When the Camden Select Board meets Tuesday, April 5,┬áits members will consider a recommendation from the town’s personnel board for a career assistant fire chief position.

The recommendation follows a request from Fire Chief Chris Farley. The personnel board has recommended the position be a salaried position. A spreadsheet lists several towns as comparable and shows a salary range for assistant fire chief from $33,301 in Ellsworth, population 7,741, to $52,500 in Rockland, population 7,297. According to the 2010 census, Camden’s population is 4,850.

The position is not a new position, but is an opportunity for career growth for those currently in the department, Farley said.

The board will also hold a discussion regarding Gateway 1 with Don White and Anita Brosius-Scott, former representatives to the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee that was disbanded by Gov. Paul LePage on March 1.

The board will consider signing a resolution calling on the Department of Transportation to clarify its position regarding cash incentives that were part of the now dissolved program and asking DOT to re-examine its position in regard to the Gateway 1 process.

The resolution also states that “the town wishes to continue working collaboratively with other communities” along the corridor “to finalize work on transportation and land-use, including a corridor-wide transit study.”

As part of the April 5 meeting, there will be a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Camden Subdivision Ordinance, Article 9, in regard to inspections and enforcement. The change would require at least 75 percent of subdivision lots to have been issued certificates of compliance before any of that subdivision’s roads are brought to town voters for acceptance.

The public will also review proposed increases to parking violation fees.

A special town meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 10 to allow voters to decide on the potential sale of town-owned property to B’D’ Turman’D Entertainment LLC.

The real estate transaction concerns 3.5 acres on Washington Street that was once home to Apollo Tannery.

A public hearing on the proposal has been scheduled for Thursday, April 7 in the Camden Opera House. The proposed purchase and sale agreement is available for review at the town office and will be posted online following signatures of the principals. The proposed closing date is June 15.

The April 5 meeting of the Camden Select Board will begin at 7 p.m. in the Washington Street Conference Room and will be broadcast on Channel 22.

For more information, call the Camden Town Office at 236-3353.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at sauciello@villagesoup.com.

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