Selectmen’s Minutes, December 22, 2016

December 22, 2016

Opened the meeting at 6:16 p.m. and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading of the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $184,180.60; education was $98186.79, general assistance $196.82, Webworks Downeast $593.20, RJD Appraisal $515, Emera (streetlights, town office, town house, fire department) $467.02, fire department $161.64, sludge $360, animal control $52.

OLD BUSINESS:  Town Dock:  Met with the Harbor Committee and engineer McCullough on Wednesday and reviewed the town dock project.  Located a few minor deficiencies.  Engineer is aware of them and is addressing them with the contractor.  Meeting with DOT’s Jenn Paul, the engineer and selectmen on Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. to sign off the project if all is in order.

A float at the dock needs replacing.  Selectmen to investigate replacement after dock project has been finished and signed off.  CEO/deputy harbormaster to get estimates.

NEW BUSINES:  Will need a moderator for town meeting.  Selectmen to discuss possible replacements later.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to hire Snowman Printing for the printing of the annual town report at a cost of $1,029.85.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have the tax collector contact a taxpayer to reconcile his tax bill for the past three years.  He has been credited for a homestead exemption that he shouldn’t have and would now like to pay it back.

Sheriff Kane will be in on Jan. 5 at 5:30 to discuss potential contract for Animal Control.  Astbury will be in touch with ACO Ciomei to bring her up to speed with the drafted plan and see if she can make it to the meeting with Sheriff Kane.

CEO REPORT:  Creating lists of new projects that possibly lack building notifications.  Working with the Planning Board chairman regarding new Shoreland Zoning changes from the state.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:11 p.m..  Many thanks to Christine diPretoro for providing Christmas goodies.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman