Town Council Special Meeting and Workshop Agenda
November 10, 2008
Falmouth Town Hall
Council Chambers - 7:00 PM

Agenda Item
Roll Call
Order to certify the election results for the Municipal election on October 7, 2008.
Order to certify the election results for the Municipal election on November 4, 2008.
Resolution in recognition of Yardie's retirement, outstanding service and accomplishments in the Town and region. (Yardie is the Falmouth Police Department's Canine unit.)
Resolution in recognition of the 2008 Falmouth Junior Varsity Gold Youth football team and its recent accomplishments.
Public hearing for a conditional zoning district for 234 Middle Road to accommodate limited retail use due to the unique properties of the building and lot.
Public Hearing for an amendment to the Code of Ordinances to adopt the 2008 Electrical Code.
Public hearing for amendments to the Zoning and Site Plan Review Ordinance and the Code of Ordinances to provide an appeal process to the Board of Zoning Appeals relative to Mislocated Single-Family Dwellings and further to authorize the Town Council to grant a Consent Agreement for such mislocated dwellings.
Public Hearing regarding an amendment to Section 4-77 of the Code of Ordinances relative to removing the moratorium on outdoor wood boilers and adopting new regulations permitting their use.
Public hearing regarding an amendment to Chapter 17, Traffic and Motor Vehicles, section 17-92, sub section D, of the Town Ordinances.
Public hearing regarding an amendment to Chapter 6, Article 6, Section 6.68, Appendices A-C of the Falmouth Town Ordinance that will change maximum levels of income and expenses for General Assistance program.
Order to join Metro - Greater Portland Transit District, as a full municipal member, subject to an amendment in State law, pertaining to permanent membership options with terms and conditions *acceptable* to the Town of Falmouth, and furthermore, to authorize the Town Manager to execute any and all agreements associated with an interim or transitional membership period until amendments to State laws are enacted.
Order to approve amendments to the fees and guarantees that the Town collects for review, inspection, and guarantee of development projects. Staff recommends an effective date of January 1, 2009.
Order to authorize a supplemental appropriation, in the amount of $125,000, for costs associated with the acqusition of open space, such funds be transfered from undesignated fund balance.
Discussion about whether to use of a real estate agent to assist the town with open space acquisitions.
An update to the Council on how the sudden drop in the recyclables market is affecting ecomaine and its member towns.