Kittery Town Council Agenda and Packets July 25th 2016

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July 25, 2016 Council Chambers

Kittery Town Council

Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Introductory

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Roll Call

5. Agenda Amendment and Adoption

6. Town Manager’s Report

7. Acceptance of Previous Minutes

8. Interviews for the Board of Appeals and Planning

9. All items involving the town attorney, town engineers, town employees or other town consultants or requested officials.

(070216-1) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a resolution entitled “Resolution Authorizing Redemption of Town’s 2006 Bonds and Issuance of Refunding Bonds in Principal Amount not to Exceed $1,140,000,” as presented and an attested copy of said Resolution is to be included with the meeting minutes.

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. (070216-2) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing and hereby ordains and adopts the 2016-2017 Sewer Budget.

b. (070216-3) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing on an application from Michelle Goodwin, 41 High Street, 1st Floor, Derry NH for a Victualer’s License for Just Chill’n Cool Treats and Beverages, Kittery Premium Outlet, 375 US Route 1.

c. (070216-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing and herby ordains amendments to Title 16 of the Kittery Town Code.

11. DISCUSSION

a. Discussion by members of the public (three minutes per person)

b. Response to public comment directed to a particular Councilor

c. Chairperson’s response to public comments

12. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

13. NEW BUSINESS

a. Donations/gifts received for Council disposition

b. (070116-5) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the disbursement warrants

c. (070116-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve an application from Seacoast Soul Models, 3 Ryle Way, Kittery, ME for a one time outside alcohol serving event, to be held at 60 Old Dennett Road on 8/21/16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

d. (070216-7) The Kittery Town Council moves to vote its nomination for Vice President (1 term) and Executive Committee Members (3 year terms) as proposed by the MMA Nominating Committee.

e. (070216-8) The Kittery Town Council moves to release funds in the amount of $3,500 from unassigned surplus and to deposit said funds into account #101740-68427 – Expense Self Insurance Claims Coverage, to cover the cost of the deductible for an insurance claim.

f. (070216-9) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a one day extension of the service area of the premises externally on the current liquor license for The Black Birch, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 31, 2016, in celebration of their 5th Anniversary.

g. (070216-10) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with the Chair of the Parks Commission to interview Richard Brooks for appointment to that board as a full member until 12/31/19.

h. (070216-11) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with the Chair of the KCC Board of Directors to interview Krisi Mathieson for appointment to that board until 12/31/19.

i. (070216-12) The Kittery Town Council moves to amend the Kittery Town Code Appendix A Chapter 13.1 Sewer Service System.

j. (070216-13) The Kittery Town Council moves to schedule a public hearing for August 8, 2016, to ordain amendments to Title 13 of the Kittery Town Code.

k. (070216-14) The Kittery Town Council moves to schedule a public hearing on August 8, 2016 to ordain by ordinance to follow Title 21-A §722-A Determination of Declared Write-in Candidate.

l. (070216-15) The Kittery Town Council moves to resolve a request for conflict of interest determination.

m. (070216-16) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve amendments to the Wood Island Repair, Maintenance and Use Agreement.

n. (070216-17) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve revisions to the Wood Island Concession Agreement.

14. COUNCILOR ISSUES OR COMMENTS

15. COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS

a. Communications from the Chairperson

b. Committee Reports

16. EXECUTIVE SESSION

(070216-14) The Kittery Town Council moves to go in to executive session in accordance with

1 M.R.S. §405 (6) C, to discuss a land acquisition.

17. ADJOURNMENT

Posted: July 21, 2016

 

Kittery Police Logs July 2016 (partial)

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Kittery Police PDF versions of the Police Logs.

Log for June 29 to July 12

Log for July 13 to 19th

visit www.kitterypolice.com

Visit the official Kittery Police Department webpage.  Please explore the information we offer there and feel free to contact us with suggestions on how we can better improve our services.  Our organization is focused on “Purpose Driven Policing” to allow for maximum effectiveness.

The men and women of the Kittery Police Department are proud to serve and represent Maine’s first town.  Please come and visit our historic sites, spend time in our shopping outlets, or enjoy the beaches and world class restaurants Kittery has to offer.

Whatever the reason for your stay, we are committed to ensuring that Kittery is a safe place to live, work and play.

Respectfully,

James Soucy

Chief of Police

JSoucy@KitteryME.org

extracted from the Kittery Police Website.

Kittery Police Logs for June 2016 (Partial)

 

Kittery Police Department Log 06/15/2016 to 06/21/2016

Jun 15th

12:58 a.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on Route 236.

8:16 am. – An animal complaint was received from Williams Ave.

10:11 a.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Idlewood Lane.

10:42 a.m. – A report of suspicious activity was investigated on US Route One.

11:25 a.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency.

11:48 a.m. – a money clip was reported lost on US Route One.

11:59 a.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on State Road.

1:34 p.m. – A report of an abandoned dog was received from Pocahontas Road.

2:15 p.m. – An officer responded to Spinney Cove Drive for an animal issue.

4:57 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to turn in a wallet found on Howard Street.

5:15 p.m. – A bicycle was found on Shapleigh Road.

6:08 p.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report a misuse of identification.

10:06 p.m. – An officer conducted a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass.

10:17 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.

10:34 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Picott Road.

10:49 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass.

10:57 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Government Street, Isaiah Brooks Cornell, 18, of 16 Walker Ave, was summonsed for operating with suspended registration.

Jun 16th

12:17 a.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on Seapoint Road.

3:09 a.m. – A report was received of a disturbance on Watts Street.

6:45 a.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency on Moore Street.

9:01 a.m. – An officer assisted with a civil issue on Cutts Road.

11:40 a.m. – A call was received regarding an animal issue on Maple Ave.

12:50 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on the US Route One Bypass.

1:07 p.m. – An animal complaint was received form US Route One.

1:37 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to report threats.

3:38 p.m. – A report of criminal mischief was investigated on Dennett Road.

3:41 p.m. – Officers assisted the fire department on Cuts Road with a tree limb on the power lines.

3:48 p.m. – A deceased animal was removed from the roadway on Manson Road.

10:35 p.m. – A caller reported suspicious activity on Cedar Drive.

10:42 p.m. – An alarm from a location on Stevenson Road was determine dot be a false alarm.

Jun 17th

1:44 a.m. – An alarm from Pepperrell Road was found to be a false alarm.

1:49 a.m. – Following a report of a vehicle off the roadway on Cutts Island Lane, Ian S. McCrillis, 18, of 3 Rogers Lane, was arrested for operating under the influence. Also summonsed were: Evan Pledger, 18, of 4 Adams Road for unlawful possession of scheduled drug and minor consuming liquor; Isaiah Brooks Cornell, 18, of 16 Walker Ave for possession of marijuana; and two juveniles, one for minor possessing liquor, the other for minor consuming liquor.

5:27 a.m. – A stray dog was reported on the I-95 Freeway.

6:50 a.m. – A boxer was reported lost from a residence on Spinney Cove Drive.

8:17 a.m. – A motor vehicle theft was reported on Route 236.

9:21 a.m. – Following a animal complaint on State Road, an animal was taken to Creature Comforts.

10:00 a.m. – A theft was investigated on Lewis Road.

1:24 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on US Route One.

2:01 p.m. – A caller reported an animal issue on Shapleigh Road.

2:23 p.m. – A report of a domestic disturbance was investigated on Picott Road.

3:12 p.m. – An animal complaint was received form US Route One.

3:20 pm. – An officer responded to Lewis Road for a noise complaint.

3:33 p.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report harassment.

4:22 p.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on Spinney Way.

4:30 p.m. – An animal issue was reported on Goodwin Road.

6:30 p.m. – A dinghy was reported lost or stolen form a location on Pepperrell Road.

