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Select Board

Jamie Cropped Resize  RandyL13 Todd Sawyer 
Jamie Toohey Randy Lessard, chairman  Todd Sawyer 

Chairman Randy Lessard (2023), Jamie Toohey (2024) & Todd Sawyer (2022)
Minutes from meetings prior to 2019 are on file at the town office.
(Minutes are not official until approved at the following meeting)

The select board meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month. The public is always welcome but if you have an issue you want the board to consider, please contact Betty at the town office and ask to be put on the agenda.

 
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2021 Minutes

                                                                                              Selectmen’s Meeting
                                                                                                 January 11, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. John Bell and Todd Sawyer were present.

John made the motion to accept the December 28, 2020 minutes as written. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd discussed with the board 2 pole permits (Green Road, Mill Hill). John made the motion to approve the pole permits subject to an inspection by Todd. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Janet Truman, Mahoosuc Realty attended the meeting. She told the board the people who are interested in the Hawk Mountain property are anxious for the sale. That property and the Valley Road property are waiting for information from our attorney concerning clearing of the title. Janet suggested to the board to put the property at 586 Waterford Road out to bid and not to list it.

Deputy Becker is to obtain information on the EMA position that was currently held by Bill Haynes. The board asked if she would contact Fire Chief Adrian Morin to have him look it over and see if he or one of the firemen would be willing to take that position.

John made the motion to have our attorney look over the collection of the monies owed by Dennis Hayward for the paving of the road on Apple Blossom Road. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd told the board that the public section of Apple Blossom will be determined and then plowing will resume to that point.

Meeting Adjourned 7:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant

                                                                                               Selectmen’s Meeting
                                                                                                  January 25, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. John Bell and Todd Sawyer were present.

John Bell explained to the board the Application for Special Taste Testing Event License for the Bear Mountain Inn for February 20, 2021. This event to be held at the Bear Mountain Inn and Barn. It is a spirt testing-only event. John made the motion to approve this taste testing event and Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd is currently working on a bid form for the Ridlon property, 586 Norway Road that has been foreclosed on by the town.

John made a motion to accept the January 11, 2021 minutes as written. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd told the board that the Apple Blossom lane had been measured for plowing purposes and that plowing had resumed on that road.
There was discussion on how to facilitate this year Town meeting because of COVID-19.

 Jim Kidder, Interim Public Works Director discussed with the board the towns  trucks and the budget for the upcoming budget.

Meeting Adjourned 7:45 p.m.

The board went into Executive Session for 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(F) at 7:46 p.m. and out at 8:15 p.m. No decision was made.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant

Selectmen’s Meeting
February 8, 2021
Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 a.m. John Bell and Todd Sawyer were present.
The board signed the Authorization for Release of Earnest Money Deposit for 0 Hawk Mountain
Road, Map 9, Lots 5A and 4B, in the amount of $2000.00.

The board discussed the United Ambulance check received in the amount of $480 for a refund
for a class that a rescue unit trainee had to drop out of. The board asked Deputy Becker to
contact United Ambulance for a breakdown for this refund as the original class cost $995.00
and to bring it to the February 22 meeting.

John Bell made the motion to accept the January 25 minutes with revisions. Todd seconded the
motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion to accept Bear Mountain Inn Tasting Event on 2/27/21. John seconded
the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

The logistics for the March 6 Town Meeting as follows:
- To be held in the Firehouse (50 occupants) and overflow in the Conference Room (12
occupants)
- If needed doors in Firehouse to open to accompany more than 62 occupants
- TV screen will be used in Conference Room for occupants to see Moderator
- Cleaning and Disinfecting to be done

The 2021 budget was discussed at the meeting.

Todd made the motion to approve the mill rate to a maximum of 16.10 based on tonight’s
budget discussion. John seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting Adjourned 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrator Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
February 23, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. John Bell and Todd Sawyer were present.

