Town Council Meeting May 10, 2021

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Items 1 - 3: Meeting Convenes; Roll Call; Pledge 00:00:01


5. Finance Committee Report 00:01:34

Finance Chair Jeremy Gabrielson


6. Citizen comments on NON agenda items 00:03:44


7. Town Manager's Monthly Report 00:06:01


8. Review of Draft Minutes 00:09:25

April 12, 20201 Town Council Meeting April 27, 2021 Special Town Council Meeting


9. Consent Calendar 00:10:17

Items #76-2021 through #80-2021: Renewal of Liquor License & Special Amusement Permit for Inn by the Sea Acceptance of Donation to the TML in Memory of Peter Rich Kettle Cove Rd. Watercraft Launch Grant Authorization Consideration of Short-term financing of bonded capital projects policy Consideration of Amendments to the fund balance policy


12. Item #78-2021 Kettle Cove Rd. Watercraft 00:13:44

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar. Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council authorizes the town manager to sign the application to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for grant funding and project certification for the Kettle Cove Road Watercraft Launch. The total cost estimate is $111,932.50. The grant request is $55,312.50 with a cash match provided by the Town in the amount of $56,620 (50.58%).


15. #81-2021 FY 2022 Municipal Budget Approval 00:18:40

Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council having held a public hearing on Monday, May 3, 2021 does hereby adopt the Municipal General Fund Operating and CIP expenditure budget for Fiscal Year 2022, of $16,857,021, not including overlay, with estimated non-property tax revenues of $10,018,272 and estimated property taxes of $6,838,749 and hereby adopts the following revenue budget and gross appropriations for each listed department as follows.


16. Item #82-2021 School Budget Approval 00:23:28

Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council following a public hearing on May 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom approves the school department budget as recommended by the School Board for Fiscal Year 2022 for a total appropriation of $29,857,097 and estimated revenues of $2,558,689.


17. #83-2021 Summary Motion on Property Taxes 00:38:10

ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council having held a public hearing on Monday, May 3, 2021 does hereby adopt the following items concerning property taxes: 1. Fix October 1, 2021 and April 1, 2022 as the dates upon each of which one-half (1/2) of such tax is due and payable 36 M.R.S. §505 (2); 2. Interest to accrue upon taxes due and unpaid after each date at the interest rate of 6.00% per annum 36 M.R.S. §505 (4); 3. Authorize the Tax Collector and Town Treasurer to accept or decline prepayments of taxes not yet committed or prior to any due date, and pay no interest thereon 36 M.R.S. §506, and 4. Fix the interest rate for taxes paid in excess of the assessment 2.00% per annum 36 M.R.S. § 506-A.


18. #84-2021 Prop. Tax Levy Limit 00:40:24

ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council hereby increases the property tax levy for municipal services to $8,155,119 in accordance with 30-A M.R.S. §5721-A.


19. #85-2021 Changes to Fee Schedule 00:41:25

ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council approves the changes to the fee schedule as presented effective July 1, 2021. Except that the elimination of certain fees is effective immediately.


20. #86-2021 TML Amend Certain Policies 00:44:57

Draft Motion: Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers to workshop proposed amendments to certain policies for the Thomas Memorial Library including General Use Policy, Food & Beverage Policy, Computer Use and Internet Policy and Safe Child & Vulnerable Adults Policy.


21. #87-2021 Affordable Housing Recommendations 00:53:17

Draft Motion: Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers to the ordinance committee for review and report back to the town council Town Center Affordable Housing Amendments as recommended by the planning board.


Comprehensive Plan Recommendaiton #83 02:19:26

Subsequent Motion to take Recommendation #83 from the 2019 Town Comprehensive Plan to a scheduled workshop


22. #88-2021 Amend Chapter 19 Zoning Ordinance 02:20:42

Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers to the planning board for review and report back to the town council a request to increase the size of agricultural buildings, Sec. 19-9-2.


23. #89-2021 Wireless Infrastructure Amendment 02:28:08

Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers to the ordinance committee proposed amendments to Chapter 19 Zoning Ordinance relating to how new wireless infrastructure should be treated as a land use.


24. Citizen comment on NON agenda items 02:34:12


25. Motion to Adjourn 02:36:08