7:22 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on State Road.

7:33 p.m. – AN alarm from a business on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

Jun 18th

10:07 a.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on Walker Street.

11:58 a.m. – An individual came into the police department to speak to an officer regarding a juvenile matter.

1:56 p.m. – Disorderly conduct was reported on Pepperrell Road.

2:57 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Walker Street.

3:45 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.

5:28 p.m. – An officer responded to US Route One for an animal complaint. The animal was gone upon the officer’s arrival.

8:56 p.m. – An officer responded to Ledgewood Drive for a report of suspicious activity.

9:24 p.m. – A noise complaint was received from Rogers Road.

9:33 p.m. – A single vehicle accident occurred on Wilson Road.

9:43 p.m. – Following a traffic stop at the intersection on Wilson Road and Picott Road, Trevor J. Messier, 18, of 243 Knights Pond Road, South Berwick, was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

8:08 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Moore Street.

Jun 19th

12:37 a.m. – Following a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass, Nicholas Stoll Shepherd, 23, of 29 Chauncey Creek Road, was arrested for operating under the influence and operating with suspended registration.

2:18 p.m. – An alarm from a location on Island Ave was determine dot be a false alarm.

2:47 p.m. – A report was received of a motor vehicle accident on the I-95 Freeway.

7:57 p.m. – A family offense was investigated.

9:02 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on US Route One, Christopher Mosqueda, 53, of 500 Ledgewood Drive #L2, was summonsed for speeding, 30+ over speed limit.

Jun 20th

12:30 a.m. – Officers assisted the fire department on Wilson Road.

2:51 a.m. – Following a traffic stop on Rogers Road, Christopher M. Gatchell, 30, of 519 Cumberland Ave #1A, Portland, was arrested for operating under the influence and operating while license suspended or revoked.

11:10 a.m. – A suspicious vehicle was investigated on Love Lane.

1:49 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 236.

3:53 p.m. – An individual came into the police department to report a kayak in the roadway on the I-95 Freeway.

3:59 p.m. – An officer assisted the fire department with a vehicle fire on the I-905 Freeway.

4:18 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on the I-95 Freeway.

5:15 p.m. – A tablet was reported stolen form a location on the US Route One Bypass.

5:45 p.m. – Following a report of criminal trespass on the US Route One Bypass, Sophie Barbara Corfe, 48, of 12 Stimson Street, was arrested for violating condition of release.

6:26 p.m. – An officer responded to Eliot Road for a report of an ATV trespassing.

7:57 p.m.- An alarm form a location on State Road was found to be a false alarm.

8:30 p.m. – A report of forgery was determine dot be unfounded.

Jun 21st

7:38 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to turn in a guitar found on Government Street.

10:05 a.m. – A found aluminum boat was turned into the police department.

10:29 a.m. – An alarm from a location on State Road was found to be a false alarm.

12:37 p.m. – Assistance was provided to the fire department on Traip Ave.

3:09 p.m. – A report of suspicious activity was investigated on US Route One.

4:46 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Chauncey Creek Road and Tenney Hill Road.

11:49 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on Crocketts Nick Road.

Kittery Police Department Log 06/22/2016 to 06/28/2016

Jun 22nd

12:13 a.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Melanies Court.

12:47 a.m. – A report of disorderly conduct was received from Tenney Hill Road.

1:08 a.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency.

1:47 a.m. – An officer checked on a disabled motor vehicle on State Road.

9:03 a.m. – A resident came into the police department to turn in a pocketbook they found on Seapoint Road.

9:53 a.m. – A suspicious vehicle was reported on Crocketts Neck Road.

10:18 a.m. – A sick porcupine was reported on Wheelhouse way. The porcupine was gone upon the officer’s arrival.

10:59 p.m. – A beagle was reported lost from a residence on Gee Road.

11:51 a.m. – A citizen came into the police department to turn in a license found on Whipple Road.

