call the Lisbon Communications Center and speed up the response time. In an emergency, time is critical and every minute/second can make the difference between life or death. Streamlining the process and saving lives should be the number one priority of everyone.

Why would you NOT want to speed up the process in an attempt to save as many lives as possible?

Larry Fillmore
Concerned Citizen


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

911 Dispatch Centers Focus Of Hearing In Augusta On Wednesday (tomorrow)

Number of emergency dispatch sites focus of hearing

Posted Jan. 17, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.
  
AUGUSTA, Maine — Managers and directors of Maine’s emergency dispatch centers will gather before a legislative committee Wednesday to show support for the adoption of a study concluding that the state’s 911 call answering centers should not be consolidated or reduced to fewer than 15 to 17.
There currently are 26 such centers in Maine.
LD 1614, An Act to Create Efficiency in E-9-1-1 Call Centers, will be heard Wednesday before the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Owen Smith, president of the Maine Emergency County Communications Association and director of the Waldo Regional Communications Center.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in Room 211 at the Cross State Office Building in Augusta.
The aim of the Kimball Report, which was commissioned by the Maine Legislature in 2009 and published in January 2010, was to determine the optimal number of Public Safety Answering Points, or PSAPs, for the state.

Follow the rest of the story here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lisbon Town Council Agenda for May 17

AGENDA
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
LISBON TOWN OFFICE
6:00 P.M.

1. WORKSHOP WITH WATER DEPARTMENT

2. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE TO FLAG
3. ROLL CALL
___Councilor Bickford
___ Councilor Bowie
___ Councilor Cote
___ Councilor Larochelle
___Councilor Lunt
___ Councilor Mason
___ Councilor Pomelow

Town Clerk reading of meeting rules

4. PUBLIC HEARING

5. CONSENT AGENDA
2011-68 ORDER −
A. Renewal Victualer Licenses
B. Renewal Itinerant Vendor & Victualer’s License for Hogie’s Hot Dogs
C. Renewal 12 Month Mass Gathering Permit
D. Minutes of May 3, 2011

6. COUNCIL ORDERS, RESOLUTIONS, & ORDINANCES
2011-69 ORDER −
D & B Pump Station Pump Replacement

2011-70 ORDER −
Disposition of 46 Frost Hill Avenue

2011-71 ORDER −
Disposition of 385 Lisbon Street

2011-72 ORDER −
Mileage Reimbursement Rate

2011-73 ORDER −
Personnel Policy Amendment Section 90-15.5 Pay Periods

2011-74 RESOLUTION−
2011-2012 Municipal Budget Adoption
ANYONE SUPPORTING THIS BUDGET AT THIS TIME SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL FOR 
FRAUD, WASTE & ABUSE OF MUNICIPAL FUNDS. 

2011-75-91 ORDER −
2011-2012 School Budget Adoption Warrant Articles 1-17

7. OTHER BUSINESS
A. Lisbon Emergency Award Presentation
B. Finance Director’s Report
C. Town Manager’s Report

8. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

9. APPOINTMENTS

10. COUNCILOR COMMUNICATIONS

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION

12. ADJOURNMENT
2011-92 ORDER −
To Adjourn

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lisbon Emergency Donates Equipment to LHS‏

Photo by Monica Millhime
 Lisbon High School ‘s RN, Elaine Daly, accepts a new Blood Glucose Monitor for the School Clinic from Lee Gamache, Chief of Service for Lisbon Emergency, Inc.

Lisbon – On Thursday, February 4, Chief of Service, Lee Gamache from Lisbon Emergency, Inc., donated a new Blood Glucose Monitor to Lisbon High School Nurse, Elaine Daly.  Lisbon Emergency provided the new equipment after receiving word the school was in need of a new machine.  “The new Blood Glucose Monitor means a lot for our students. With updated equipment we can provide the best possible medical care to anyone who walks into the high school Clinic. We would like to again thank Lisbon Emergency and Leland Gamache for providing this to our students," comments Daly.

Lisbon Emergency is a private, non-profit ambulance service providing 24-hour medical care and emergency transportation to the communities of Lisbon and Bowdoin.  The service has also provided mutual support to the surrounding communities for close to 35 years. Plans for construction of a new facility in Lisbon are currently being According to Chief Gamache, “100% of charitable funds received through donations will be directed toward the new construction project expected to begin this year.”  FMI contact Gamache by calling 577-7519.