Patrick Lawler attended the meeting to discuss with the board baseball and softball for the 2021 year. He told the board he would be attending a league meeting on February 27 and would report back on what this year looked like with Covid still present. John Bell explained that the pump was taken in the fall to be repaired and he would follow up on it.

The board signed an Application for Special Taste Testing Event License to be held at Bear Mountain Inn on March 13.

The board discussed the Central Maine Power conversion to change street/area lighting to LED to save monies. This agreement is for 15 years. John made the motion to accept the Agreement for Street/Area Lighting from Central Maine
Power dated 2/17/2021. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion to accept the February 8 minutes as amended. John seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

The board was given the Cash Flow and General Ledger for January 2021.

Chairman Lessard gave a great farewell to Selectman John Bell. He told of the many obstacles that John had to deal with as a Selectman and how well he handled each situation.

Meeting Adjourned 7:51 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
March 8, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. Todd Sawyer and Jamie Toohey were present.
Randy opened the meeting by welcoming the newly elected Selectwoman, Jamie Toohey.

Deputy Becker told the board of a call she received on repairs to be done on the Werner Park area. These were plans that Bill Haynes had started before he passed away. Deputy Becker will gather more information on this and bring to another meeting.

Patrick Lawler was unable to make this meeting but will attend the March 22 meeting to update the board on the baseball season.

Todd made the motion to elect Randy Lessard as Select board Chairman. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0.
The board went into executive session at 7:33 p.m. for 1 MRSA 405 6E. Out of executive session at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
March 22, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Todd Sawyer and Jamie Toohey were present.

Elizabeth Roth, owner of Bear Mountain Music Hall came to the board meeting to ask permission to have a backup for her various music events that would take place if the pandemic continues into the next several months. She would like to have the events held at Werner Park. These events are free of charge and there would be a free-will donation basket and they would take place 6-7 pm. Todd said insurance and parking would be the 2 issues that need to be addressed. Elizabeth told the board she has insurance and Todd noted parking at Cross Road would be an option. The board asked Elizabeth to review the MMA permit required information given to them by CEO Bell and return to the April 12 meeting.

Augustina Pyle, representing Aflac came to the board to discuss with them the Aflac program. She told the board that Aflac gives a 40% discount to groups of more than 3 individuals. She went thru the different plans that were available. Randy suggested that Deputy Becker contact MMA Health Plan to have them do a virtual information on what the current health care plan offers for disability plans. The next step would be to have Augustina do a meeting with our employees to explain her program.

Jim Kidder, public works, provided the board with information on a 2022 Western Star 4700SF truck that could be purchased. There was much discussion on what the availability of trucks in the future might be. Todd made the motion to take the recommendation of Jim Kidder and purchase the 2022 Western Star 4700SF for the amount of $216,453.00 and that 1995 Red single axle truck will be sold. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Todd told the board that he and Jim Kidder are working on 2 road work bids for culverts and ditching. The bids will be ready for the next meeting.

Todd made the motion to accept the February 23 minutes and Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0. Jamie abstained as she was not present for that meeting.

Jamie made the motion to accept the March 8 minutes. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Deputy Becker gave to the board the GL Summary Reports and the Cash Flow for February.

The board went into the Executive Session at 8:02 for MRSA 405(6)(A). Out of Executive Session at 9:48 p.m.
Selectmen’s Meeting
April 12, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Jamie Toohey and Todd Sawyer were present.

Henry Howard, Map 36, Lot 28A, attending the meeting to discuss with the board an issue of his taxes charging him for 2 building lots for several years of which he does not agree. Because of the time lapse, the board will have Assessor Agent Bell calculate an abatement for Mr. Howard. The 2021 taxes have been corrected for this property.

