Selectmen’s Minutes, December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016

Opened the meeting at 5:40 p.m. and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Superintendent Chris Elkington, School Board Chairman Susan Ford, Principal Don Buckingham, Bob Publicover, Garry Schneider, Budget Committee members Leslie Schneider, Steve Tobey, Bob Comerford, Paul Trowbridge, Horace Wardwell, Tax collector Elizabeth Gray, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $144,059.98;  education $140,828.79, general assistance $374.17, town office $237.02, sludge and plumbing $250, administration $109.94.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Scheduled early meeting with Superintendent and School Board Chair to discuss the Union 76 budget process.  Discussed budget and position of business manager.  Union Budget committee to meet Monday for final budget.  Will keep selectmen informed.


NEW BUSINESS:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the contract with the Small Animal Clinic.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to write letter of support for the Hancock County Planning Commission to apply for a grant.

An unexpected vacancy on the Board of Appeals due to the death of Pam Johnson.  Selectmen to discuss the opening with the alternate and revisit the appointment later.  Ms Johnson was a vital part of the town and will be greatly missed.

Budget committee workshop.  Selectmen discussed the budget with members of the Budget Committee line by line.  The next budget committee meeting will be January 5, 2017.  Assistant will remind them.

A townsperson asked about cleaning the town office.  Selectmen will discuss with her before making a decision.

CEO REPORT:  Monitoring the town dock project, many administrative duties and lots of legwork this week.  Town dock is looking good.  Took a plumbing  class in Bangor that involved a lot of plumbing and inspection regulations.

ADJOURN:      There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.

Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman