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August 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Council Chambers
93 Cottage
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Town Council

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Bar Harbor Town Council

August 15, 2017


I.                    CALL  TO  ORDER – 7:00 p.m. – Town Council Chambers

A.    Excused Absence(s) – Request of Councilor Friedmann to be excused.

II.                 COMMITTEE  APPOINTMENTS – Council to consider Appointments Committee recommendations to appoint the following with expiration date of July 31 of their applicable year:

A.    Board of Assessment Review – 2- Three year terms;1-Two year term; 1-One year term

1.      Linda Martin, expiring 2020

2.      Terry O’Connell, expiring 2020

B.     Communication Technology Task Force – 1-Member of Public -no terms

1.      Clark Stivers

C.     Cruise Ship Committee – 1- Downtown Business Representative & 1- ANP Representative-Three year terms

1.      Jeff Dobbs, Downtown Business Representative, expiring 2020

2.      John Kelly, Acadia National Park Representative, expiring 2020

D.    Harbor Committee – 2-Three year term

1.      Lynne Williams, expiring 2020

2.      Sherry Rasmussen, expiring 2020

E.     Marine Resources Committee – 3-Three year terms

1.      Natalie Springuel, expiring 2020

2.      Scott Swann, expiring 2020

3.      Fiona de Koning, expiring 2020

F.      Parking & Traffic Committee – 3-Two year terms, 1-One year term

1.      Sandy McFarland, expiring 2019

2.      Jeff Miller, expiring 2019

G.    Parking Solutions Task Force -3-Three year terms, including ANP Representative

1.      John Kelly, Acadia National Park Representative, expiring 2020

2.      Jane Holland, expiring 2020

3.      Heather Sorokin, expiring 2020

H.    Parks & Recreation Committee – 2-Three year terms, expiring 2020

1.      Eric Ankrom

2.      Jeff Dobbs

3.      Jeff Miller

I.        Recycling Task Force 1-Two year term; 1-Three year term

1.      Ted Koffman

2.      Clark Stivers

III.              PUBLIC  COMMENT  PERIOD – The Town Council allows at this time up to fifteen minutes of public comment on any subject not on the agenda and not in litigation with a maximum of three minutes per person.

IV.              APPROVAL  OF  MINUTES – August 1, 2017 Regular Meeting

V.                ADOPTION  OF  AGENDA

VI.              FINANCIAL  STATEMENTS – No July statements available.  Finance is preparing for the FY17 audit.

VII.           CONSENT  AGENDA – A single vote has been scheduled to approve the following routine items of business without discussion, unless individual agenda item action is requested by a Councilor:

A.    Town Manager’s Evaluation – Possible motion to approve the format ad form to use for the Town Manager’s evaluation.


A.    FY18 Sewer Budget Ordinance Amendment – Public comment and possible adoption on the proposed FY18 Sewer Budget Ordinance amendment.

B.     Vehicles & Traffic Ordinance Amendment – Public comment and possible adoption on the proposed amendment to Chapter 194, adding a four way stop at the intersection of Ledgelawn Avenue and Park Street.

IX.              REGULAR  BUSINESS:

A.    Charter Amendment: Warrant Committee Nomination – Possible approval of language to advertise for September 5th public hearing.

B.     Parking Solutions Task Force – Review of amended Task Force Bylaws and possible adoption.

C.     Ferry Terminal Visioning Process – Possible approval of a consultant to facilitate the Visioning sessions.

D.    Treasurer’s Warrant – Request of Treasurer to authorize paid bills.

X.                TOWN  MANAGER’S  COMMENTS


XII.           EXECUTIVE  SESSION:    (None Anticipated)



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