Elizabeth Roth, Bear Mountain Music Hall requested use of Werner Park for her Summer 2021 event schedule. The hall that she would normally use lacks enough space with the current Covid restrictions. But the use of the facility would be primary and Werner Park secondary if too many people showed. She told the board the event would begin around 6pm and end at 8pm. Randy suggested that the abutters be contacted and to look into parking areas. Randy made the motion as follows:
       • Letters to abutters, including contact information for John Bell, if they have issues
       • No parking on Sweden Road
       • Letter sent out April 23 with a response time of May 7
       • Review by the board May 10
       • Final approval May 10
       • Permission can be revokable after any of the 1st 3 events if any problems with the event
       • Liability insurance must be obtained
Jamie seconded the motion.

Todd made the motion to accept the March 22 Minutes with changes that were discussed. Jamie seconded.

Todd brought to the board 2 bids packets to be legally posted and place on the website. One for the lot located at 586 Norway Road. The other for the 1995 International Plow Truck. These bids will be opened at the April 26 Selectmen’s meeting.

The board went into Executive Session at 8:00 pm for 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(A).
Out of Executive Session at 8:42 pm. Board voted to accept the resignation of Rebecca Andrews as GA Administrator.

The board went into Executive Session at 8:45 pm for 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(A)
Out of Executive Session at 10:33 pm.

Respectfully Submitted, Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
April 26, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Todd Sawyer and Jamie Toohey were also present.

Dale McAllister, Pulpit Rock ATV Club, came to the board asking for permission to allow the ATV Club to travel on tarred roads for ½-3/4 of a mile of Sawin Hill Road in order to bypass a logging operation on Sawin Hill trail. Randy made the motion to allow the club revokable permission on Sawin Hill Road thru the end of the year, with good signage. If any problems arise the board will be in touch with ATV Club. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Randy made the motion to allow the Waterford Farmers Market to use the Commons same as they did in 2020. Dottie Bell will be sure all vendors will have Certificate of Liability Insurance. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd discussed with the board that 4 bids for the truck were received. Three (3) were received before 5:00 p.m. and One (1) at the Selectmen’s meeting. Because the bid sheet stated the truck bids must be received by 5:00 p.m. the one received at the Selectmen’s meeting could not be opened. The bids were as follows:
• $3558.00
• $3834.00
• $4000.00

Todd made the motion to accept the highest bidder of $4000.00 for the 1995 Plow Truck. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Deputy Becker will notify Charles McDonald, Waterford, ME. that his bid was accepted.

Todd next told the board that 2 bids were received for the tax sale at 586 Norway Road. The bids were as follows:
• $7575.00
• $14334.00

Todd made the motion to accept the highest bidder of $14334.00 for the tax sale at 586 Norway Road. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. The highest bidder was Richard Morse and he was present and Todd explained that he will have all the information sent to the lawyers.

Henry Howard, 172 McWain Hill Road, has been granted a 1 year abatement. This is the only amount allowed by law for the board of assessors to grant for 1 year abatement. Randy made motion to grant $471.00 to Henry Howard for the abatement. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Deputy Becker told the board of a request that was received in the office for use of the Sandlot area, June 19. The discussion of the board was that it is not a problem for anyone to use the area, but that the board could not guarantee that the field would be available nor was there an endorsement from the board. It was noted that the area needed to be left in good condition.

Todd made the motion to accept the April 12 minutes as corrected. Jamie seconded it. Motion carried 3-0.

Deputy Becker distributed to the board information from the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. The board would like time to digest all the material so this is tabled at this time.

Jamie made the motion for the application for Bingo at Papoose Pond for Short Folks for Hope Foundation. This would be open only to registered campers and take place on Saturday nights in July, August and September. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Code Enforcement Officer John Bell explained to the board that a motion was needed to delegate authority to the code enforcement officer for junkyards and automobile graveyards and dangerous buildings. Jamie made the motion to delegate the authority vested in the municipal officers pursuant to Title 30-A Maine Revised Statutes 3758-A to the code enforcement officer. Title 30-A, M.R.S. 3758-A pertains to the licensing and enforcement of laws pertaining to junkyards, automobile graveyards, and automobile recycling businesses. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Jamie made the motion to delegate the authority vested in the municipal officers pursuant to Title 17 of the Maine Revised Statutes 2851-2859 to the code enforcement officer. Title 17, M.R.S. 2851-2859 pertains to determining that a building or structure is “dangerous” and ordering appropriate corrective action. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd explained to the group the culvert plans. These plans will be based on monies in the budget.

