Minutes Feb 1, 2017
Minutes of the Board Meeting
RSU #74 Board of Directors
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
At Carrabec Community School
Bobbi Sue Harrington, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Directors Present: Dwight Barron, Dana Beaulieu, Patrick Daubenberger, Robert Demchak, Troy Dunphy, Annette Folco, Leslie Giroux, Heather Hilenski, Bobbi-Sue Harrington, G. Wayne Rugh, Kevin Sousa, Dulcie Welch, and Deron Whittemore
Directors absent with notification: Laura Layman and Tammy Murray
Directors Absent without notification: None
Staff Members Present: 9
Students Present: 0
Citizens Present: 1
Agenda Item #1 TO SEE IF THE BOARD WILL VOTE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF January 11, 2017 .
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Dwight Barron the Board voted by unanimous consent to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 11, 2017.
Agenda Item #2 STUDENT PRESENTATION: None
Agenda Item #3 REPORTS:
A.) Superintendent’s Report
Appointments and recent Staff Hiring:
Candy Lebeau – 6-8 Yearbook Advisor
Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted to enter executive session to discuss a personnel issue Title 1, sec 405(D1). Entered executive session at 6:24 pm and out at 6:35 pm. The Board voted by unanimous consent to approve the appointment of spring coaches as presented by the Superintendent.
B.) Administrator Reports
Written Reports were mailed to Board Members and are available online at www.msad74.org
Scott Lehay reported on the authorization to accept bids for snow and rubbish removal. He reported that the only bid for snow removal was Patridge and Kids. He also reported that the bids for rubbish were Mr. Mayo for Solon, and Three Rivers for the rest of the schools. Upon motion by Robert Demchak and seconded by Troy Dunphy the Board voted 12 to 1 to approve the bids. The plow bid increased due to the cost of sand.
Finance Committee met on January 18, 2017
Bob Demchak reported he had read the energy report recently submitted by ESG and found that ESG will never send a check to RSU #74. He also stated he had participated in a call to Atty Stockmeyer, and Bob felt we should get out of the contract and save $85,000. Upon motion by Bobbi-Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board voted by unanimous consent to terminate the long-term contract with ESG on energy savings.
D.) Adjustments to the Agenda
Agenda Item #4 CITIZENS COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
Agenda Item #5 TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS A PERSONNEL ISSUE.
Upon motion by Bobbi-Sue Harrington and seconded by Robert Demchak the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter executive session at 6:19 pm and returned at 6:22 pm. No action taken.
Agenda Item #6 TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS A PERSONNEL ISSUE – TITLE 405, (SEC 6 A1 AND D).
Upon motion by Bobbi-Sue Harrington and seconded by Dana Beaulieu the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter executive session at 6:38 pm and returned at 6:45 pm.
Action: “To authorize the Superintendent to work with the association to provide additional sick time for employees who have exhausted personal sick leave by accepting donated personal days from other professional and support staff.” By unanimous consent the Board approved.
Agenda Item # 7 TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS NEGOTIATIONS – TITLE 1, SEC 405, (SEC. D).
Upon motion by Bobbi-Sue Harrington and seconded by Patrick Daubenberger the Board voted by unanimous consent to enter executive session at 6:54 pm and returned at 6:58 pm.
No action taken.
Agenda Item #14 Adjournment
The Chair declared the meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.