Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board
Board of Director’s Meeting
April 6, 2007
A meeting of the Maine Motor Vehicle Franchise Board was held on Friday, April 6, 2007, in the Executive Conference Room at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 1010 Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine.
Chairman John McCurry, Esq., called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.
Present: John McCurry, William Dowling, 'Bud' Morrison, William Sowles and John Knight. Dan Rosenthal, Esq., was present on behalf of Ford; and Judy Metcalf attended for Darling's.
- The Board met to address Ford's motion to Withdrawal of the three Board members who were new car dealers. William Sowles addressed the motion and stated that he is a member of the Maine Auto Dealers Association and a former Board Member and Chairman, but he is now simply a member. He is also a member of the National Auto Dealers Association. He did not take Ford's motion personally and he believed that he could make a fair and impartial decision on Darling's Compliant based on the evidence.
- Bud Morrison responded to the motion and stated that he is a member of the Maine Auto Dealers Association but he is no longer on the Board of Directors, nor is he the President, but he is on the Workers Compensation Board, which is not part of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the National Auto Dealers Association. He had never had any relationship with Ford. He understood that there was nothing personal in Ford's motion and he believed that he could make a fair and impartial decision on Darling's Compliant based on the evidence.
- The Board having reviewed a proposed Code of Ethics and Conduct, William Dowling moved that the Board adopt the Code as proposed. The Motion was seconded. All members were in favor and the Code was adopted.
- William Dowling moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:42 a.m.; all members were in favor of adjourning, and the meeting officially adjourned at 9:45 a.m.