11:56 a.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Wainwright Ave.

1:05 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

3:54 p.m. – A license plate was reported lost on State Road.

4:29 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to report a credit card fraud.

4:32 p.m. – A dog was reported lost from a location on Main Street.

5:39 p.m. – An officer responded to US Route One to check on a dog left in a motor vehicle.

8:00 p.m. – An individual came into the police department to report a wallet lost on Remicks Lane.

8:21 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Village Green Drive.

8:31 p.m. – Officers investigated suspicious activity on Old Ferry Lane.

9:47 p.m. – An alarm from a location on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

11:02 p.m. – Officers responded to Dismukes Street for a noise complaint.

11:38 p.m. – AN officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on Pepperrell Road.

Jun 23rd

1:31 p.m. – AN officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.

8:17 a.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on the US Route One Bypass.

10:17 a.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Woodlawn Ave.

11:16 a.m. – An individual came into the police department to report an accident that occurred on Shapleigh Road.

11:20 a.m. – A resident came into the police department to report harassment.

2:11 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on the US Route One Bypass.

3:10 p.m. – Officers responded to Haley Road for a report of suspicious activity.

3:40 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Philbrick Ave.

4:20 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 236.

4:24 p.m. – A report was received of disorderly conduct on Haley Road.

4:37 pm. – A resident came into the police department to report fraud.

5:55 pm. – Keys were reported lost on MacKenzie Lane.

10:50 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of State Road and Water Street.

Jun 24th

12:47 a.m. – Following a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on Eliot Road, Andrew D. Lane, 30, of 7 Spinney Cove Drive, was arrested for operating under the influence.

6:42 a.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

7:54 a.m. – An animal complaint was reported on the I-95 Freeway.

8:04 a.m. – An alarm from Pepperrell Road was determined to be a false alarm.

2:25 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on State Road.

3:26 p.m. – An alarm from a locati9on on Williams Ave was found to be a false alarm.

3:28 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Lewis Road.

4:09 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

5:59 p.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on US Route One.

7:00 p.m. – A wallet was reported lost on Wallingford Square.

11:54 p.m. – Criminal Trespass was reported on Government Street.

Jun 25th

1:17 a.m. – A motor vehicle accident was reported on US Route One.

7:36 a.m. – Dalton A. Dalrymple, 21, of 22 Debra Lane, was arrested on a warrant.

8:16 a.m. – A resident came into the police department to report a cell phone lost on the US Route One Bypass.

1:49 p.m. – AN officer initiated a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass.

3:16 p.m. – A two vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

3:47 p.m. – Following a report of suspicious activity on Howard Street, a juvenile was summonsed for possession of marijuana.

4:12 p.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency.

5:13 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

5:24 p.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on US Route One.

8:15 p.m. – A report of criminal trespass was received from Hunter Ave.

9:32 p.m. – A traffic accident occurred on US Route One.

10:07 p.m. – An officer checked on a possible liquor law violation on Badgers Island West.

10:13 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on US Route One, Andrew M. Vermette, 25, of 16 New Dam Road, Sanford, was summonsed for possession of marijuana.

Jun 26th

1:12 a.m. – AN officer checked on a disabled vehicle on Ranger Drive.

1:18 a.m. – Officers responded to Wallingford Square for disorderly conduct.

2:20 a.m. – Following a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass, Thomas Guarente, 35, of 18B Water Street, Epping, NH, was arrested for operating under the influence, possession of marijuana, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

6:44 a.m. – Criminal trespass was reported on Traip Ave.

9:36 a.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated in the area of Cutts Road and Picott Road.

10:27 a.m. – A citizen came into the police department to turn in a wallet found on Rogers Road.

11:15 a.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

12:18 p.m. – The animal control officer responded to Haley Road for an animal issue.

1:13 pm. – An animal issue was reported on the I-95 Freeway.

1:25 pm. – A single vehicle accident occurred on the I-95 Freeway.

