Town Council Meeting November 9, 2020

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Town Council Meeting November 9, 2020 00:00:00

Roll Call


Item #141-2020 Executive Session 00:00:47

ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council enters into executive session in conformance with 1 MRS §405 6 E to confer with the town attorney on a legal matter.


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag 00:04:36


Town Council Reports & Correspondence 00:05:10


Finance Committee Report 00:11:53

Dashboard and Financial Reports as of October 31, 2020 Appropriation Control Expense Distribution Revenue Control Revenue Distribution


Citizen Opportunity for Discussion Non Agenda Item 00:18:26


Town Manager's Report 00:19:02

Assistant Town Manager and Town Clerk report on election


Review of Draft Minutes - Tabled for Next Meeting 00:34:20


Item #142-2020 - Item #146-2020 00:35:08

The consent calendar provides for Item #141-2020 – 145-2020 to be considered en bloc. Any Town Council member may ask for any item to be considered separately. At the discretion of the chairman, any item removed from the consent calendar may be considered before or after the consideration of the items remaining on the consent calendar.


Opportunity for Public Comment 00:36:20

Opportunity for Public Comment of Item #142 -2020 - #146-2020


Motion to Consent Agenda 00:37:17

Item #142-2020 Maine Bureau of Highway Safety – Click It or Ticket Grant. Item #143-2020 Maine Bureau of Highway Safety – High Visibility Distracted Driving Enforcement Grant. Item #144-2020 Maine Municipal Association – Ed MacDonald Safety Enhancement Grant. Item #145-2020 MPIA Grant – Sidewalk Segment 1. Item #146-2020 Acceptance Distribution from the Estate of Frances Dyer for the Thomas Memorial Library.


Item #139-2020 Tabled from October 14, 2020 00:38:24

Authorization to Enter into a Lease Option Agreement and a Net Energy Billing Credits Agreement with Encore Renewable Energy at the Landfill Site at the Cape Elizabeth Recycling Center. Draft Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council takes Item #139-2020 off the table from October 14, 2020.


Opportunity for Public Comment on Item 00:41:40

Encore Energy for solar energy


Council Discussion and Motion 00:42:00


Item #147-2020 - Two Electric Recharging Stations 00:45:37

Item #147-2020 Authorization by the Town Council to Apply to Efficiency Maine for Two Electric Vehicle Recharging Station Grants


Opportunity for Public Comment 00:45:57


Council Discussion and Motion 00:46:06

Draft Motion ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council authorizes the application for an Efficiency Maine grant to fund two electric vehicle charging stations.


Item #148-2020 Update on Paper Streets 00:51:25


Opportunity for Public Comment 00:56:06


Item #149-2020 Short-term Rental Moratorium 01:15:50

Draft Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council extends the adopted moratorium banning an new short term rental permits that began June 1, 2020 for an additional 180 days effective January 1, 2021


Item #150-2020 Cliff House Beach Traffic 01:19:22

Draft Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers to the Ordinance Committee the recommendations of the Conservation Committee regarding usage intensity and parking issues related to Cliff House Beach.


Item #151-2020 Town Farm Parking Amendment 01:23:00

Draft Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers the recommendations of the Ordinance Committee to allow parking as a permitted use in the Town Farm District to the Planning Board for review and recommendation.


Item #152-2020 Consideration of Fence Amendments 01:24:28

Draft Motion ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers to the Planning Board for review and recommendations consideration of fence amendments.


Item #153-2020 Consideration of Pesticide Regs. 01:28:44

Draft Motion: ORDERED, the Cape Elizabeth Town Council refers the recommendation of the Ordinance Committee relating to pesticide regulation to a future workshop.


Item #154-2020 Vernal Pool Referral 01:32:07

On February 10, 2020 the town council referred to the Ordinance Committee a review of vernal pool regulations, in response to a citizen request. The ordinance committee discussed vernal pool regulations on August 5 and September 2, 2020. On September 2, 2020 the ordinance committee voted 3-0 to recommend the town council take no action at this time relating to vernal pool regulations and revisit at a future date to the extent of the Comprehensive Plan growth areas are changed or amended.