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TOWN COUNCIL

Date: December 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Town Council Chambers

Agenda:
AGENDA - back up material attached at right

FREEPORT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING #23-17
FREEPORT TOWN HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
6:30 PM

FROM: Peter E. Joseph, Town Manager

TO: Council Chair, Sarah Tracy, 2 Pettengil Road
Council Vice Chair, John Egan 38 Curtis Road
Councilor Melanie Sachs, 84 Kelsey Ridge Road
Councilor D. Scott Gleeson, 23 Park Street
Councilor Leland Arris, 70 Glenview Road
Councilor Douglas Reighley, 2 Harbor Ridge Road
Councilor Eric Horne, 62 Pine Street


FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS: Pledge of Allegiance


SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS: To waive the reading of the minutes of Meeting #22-17 held on December 5, 2017 and to accept the minutes as printed.


THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS: Announcements (15 minutes)


FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS: Information Exchange (15 minutes)


FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS: Town Manager’s Report (15 minutes)


SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS: Public Comment Period – (30 Minutes)
(Non-Agenda Items Only)


SEVENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS: To take action on the following items of business as read by the Council Chairperson:


ITEM # 156-17 To consider action relative to adopting the December 19, 2017 Consent Agenda.

BE IT ORDERED: That the December 19, 2017 Consent Agenda be adopted.

(Council Chair Tracy) (5 minutes)

ITEM #157 -17 To consider action relative to setting a public hearing for a new liquor license for Toast Flights and Bottles located at 115 Main Street.

BE IT ORDERED: That a public hearing be scheduled for January 2, 2018 in the Town Council Chambers at 6:30PM, to discuss an application for a new liquor license.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED: That notice of the public hearing be published in a newspaper of general circulation, posted on the Town’s website, and posted


on cable channel 3, and that copies be made available at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Town Manager’s Office, and the Freeport Community Library for review.

(Council Chair Tracy) (5 minutes)

ITEM #158-17 To consider action relative to setting a public hearing for a supplemental appropriation pursuant to Freeport Town Charter Article 6.08(a), of $200,000 from the Public Infrastructure Capital Reserve Fund, for the purpose of providing local matching funds for the paving of US Route 1 between Exit 20 and West Street.

BE IT ORDERED: That a public hearing be scheduled for January 2, 2018 in the Town Council Chambers at 6:30 pm, to discuss a supplemental appropriation pursuant to Freeport Town Charter Article 6.08(a), of $200,000 from the Public Infrastructure Capital Reserve Fund, for the purpose of providing local matching funds for the paving of US Route 1 between Exit 20 and West Street.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED: That notice of the public hearing be published in a newspaper of general circulation, posted on the Town’s website, and posted
on cable channel 3, and that copies be made available at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Town Manager’s Office, and the Freeport Community Library for review.

(Town Manager Peter Joseph) (5 minutes)

ITEM # 159-17 To consider action relative to a public hearing on proposed ordinance amendments to Ordinance Chapter 21 – Freeport Zoning Ordinance, regarding parking regulations in the Village Commercial 1 (VC-1) District.

BE IT ORDERED: That a public hearing be scheduled for January 2, 2018 in the Town Council Chambers at 6:30PM, to discuss proposed amendments to the following sections of Ordinance Chapter 21: Freeport Zoning Ordinance:
Sec. 413.D.1 – Village Commercial 1 District – Other Standards, Sec. 514.B.5 – Off-street parking and loading, and
Sec. 603.C.1.c.1 - Administration of Site Plan Review.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED: That notice of the public hearing be published in a newspaper of general circulation, posted on the Town’s website, and posted
on cable channel 3, and that copies be made available at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Town Manager’s Office, and the Freeport Community Library for review.

(Town Planner Donna Larson) (5 minutes)


ITEM # 160-17 To consider action relative to a public hearing on proposed ordinance amendments to Ordinance Chapter 21 – Freeport Zoning Ordinance, regarding design standards for the Commercial 1, 3 and 4 Districts.

BE IT ORDERED: That a public hearing be scheduled for January 2, 2018 in the Town Council Chambers at 6:30PM, to discuss proposed amendments to the following sections of Ordinance Chapter 21: Freeport Zoning Ordinance:
Sec. 409D.6 – Commercial 1 District,
Sec. 411E.4 – Commercial 3 District ,
Sec. 412E.3 – Commercial 4 District, and
Sec. 527B – Performance Standards for Commercial Districts 1, 3, 4 – Building Design.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED: That notice of the public hearing be published in a newspaper of general circulation, posted on the Town’s website, and posted
on cable channel 3, and that copies be made available at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Town Manager’s Office, and the Freeport Community Library for review.

(Town Planner Donna Larson) (5 minutes)

ITEM #161-17 To consider action relative to adopting a 2018 Town Council meeting schedule.

BE IT ORDERED: That the Town Council meeting schedule for 2018 be adopted as proposed.

(Council Chair Tracy) (5 minutes)

_____________________________________________________________________________
OTHER BUSINESS:

1. Comprehensive update on US Route One South projects:
a. Cousins River bridge (Summer 2019)
b. Proposal to combine paving projects (Spring 2018)
c. Buffered bike lanes (Spring 2018)
d. Crosswalk & METRO bus stop at park & ride / Maine Beer Co. (Spring 2018)
e. Potential sidewalk extension along Route 1 from Pine Street to park & ride / Maine Beer Co. (Spring 2018)
(Town Manager Peter Joseph) (45 minutes)
2. Snow Road/ Elm Street sidewalk construction update (Town Engineer/Public Works Director Adam Bliss) (10 minutes)
3. Update on LED Streetlight Conversion Project (Town Planner Donna Larson) (15 minutes)
4. Continued discussion regarding snow removal from downtown sidewalks (Councilor Reighley) (10 minutes)



END OF AGENDA (Estimated time of adjournment 9:40 PM)


Minutes/Other Documents


171219 tc consent.docx>>


171219 tca.docx>>


ITEM # 157-17 LIQUOR LICENSE SET PUBLIC HEARING.pdf>>


ITEM # 158-17 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.pdf>>


ITEM # 159-17 ORDINANCE AMENDMENT.pdf>>


ITEM # 160-17 ORDINANCE AMENDMENT.docx>>


ITEM # 161-17 2018 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE.doc>>


ITEM # 162-17 ANONYMOUS DONATION.doc>>


ITEM # 164-17 APPOINTMENTS.docx>>


ITEM # 165-17 VICTUALER LICENSES.pdf>>


OB #1 ROUTE ONE SOUTH PROJECTS.pdf>>


OB #2 SNOW ROAD ELM STREET SIDEWALK UPDATE Snow Elm Justins Sidewalk Update.pdf>>


TC Mins 12-5-17.docx>>