1:26 p.m. – Officers responded to Old Dennett Road for a report of suspicious activity.

4:38 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Shapleigh Road.

6:07 pm. – AN officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.

6:12 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Pepperrell Road.

8:36 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from State Road.

Jun 27th

12:19 a.m. – An alarm from a business was determined to be a false alarm.

12:57 a.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency.

3:34 a.m. – Following a report of disorderly conduct on the US Route One Bypass, Corey Hersey, 18, of 110 Locke Road, Hampton, NH, was arrested for domestic violence assault.

9:19 a.m. – An alarm from US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

10:38 a.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

11:22 a.m. – The K=9 officer assisted another agency on the I-95 Freeway.

11:40 a.m. – A single vehicle accident occurred on Picott Road.

11:49 a.m. – An alarm form a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

12:28 p.m. – A disturbance was reported on Cutts Road.

1:18 p.m. – The animal control officer responded to Wilson Road for an animal complaint.

2:00 p.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report suspicious activity that occurred on Shapleigh Road.

4:07 p.m. – A report of a disturbance on Haley Road was investigated.

5:00 pm. – A sick raccoon was reported on Woodlawn Ave.

11:36 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Route 236, Christopher R. McKenney, 27, of 11 Crescent Court, South Berwick, was arrested for operating under the influence.

11:28 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Government Street.

Jun 28th

8:15 a.m. – A report of fraud was received.

8:38 a.m. – The area of Pepperrell Road was checked for a possible drunk driver.

11:11 a.m. – Cathy D. Small, 53, of 33 Cromwell Street was arrested on a warrant.

4:18 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on US Route One.

4:30 p.m. – Following a single vehicle accident on Wilson Road, Kylie R. Normand, 19, of 91 Depot Road, Eliot, was summonsed for driving to endanger.

5:05 p.m. – A report of criminal mischief on Lynch Lane was investigated.

8:45 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Ledgewood Drive.

 

 

 

 

