Norway Select Board Agenda February 7, 2019

7:00pm at the Municipal Office

 Call to Order

  • Flag Salute
  • Moment of Silence
  • Minutes – Minutes from Jan. 17, 2019
  • Public Hearing – Norway County Club Request for Liquor Licenses for the Dining Room and the Beer Cart.
    • Open Public Hearing – Discussion – Close Public Hearing
    • Motion to Approve Liquor License for Dining Room.
    • Motion to Approve Liquor License for Beer Cart.
  • Citizen Items:
  • Select Board Items:
  • Acceptance of Grants, Donations, Reimbursement and or Sale of Materials:
    • $1,250.00 from the sale of firearms – staff recommends using the funds for the purchase of replacement firearms.
  • Request Beano/Bingo License – Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills to be held at the Norway Legion on March 31, 2019 at 12:30pm
    • Motion to Approve
  • Municipal Complex Renovation & Long-Term Storage Plan
    • Richard McSherry
  • Police Contract Union Negotiations
    • Motion to select and appoint Town of Norway Representatives
      1. Town Manager
      2. Select Board Member –
    • Town Manager Report: Attached
    • Sewer Abatement: NA
    • Permission to attend: NA
    • Old Business:
    • Signatures:
    • Warrants:
      • Motion to approve the warrant.
    • Upcoming Meetings:
    • Adjourn

Town of Norway Job Position Open

The Town of Norway is seeking a counter clerk position.

The counter clerk assists our residents with vehicle registrations, tax payments, boat registrations, and any other excise tax, registration and or taxes that are collected by the Town. Work includes the handling of cash and credit cards, preparations of receipts and customer record-keeping. Maintains a daily cash drawer, balances it on a daily basis, and prepares the daily bank deposit. Answers incoming calls, answers the inquiry, or directs the call to the appropriate municipal staff. Work involves significant public contact. Strong experience in customer service, and current and or previous municipal work a plus.

Please submit cover letter, resume and complete the Town of Norway employment application by 5pm on February 15, 2019.

 

Thank you for catching our error Jim, it is an active 2019 job opening

Public Notice – Winter Plowing

A Winter Season reminder to our residents regarding snowplowing:
‘A person may not place and allow to remain on a public way snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally.’
So when your driveway or parking area is being plowed and there is no choice but to plow the snow across the road or along the road edge, the snow must be plowed beyond the existing snowbank edge. The snow left by the plow can not extend the banking out beyond where it currently exists.
We appreciate your cooperation on this public safety issue

Norway-Paris Solid Waste – Notice of Public Hearing

Norway-Paris Solid Waste – Notice of Public Hearing.  To learn more, click on the links below:

Public Hearing for NPSW

Special Town Meeting Warrant for NPSW

AGREEMENT FOR JOINT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENTNEW

The Norway-Paris Solid Waste station on Brown Street in Norway provides a hopper where garbage is dumped and a recycling facility for commercial vendors. Below the commercial recycling area is one for residents.

Update from Norway CEO Scott Tabb

Did you buy an ash tree for planting this summer?

State officials are seeking the public’s help in locating ash trees sold in Maine this summer

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is seeking the public’s help in locating ash trees sold by a major retailer in Maine this summer. Entomologists are concerned that they may contain emerald ash borer (EAB), a tree-killing insect that wipes out ash trees in areas where it is present. 

EAB arrived in North America from overseas late in the last century. From its initial beachhead in Michigan, it has spread throughout more than half the country in wood products including firewood, but also in trees sold for planting.

Last month, DACF personnel discovered ash trees for sale at a major retailer that had been shipped from a New Jersey nursery that was inside an EAB quarantine area. Those trees were immediately removed from sale and destroyed. The New Jersey nursery reported shipping three (3) additional trees to Maine stores which were sold before DACF personnel discovered the quarantine violation.

Because they may pose a threat to Maine’s forest resources, the DACF is asking for the public’s help in locating the remaining three trees. They would have been purchased this summer from a major retailer with several stores in Maine. They were potted, retailed for $120, and were labelled as Fraxinus pennsylvanica Patmore on the tree tags and Fraxinus oxycarpa “Raywood” on the container sticker.

If you have possession of one or more of these plants, please send a picture of the tree, tree tag or sales receipt to forestinfo@maine.gov. Trees which are confirmed to have been part of this shipment will have to be inspected and possibly destroyed. Reimbursement for the cost of the trees will be arranged.

The DACF suggests that people refrain from planting any kind of ash tree (Fraxinus spp., not mountain-ash) or white fringe tree in the state since EAB has been discovered in the northern border towns of Maine and because the state is also surrounded by EAB infestations in Vermont, New Hampshire, New Brunswick and Quebec. Ornamental ash in areas with EAB require regular pest management treatments for survival. Visit www.maine.gov/eab for more information about emerald ash borer.

To report an ash tree purchase, please contact: forestinfo@maine.gov or (207) 287 2431 

Press inquiries: john.c.bott@maine.gov or (207) 287-3156