The free tent at the Transfer Station were discussed. The hope is to have it up and running by summer.

Meeting Adjourned 8:32

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
May 10, 2021
Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Todd Sawyer and Jamie Toohey were present.

Prentiss Kimball, plumbing inspector attended the meeting to discuss with the board an issue he was having with a landowner. Prentiss has worked with the landowner for the past 2 years with the issue of drainage from the home going into Papoose Pond. The board discussed having the landowner attend a meeting to discuss this and to have a fine per day if the issue was not attended to.

Elizabeth Roth, Bear Mountain Music Hall told the board that she had fulfilled the boards request to contact abutters and that she only had 1 response and it was in favor of her events. Elizabeth Roth understood that there would be no parking allowed on Sweden Road. Jamie made the motion to approve the request for Bear Mountain Music Hall to have 3 events subject to review of these 3 events. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Richard Morse gave the board a check for $2500.00 to be held in escrow for security as a stipulation of the bid. This stipulation states that clean up must occur within 6 months. Once this is complete the $2500.00 check will be returned to Richard Morse. Todd made the motion to authorize Randy Lessard to execute the purchase and sale agreement and quit claim deed for the property located at 586 Norway Road. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Following the motion Chairman Lessard executed the deed.

Janet Truman attended the meeting with an offer for the board on the Hawk Mountain property.

Deputy Becker asked the board for permission to release 3 checks that appear on the future warrant prior to the board meeting. Jamie made the motion to allow these checks to be released by Deputy Becker with a photo of the check to be
attached to the invoice for board approval. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion for 2 bid packages, Excavator w/Operator Rental, and Mill Hill Culvert Replacement. Jamie seconded the motion to accept these bids. Motion carried 3-0.

Jamie made the motion to approve adding Disability and Vision to the towns current health insurance policy with Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion to approve the job description for CEO, Assessor and Assistant to the Selectmen as written and to post the position for hire. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion to accept the April 26 minutes as altered. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion to have Randy draft the MOU to Town of Norway to ask for assistance with the GA program. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Deputy Becker gave to the board the Cash Flow (trial balance) for the month of April 2021.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
May 26, 2021
Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Todd Sawyer and Jamie Toohey were present.
Selectmen Todd Sawyer proceeded to open bids for the Mill Hill Culvert Replacement Bid Tabs. They were as follows:

• Steve Swasey $31,785.00
• Pratt & Son $47,175.00
• Morin Excavation $57,420.00
• Kiehl $39,855.00

Todd made the motion to accept the low bidder, Steve Swasey, pending verification. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Bids were opened for Excavator with Operator were opened. They were as follows;

• Wilson Excavation
• Kiehl
• Warren Excavation
All contracts will be signed with these bidders.

Randy read a letter from John Huffman for his resignation from the Appeals Board, based on a discussion with John Huffman, Randy made the motion to reappoint John Huffman to the Appeal Board pending his acceptance of the nomination. Note: John Huffman did not want to be reappointed. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Jamie made the motion to appoint Bruce Rood to serve on the Appeals Board. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Jamie made the motion to appoint Newell Andrews as Cemetery Sexton. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd made the motion to accept the May 10 minutes as revised. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting Adjourned 7:50 pm

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
June 9, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Jamie Toohey was present. Todd Sawyer was absent from the meeting.

Chris Searles and Chris LaRose, from Keoka campground attended the meeting to discuss with the board a building permit that John Bell had issued to them. There was discussion on when the construction had been started without a building permit. Chris LaRose was granted an after-the-fact building permit at five times the standard fee.