Kittery Fire logs for June 2016

932014_94143_1Kittery Fire Department

Fire Log for June 2016

06/01/16 @ 1243 283 US Route One, Carters; sprinkler flow in building

06/02/16 @ 1056 28 Tower Road; alarm activation

06/03/16 @ 1620 Exit One, I-95; motor vehicle accident, fluids

06/04/16 @ 1742 9 Lewis Road; good intent call, cancelled

06/06/16 @ 1115 Route 236; motor vehicle accident, injury

06/07/16 @ 2103 70 Goodwin Road; alarm activation

06/09/16 @ 1227 17 Pepperrell Road; wires down with fire in area

06/09/16 @ 1402 3 Hartley Farm Road; tree on house

06/09/16 @ 2010 5 Pepperrell Road; fire in tree

06/10/16 @ 1125 186 Brave Boat Harbor Road; alarm activation

06/12/16 @ 1229 US Route One, Bass Shoe Store; mulch fire

06/12/16 @ 1855 139 Philbrick Road; unpermitted burn

06/13/16 @ 0823 Route One Bypass; motor vehicle accident, fluids

06/13/16 @ 1535 39 Old Post Road; trash can fire

06/16/16 @ 1541 61 Cutts Road; wires on fire

06/17/16 @ 1111 429 US Route One; medical assist

06/17/16 @ 1548 9 Water Street; medical assist

06/17/16 @ 1622 79 Old Dennett Road; unpermitted burn

06/19/16 @ 1437 I-95 South; good intent

06/20/16 @ 0030 24 Wilson Road; smoke in basement

06/20/16 @ 1559 Exit One, I-95; car fire

06/20/16 @ 1619 I-95 South; motor vehicle accident, fluids

06/20/16 @ 1758 500 Ledgewood, Woodland Commons; brush/grass fire

06/21/16 @ 1019 Kittery Resource Recovery Center; outside fire

06/21/16 @ 1235 22 Traip Avenue; brush fire

06/21/16 @ 1646 Chauncey Creek Road; motor vehicle accident, cancelled

06/21/16 @ 2216 5 Shapleigh Road; alarm activation

06/22/16 @ 1030 35 Walker Street; alarm activation

06/23/16 @ 1138 73 Tower Road; medical assist, man down after fall from roof

06/24/16 @ 0047 67 Eliot Road; motor vehicle accident, injury

06/24/16 @ 0936 Mackenzie Lane; brush fire

06/24/16 @ 1759 US Route One, Bass Shoe; mulch fire

06/25/16 @ 1724 375 US Route One; gas odor

06/25/16 @ 1739 6 Bellamy Lane; pump out foundering sailboat

06/25/16 @ 2032 9 Old Farm Road; tree fire

06/26/16 @ 1307 16 Goodrich Street; assist police, well-being check

06/26/16 @ 1325 Route 236; motorcycle accident with injury

06/26/16 @ 1342 27 Manson Road; medical assist, overdose

06/26/17 @ 1953 106 Pepperrell Road; medical assist

06/27/16 @ 1140 Picott Road; power lines down on occupied motor vehicle

06/27/16 @ 1622 US Route One Bypass, Kittery Eye; mulch fire

06/28/16 @ 1630 37 Wilson Road; motor vehicle accident, injury

06/29/16 @ 1156 518 US Route One, motor vehicle accident, fluids

06/29/16 @ 1517 458 Haley Road; tree on wires

06/29/16 @ 1833 65 Remicks Lane; lightning strike with woods fire

06/30/16 @ 1007 Piscataqua River; water rescue

06/30/16 @ 1741 US Route One, Barbour Store; odor investigation

47 Calls for June 232 Calls for Calendar Year

 

Kittery council provides direction for sewer betterment plan

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KITTERY, Maine — The Town Council reached consensus — but took no action — Monday night on a number of items regarding the plan to reduce sewer betterment estimates.

The council met for over 90 minutes during a workshop at Town Hall. They discussed whether the body has authority to extend the betterment assessment payment period, potential tax-increment finance (TIF) revenue and total project costs that property owners will split, among other topics.

Although the council came to a consensus on several points, they did not vote on any proposals, and none of their decisions are binding. Instead, the workshop gave the town manager and staff direction on council’s level of support for the different parts of the proposal to reduce the betterment assessments. The updated plan has not been formally presented to the council. No vote will take place on the betterments until a hearing is held, which is expected next month.

By Brian Early
bearly@seacoastonline.com

for the full story, click this link.

Traip 4th Quarter Honor Rolls

Traip Academy in Kittery

Traip Academy in Kittery

KITTERY, Maine — R. W. Traip Academy has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll. Named to it were:

Grade 12 — Highest honors

Talia Dennis, Maeve Dow, Cora Hickoff, Taylor Kashmer, Michael Lombardi, Lynne Moore.

Grade 12 — Honors

Joseph Battcock-Emerson, Enya Childs, Isaiah Cornell, Artin DerSimonian, Christopher Evancic, Tanner Foye, Kimberly Graham, Emma Kemp, Briana Lamoureux, Nicole Landry, Kusuma Lungkee, Jessica MacNeill, Jakob Neilsen, Miranda Reilly, Kalle Williams.

Grade 12 — Commendations

Lillian Bean, Abby Beaulieu, Justin Bormann, Griffin Engel, David Gibson, Abdullah Harbi, Olivia Matthews, Emily Navarro, Coleman Pelkey, Rebecca Prouty, Taidgh Robinson, Mackenzie Sallade-Hembree, Jessica Segura.

Grade 11 — Highest honors

Sadie Humiston, Amelia Lorrey, Sarah Montembeau, Carly Patterson, Olivia Stites, Ryan Stuart, Jeffrey Wansley.

