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April 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Council Chambers
93 Cottage
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Town Council

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Bar Harbor Town Council

April 17, 2018


I.                   CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 P.M.

A.    Excused Absence(s)

II.                PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - The Town Council allows at this time up to fifteen minutes of public comment on any subject not on the agenda and not in litigation with a maximum of three minutes per person


1.      March 27, 2018 Joint Meeting w/Warrant Committee

2.       April 3, 2018 Regular Meeting


V.                FINANCIAL REPORT - Review and possible adoption of a motion to accept the financial statements as presented

VI.             CONSENT AGENDA - A single vote has been scheduled to approve the following routine items of business without discussion, unless individual agenda item action is requested by a Councilor:

A.    Appointment of Election Clerks – Possible motion to approve the slate of election clerks.

B.     Annual Town Meeting 2018 – Possible motion to sign:

1.       Annual Town Meeting Warrant for June 2018, and

2.      Notice of Public Hearing for May 15, 2018.

C.    Vehicle for Hire Renewals – Police Department approved and proof of insurance provided.  Possible motion to approve

1.      Amy’s Taxi & Tours request for two taxi license renewals as submitted by Amy Walton.

2.      Point 2 Point Taxi & Tours request for three taxi license renewals as submitted by Denise Daugherty.

3.      Oli’s Trolley request for 6 bus/trolley license renewals as submitted by Denise Morgan.

D.    Land Use Ordinance Amendments for November 2018 - Possible motion to sign the Certifications calling for public hearing on August 7, 2018 on proposed LUO: Official Neighborhood Districts Map Amendment Town Hill residential to Town Hill Rural, Map 123, Lot 008-001 (Downeast Horizon).

E.     Property Tax Write Offs - Possible passage of a motion to grant the Tax Collector and Treasurer the discretionary authority to write off any residual tax balances up to $10.00.

F.     Quit Claim Deed – Possible motion to authorize the Town Manager to sign the Quit Claim, Deed on behalf of the Inhabitants of the Municipality of Bar Harbor to Fitzgerald & Son, LLC, on the property located at 297 Main St., Tax Map #107, Lot #190.


A.    Special Amusement Permit Renewals:

1.      Bar Harbor Beerworks, 119 Main Street, request for Class 3ad, three or more musicians with mechanical amplification and dancing, as submitted by Jeremy Bond, Fishmaine, Inc.

2.      ImprovAcadia, 15 Cottage Street, request for Class 4, other entertainment or amusement as provided by 28A MRSA 1054.1.C, as submitted by Larrance Fingerhut.

3.      Mainely Meat BBQ, 15 Knox Road, request for Class 3a, three or more musicians with mechanical amplification and dancing, as submitted by Barbara Maffucci.

4.      The Lompoc, 36 Rodick Street, request for Class 3ad, three or more musicians with mechanical amplification and dancing, as submitted by James Pike.

5.      The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street, request for Class 4, any other entertainment or amusement as submitted by Tamara Crowley Director.

6.      Atlantic Midtown, 52 Cottage Street, request for Class 3a, three or more musicians with mechanical amplification, as submitted by Doug Maffucci.


A.    Emera – Update on the cutover to new electrical substation, by Steve Sloan.

B.     Black Friar Inn Lease – Possible motion to approve one-year lease with conditions to Steven Woitasek, dba Black Friar Inn, for a portion of Town land to provide parking for his guests.

C.    Municipal Review Committee – Council’s request for an update on MRC.

D.    Parking & Traffic Committee – Recommendations from the Committee:

1.      Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance Amendment – Proposing ordinance amendments to Town Code, Chapter 194, to clarify the designated area of prohibit parking on Federal and Kennebec Streets, and create Kennebec Street one-way the entire length of the street.  Possible motion to set public hearing for May 15.

2.      Kennebec Street – Consideration to remove a designated handicap space (individual no longer resides there) and return the space for public parking.

E.     Cruise Ship Fees – Consideration of Warrant Committee’s three recommendations:

1.      Passenger Service Fee – Recommendation to the Town Council that the Passenger Service Fee for Ships Docking At Town Pier(Revenues: Fee 9) be increased by 1.7% (from $1,000 to $1,017)

2.      Cruise Ship Passenger fees - Recommendation to the Town Council that the Cruise Ship Port Development Fee (Revenues: Fee 9) be increased by $1 (from $2 to $3)

3.      Cruise Ship Rate Analysis - Recommendation that the Town Council, in conjunction with the Cruise Ship Committee or an independent task force, undertake efforts to research, gather, analyze, and publish the rates and fees other ports assess or charge cruise ships.

F.     Treasurer’s Warrant - Request of Treasurer to authorize paid bills.



XI.             EXECUTIVE SESSION: (None Scheduled)


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