In unrelated business the board signed an abatement for a property at Keoka Beach campground.

The board signed a real estate contract for property located at 0 Hawk Mountain Road. This is extended till June 25, 2021.

The board reviewed a letter from a property owner located on Waterford Road regarding the potential need to replace a water filtration system installed as a result of a well contaminated in 2003.

The board gave permission for Deputy Becker to email Emily Thurgood, BBC Natural History Unit and give the OK from the board for them to have a drone over the Hawk Mountain area when they are doing their filming on Deer Hill.

The board received information from the State of Maine, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations dated March 26, 2021. Jamie will review the information received and report back to the board.

The May 26, board minutes were to be held until the full board was present.

Meeting Adjourned 8:15pm

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Selectmen’s Meeting
June 23, 2021

Todd called the Public Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Jamie Toohey was present. Randy was to attend late.

This pubic meeting was the initial approval of an On-Premises Liquor License for Thor, Julie, and Kember Vanderblue, new owners of Waterford Inne. They discussed with the board their plans for the Inne. Jamie made the motion to accept the application from Kedoga Waterford Inne LLC with the starting date of August 15, 2021, pending the completion of Section 7 of the application. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0.

There was discussion on the failed water pump at the Sandlot. Originally the pump needed repair at the end of 2020. The town had hoped the pump would be repaired before the summer season but due to circumstances have delayed that repair. Due to personnel issues the company lost sight of the order and failed to address the situation. The board is continuing to research pump repairs.

The board signed liquor applications for Bear Mountain Inn and Waterford Worlds Fair.

Jamie made the motion to accept with revisions the May 26 minutes. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Jamie made the motion to accept with revisions the June 9 minutes. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Todd explained that the free tent at the Transfer Station will probably not be ready for the 2021 Summer season.

The board went into Executive Session at 8:13 p.m. for 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(A) and out at 9:07 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,
Elizabeth A. Becker, Administrative Assistant
Town of Waterford Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Attendees:  
Randy Lessard, Chairman of the Board
Jamie Toohey, Select Board Member (note taker)
John Bell, Assistant to the Select Board


Absent:
Todd Sawyer, Select Board MemberElizabeth Becker, Administrative Assistant

 

Randy Lessard, Chairman, called the Meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.  


  1. Elizabeth Roth-Bear Mountain Music Hall
  1. Requested permission from the Board to host 3 additional outside concerts
  2. Dates requested included:  7/15- Heather Pierson, 8/12- Bear Mtn. Jamboree, 8/26- Jack Jolie
  3. Insurance binder issued to Mtn.Top Music (acting on behalf of Bear Mtn. Music Hall); Town of Waterford is certificate holder;  expiration date of certificate is October, 2021.

Jamie motioned to approve 3 additional outdoor concert dates at Werner Park for the 7/15, 8/12, 8/26 shows.  Randy seconded.  Motion carried 2-0. 


  1. Steven Pike- Land by the Dam
  1. Mr. Pike would like to gift a property to the Town that once belonged to his mother, Althea Pike. The property is located off Back Street.  It is a .2 acre-lot.  
  2. Per Mr. Pike, property has significant title issues; is deemed unbuildable and is within shoreland zoning.
  3. Mr. Pike did not pay taxes on the property last year.  He requested a quitclaim without covenant.

Tabled:  Before the Board takes any action, Mr. Lessard would like to walk the site.  Mr. Lessard will then contact Mr. Pike to come back to the Board at a later date (either 7/28 or 8/11).


  1. Henry Howard- Alternate for the Planning Board
  1. Mr. Howard not present at the meeting to present agenda item.
  2. Typically nominations should come through the Planning Board.

  1.   Alden Emerson- ABC Rubbish 
  1. ABC Rubbish is now incurring a $10 charge per mattress for disposal that will now be charged to the Town.
  2. Per Mr. Emerson, no current data is available on how many mattresses are being disposed of each year at the Waterford dump.
  3. Mr. Emerson agreed to begin accounting for the total number of mattresses disposed each year on by the Town to support the Town assessing whether or not the fees are substantial.  
  4. Fees will be addressed at the next Town Meeting.

  1. Sandlot Pump Repair
  1. Town has received similar quotes from two vendors to repair the pump issues at the Sandlot.
  2. The company previously used went through significant personnel changes resulting in replacement parts not being ordered and the Town’s account not being monitored.
  3. Board elected to table making a decision until Mr. Sawyer, Select Board Member, could weigh in as he was the point of contact for the alternate vendor.

  1. Property Bid
  1. Mr. Lessard, Mrs. Toohey, and Janet Truman, Town of Waterford’s acting Real Estate Agent entered Executive Session at 6:52 p.m. 
  2. Executive Session ended at 7:09 p.m. with Mrs. Truman presenting the Town’s offer to the buyers.

  1. Tom Fillebrown  
  1. Advised the Board that several propane tanks housed at the dump should be covered before Winter due to snow accumulation. 
  2. There are currently 100 or more tanks needing to be picked up by the vendor (Mighty Flame/Blue Flame?)
  3. Further discussion:  Who is the vendor?  Can we make a phone call to have them pick up before Winter?
  4. Board will add agenda item to discuss at next meeting.  

  1. Newell Andrews, Cemetery Sexton- John Bell
  1. Mr. Bell advised the Board Mr. Newell, Mr. Bell, and Mrs. Brenda Bigonski have formed an ad-hoc Cemetery Sub-Committee as a result of questions around burials, charges for digging plots, etc. 
  2. Mr. Lessard advised that some of this information was determined at past Town Meeting(s).
  3. Mr. Bell to investigate further and report back to the Cemetery Sub-Committee.

  1. Skip Green, Appeals Board- John Bell
    1. Mr. Green agreed to serve on the Appeals Board.  
  • Jamie made the motion to approve Skip Green for a five year term ending July, 2026.  Randy seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0.
  1. Action- Mr. Bell will advise Mr. Green that he will need to come to the Town Office to be sworn in.

  1. Appeals Board Update- Mr. John Bell
  1. Appeals Board voted to reconsider their previous decision regarding the North Waterford property.  
  2. Appeals Board voted to overturn their position.

  1. Sports and Recreation Position- Jamie Toohey
  1. Mrs. Toohey opted to table the discussion until Selectman Sawyer is present.

  1. Review of June 23, 2012 Minutes-
  1. Meeting minutes will be reviewed at the 7/28 meeting


Meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.



Respectfully Submitted,

Jamie Toohey

Select Board Member
Town of Waterford

Selectmen’s Meeting
July 28, 2021

Chairman Randy Lessard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Todd Sawyer and Jamie Toohey were present.

Sharon Murch came to meeting to let the board know she was interested in the EMA position that the town currently has vacant. She told the board she had attended the meeting in March and July to see what was involved in the position. She spoke of monies that were available from FEMA. Jamie made the motion to appoint Sharon Murch as EMA Director for a one year term. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Al Struck, Waterford Road came to the meeting to point out the rubbish at 236 Rice Road. The town has received several calls on this rubbish and that it is attracting animals. Randy Lessard, Health Officer will write to the property owners.

The board signed the contract with Environmental Solutions to have the Sandlot pump repaired. Deputy Becker will call them and send the contract.

Jamie made the motion to appoint John Bell as Webmaster. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Jamie made the motion to appoint Randy Lessard as Health Officer. Todd seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Randy made the motion to appoint Todd Sawyer as Public Works Director for a 3 year term. Jamie seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0. Todd abstained.

Todd made the motion to accept the minutes of July 14 as amended. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting adjourned 8:02.

The board went into Executive Session at 8:05 p.m. for 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(A).

Out of Executive Session at 8:54 p.m.

2020 Minutes