Selectmen’s Minutes, July 14, 2016

JULY 14, 2016

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Bob Comerford, Dot and Jim Carey, Melody Lewis-Kane, CEO Duane Ford, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting with one correction.  Moved and seconded, voted 2-0 to give the treasurer permission to write and deliver checks that have to meet a deadline before the selectmen sign the treasurer’s warrant, not just in an emergency situation.  Correction was made before posting on the website.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $10,410.30; general assistance for $410.53, RJD Appraisal $1030, MMA insurance # 1 $5,732, USPS $501.04 postage for lien notices.

OLD BUSINESS:  Assistant called Hancock County Planning Commission to set up bid process for winter salt.

Lewis-Kane, Comerford, Careys asked about the public hearing for the Strong Brewing Company’s Amusement Ordinance Permit.  They were given notices of the hearing time and place (July 21, 7 pm at the Town Office).  Also asked about some of the information given in the Packet article.  She recommended that the selectmen write a retraction to the Packet with some of the inconsistencies in the article relative to the minutes and items voted on and discussed.  Board will discuss this when Davis returns and the board is complete.

Risk Pool information has been received.  Will hold until Davis is back to review, along with volunteer insurance information.

Assistant working with a family on Carter Point to clarify property lines and lot sizes. Will be doing research when she returns from vacation.

NEW BUSINESS:  Will send letters of thanks to David and Jan Anderson, Deanne Grimmig, Rachel McFarland who serve and work on elections without pay.  Moved and seconded, voted 2-0 to have assistant send thank you notes.

CEO REPORT:  Discussed compliance with several residents in various areas regarding plumbing and inspection issues.  Fielding questions regarding lot sizes and values. Working on dock project issues, including erosion control.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn at 7:12 pm.

Ben Astbury, Selectman