Grade 11 — Honors

Ashley Apodaca, Daria Barbour-Brown, Jacob Christiansen, Celia Couperthwait, Reiley Fox, Mackenzie Heins, Kyle Hope, Molly Humiston, Emma Lovell, Sierra O’Brien, Rachel Potter, Amelia Sullivan, Justin Tilton.

Grade 11 — Commendations

John Bono, Reid Carroll, Yaya Dunn, Arthur Jones, Sifafatima Kanuga, Kyle Kenney, James Lawrence, Wesley Moore, Ethan Nightingale, Alicea Pedrinho, Arabella Sillsby, Kelly White, Tabitha Whitney.

Grade 10 — Highest honors

Jacob Gagner, Cole Gilbert, Paige Matthews.

Grade 10 — Honors

Natalie Annis, Emma Auclair, Logan Barstow, Samuel Battcock-Emerson, Alexis Bickley, Kiley Chambers, Liberty Clark, Cassidy Delano, Claire Dodge, Charles Driscoll, Reilly Eddy, Jacob Foye, Chelsea Hoyt, Dalan Hubbard, Sommer Huntress, Karissa Kagiliery, Rocio Laquidain Suarez, Olivia Lawrence, Daniel Lenehan, Alexa Mackenzie, Shane MacNeill, Andrew Macomber, Caitlin Pelkey, Kristyn Pledger, Brooke Poirier, Donald Rayton, Connor Reed, Katelyn Roberts, Donovan Robillard, Hunter Sawtelle, Howard Scully, Aaron Snow, James Stevens, Thomas Thumith, Morgan Vespa.

Grade 10 — Commendations

Alia Corsi, Andrew Davis, Louden Dennis, Logan Lloyd, Amber Miller.

Grade 9 — High honors

Mary Balagna, Jeremy Clifford, Lilly Kemp, Ayden MacLeod, Ryan Perkins, Dionna Taylor, Isabelle Woolacott.

Grade 9 — Honors

Madison Andrews, Thomas Brewer, Abigail Bull, Carina Cogswell, Tristan Denholm, Mia Dickinson, Jacob Farnham, Janelle Gehrke, Rachel Jones, David Jutras, Sebastian Lauer, Henry Miller, Ericachae Paris, Maria Perez, Elaina Perrault, Tierra Rayton, Maxwell Redfield, Liam Reeve, Julia Roy, Mohamed Hasan Shaikh, Betelihem Stevens, Tiana Webster, Lauren Welch, Haven Yeaton.

Grade 9 — Commendations

Katherine Johnson, Kylee Pinkham, Benjamin Reilly, Harper Shea, Christopher Thomas.

Frisbee’s Market fire started by torch used to remove weeds

 

The Maine state fire marshal’s office has ruled that a torch being used to remove weeds from the parking lot around the Frisbee’s 1828 Market was the cause of the fire there Wednesday. Photo by Deb Cram/Seacoastonline

KITTERY POINT, Maine — The official cause of the fire at Frisbee’s 1828 Market was a “heat source too close to combustibles.”

That’s according to Sgt. Joel Davis of the state fire marshal’s office after an investigation, which is now complete.

“There was some weed removal going on with a torch, and it looked like the heat got too close to the building,” he said. There was some plastic hanging from underneath the boards of the store in the front corner, “and that’s probably what first ignited due to heat,” he said. “It was purely accidental.”

Davis said a paving company worker was using the torch.

The two-alarm blaze heavily damaged the front corner of the store, and there was smoke damage throughout the market that has operated in Kittery Point since 1828. While there was some damage to the upstairs apartment, it was not extensive, and the building structure remains intact. Phil Bouldry Jr., who bought Frisbee’s 1828 Market with his sister Tracey Olson last year, slept at the apartment last night.

