Selectmen’s Minutes, August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Nelson Grindal, Norma Bean, Bob Publicover, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Treasurer/Clerk Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.  Moved, seconded and voted to accept the minutes of the last meeting as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $79,222.54; school expenses of $70,412.38, stamped envelopes for tax bills $590, town dock grant phase 2 engineering $1200.50, general assistance $1270 comprised the largest bills.

OLD BUSINESS: Asked Engineer McCullough to attend the Sept. 14th meeting of the Walker Pond Committee to discuss the 5-year permitting report for the road.  The Committee  has received a request for a handicapped access to the water for swimming and accessing a boat.

Opened the four bids received for work on the Town Dock.  Davis to make arrangement for McCullough, DEP’s Jen Paul and Harbormaster Bill Grant to meet to go over the bids before officially awarding it.  Amended:  Selectmen opened the bids, read the bidder’s name, address and bid amount.  No official decision was made on the bids.  Selectmen moved, seconded and voted to have this amendment entered into the records.

The proposal from the Next Generation was read and tabled until Astbury can read it.  Most of the requirements are reasonable and reflect the meeting between Next Gen and the selectmen.

Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to ask town attorney for an opinion on the ROW to the Town Landing.  Davis will call him.

NEW BUSINESS:  Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to pay the extra costs for a cremation out of the town’s general assistance funds.

General Assistance ordinance needs a public hearing and approval on yearly amendments.  Tabled until later.

Salt bid from Hancock County was approved 2-0.  Assistant to send papers to Snow Contractor.

CEO REPORT:  Monitoring dogs, trees and contractors.  One group wanted ditches dug but the answer was “no.”  Some new construction happening also.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

Barbara Grindle, Assistant