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July 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Council Chambers
93 Cottage
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Town Council

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Bar Harbor Town Council

July 17, 2018


I.                   CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 P.M.

A.    Excused Absence(s)

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

1.      Appeals Board: Three year term

a.    Roger Samuel, expiring 2021

2.      Conservation Commission: Three year term

a.    Michael Handwerk, expiring 2021

3.      Cruise Ship Committee: Three year terms

a.    Katy DeGrass, Downtown Representative, expiring term 2021

b.    Eben Salvatore, Tender Ops Representative, expiring term 2021

c.    Martha Searchfield, Chamber Representative, expiring term 2021

d.    Kenneth Smith, Resident at Large, expiring term 2021

4.      Harbor Committee: Three year terms

a.    Jaime Weir, expiring 2021

b.    Juanita Young, expiring 2021

5.      Housing Authority: Five year term

a.    Kenneth Smith, Executive Board, expiring 2023

6.      Marine Resources: Three year term

a.    Matt Gerald, expiring 2021

7.      Parking Solutions Task Force: Three year terms

a.    Mary Booher, expiring 2021

b.    Erin Cough, expiring 2021

c.    Ron Greenberg, expiring 2021

d.    Martha Searchfield, expiring 2021

8.      Parks & Recreation: Three year term

a.    Greg Veilleux, expiring 2021

9.      Planning Board:  Three year terms

a.    Alf Anderson, expiring 2021

b.    Basil Eleftheriou, expiring 2021

10.  Recycling Task ForceThree year terms

a.    Michael Handwerk, expiring 2021

b.    Martha Searchfield, expiring 2021

11.  Task Force on AgingThree year term       

a.    Ron Greenberg, expiring 2021

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


1.      June 13, 2018 Organizational Meeting

2.      June 19, 2018 Regular Meeting

V.                ADOPTION OF AGENDA

VI.             FINANCIAL REPORT - Review and possible adoption of a motion to accept the financial statements as presented.

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 and form to use for the Town Manager’s Evaluation.

B.     Quit Claim Deed - Possible motion to authorize the Town Manager to sign the Quit Claim Deed on behalf of the Inhabitants of the Municipality of Bar Harbor to Beautuck, LLC, on the property located at 32 Holland Ave., Tax Map #104, Lot #233.

C.    Vehicle for Hire Bar Harbor Coastal Cab - Police Department approved and proof of insurance provided.  Possible motion to approve the request for one additional taxi license as submitted by Craig Wood.


A.    Vehicle for Hire Acadia Transportation Services – Possible motion to approve the request for six taxi/limo licenses as submitted by John Partridge.

B.     Police Mutual Aid Agreement with Town of Southwest Harbor – possible motion to approve agreement.

C.    Law Enforcement Agreement with Acadia National Park – possible motion to approve agreement.

D.    National Institute for Civil Discourse – possible motion to accept offer from NICD to assist with 2 public discussion meetings.

E.     FY19 Sewer Budget – Introduction of proposed FY19 Sewer Budget and possible scheduling of a public hearing on August 7, 2018.

F.     FY19 Water Budget – Introduction of proposed FY19 Water Budget and possible scheduling of a public hearing on August 7, 2018.

G.    Ferry Terminal Next Steps – Bermello Ajamil & Partners and Steering Committee Recommendations.

H.    Bay Ferries Proposal

I.       AOS 91 Resolution on Gun Violence – consideration of the Resolution to Protect the Health, Safety and Security of Students, Teachers, Staff and Community Members.

J.      2018 Council Meeting Schedule – possible motion to cancel meeting 8/21/18

K.    Treasurer’s Warrant - Request of Treasurer to authorize paid bills.



XI.             EXECUTIVE SESSION: (None Scheduled)



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