By Brian Early
bearly@seacoastonline.com

July 21. 2016 5:58PM

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Kittery needs citizens to help interview potential Town Managers

thCA4VANIRThe Kittery Town Council is seeking citizens interested and available to volunteer one day to participate in a series of interviews which are part of the process to select the next Town Manager for Kittery. Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG), operating under their consulting contract with the Town will be coordinating preliminary interviews of candidates for the position as part of the selection process.  
Citizen’s who are interested can open the attachements above for more information and the application.  The deadline to email the application to Eaton Peabody is no later than August 12, 2016.

Citizen Application Link

ATTENTION

KITTERY CITIZENS

The Kittery Town Council is seeking citizens interested and available to volunteer one day to participate in a series of interviews which are part of the process to select the next Town Manager for Kittery. Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG), operating under their consulting contract with the Town will be coordinating preliminary interviews of candidates for the position as part of the selection process.

A series of interviews will take place on Tuesday September 13 from 8AM to approximately 5PM at the Kittery Community Center and volunteers must be available for the entire day.

Approximately 7-9 citizen volunteers will be selected to participate on a facilitated panel to interview final candidates for the position of Town Manager. A facilitator will lead the group thorough a prepared question and answer process with each of the candidates to help assess certain personal characteristics, attributes and aspects of individual style that relate to how well a candidate may interact with and be viewed by citizens of the community. EPCG’s approach is based upon their notion that each community has a unique “personality” shaped by the values, attitudes and expectations of the citizens who live there. Some candidates will be more compatible with a specific town or city’s personality than others and therefore more easily assimilated and accepted by the community. The resident panel’s perspectives are considered valuable in helping inform the Town Council how each of the candidates may fit into and be received by the community as a whole.

EPCG will make the final selection of panelists based upon the number of volunteers and the desire to achieve a balanced and representative cross section of the community.

In addition to this citizen panel, finalists will also be interviewed by a panel of municipal employees as well as being interviewed by the Town Council. The citizen panel and the employee panel will discuss the results of their interviews with the Town Council who will then make the final decision on the next Kittery Town Manager.

Those interested in volunteering should complete the attached application with their name, contact information and a brief profile of themselves touching upon work & life experience, civic and social service activities, current & past community involvements and any other relevant facts about their interest in serving on this panel. Please email the document to vcosta@eatonpeabody.com. or mail

to Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, Attn: Veronica Costa, P.O. Box 5249, Augusta ME 04332, no later than August 12th, 2016.

Council workshop on sewer betterments July 18, 6 pm

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KITTERY, Maine — The Town Council will meet Monday night with the interim town manager for a workshop to discuss sewer betterment assessments.

The agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting in Town Hall has two items. Council Chairman Gary Beers told the board at its regular meeting last Monday the workshop is to give interim Town Manger Carol Granfield direction on particular items related to the council’s May directive for her to create a plan to reduce the estimated sewer betterment costs that affected properties owners received in January.

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By Brian Early
bearly@seacoastonline.com

July 18. 2016 2:01AM

Kittery Town Council wary of new library proposal

KITTERY, Maine — Rice Public Library officials and supporters began their pitch to the Town Council on building a new library on Frisbee Commons in front of Kittery Community Center, though it was met with a tepid response.

The pitch came in the form of a Town Council workshop with the Rice Public Library Board of Directors before their regular scheduled meeting on Monday in front of a packed room. Mike Lassel of Lassel Architects presented the design work on the building; Cordelia Pitman, director of preconstruction services for Wright-Ryan Construction, presented the estimated building costs; and Lee Perkins, director of Rice Library, presented the estimated operating costs.

Lassel’s presentation was similar to the one he gave to the KCC Board of Directors in March. He highlighted the energy efficiency of the new building compared to the cost of heating and cooling the current buildings. Together, the two existing buildings are 11,000 square feet in size and cost about $20,000 to heat and cool, and the new proposed building, at about 20,000 square feet in size is estimated to cost between $8,000 to $9,000 to heat and cool. Pittman said that through their extensive estimating that looked at the entire project from designing to opening, the total cost of the project was a little over $6 million.

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By Brian Early
bearly@seacoastonline.com

July 12. 2016 6:50PM