Selectmen’s Minutes, July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Anne Berleant, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to dispense with reading the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written. (Pert absent last week.)

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $4,397.85; administration $1,921.85, plumbing $265, sludge $378, general assistance $220.

NEW BUSINESS: Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to appoint Peter Atherton as member of the Planning Board and Bob Publicover as alternate to the Planning Board. Will sign appointment papers as soon as Clerk returns to the office.
Clerk/Treasurer will be out of the office from 7/31-8/9.
General Assistance request for financial help for a funeral. Assistant will check regulations and return with information next week.
Young man in to see if there is anything he can do to satisfy a community service need. Will make a list of some jobs that will fill some of his time.

OLD BUSINESS: MMA has revised their model ordinance for a marijuana ordinance because of flaws in the previous one (including needing legislative approval for continuing the ordinance). We can approve the revised ordinance at a special town meeting on August 24 instead of approving changes to the old one. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have the new ‘model’ ordinance voted upon at a special town meeting on August 24.
Authorized the treasurer to write and dispense checks if needed before selectmen sign the warrant.
Decided that bids are not necessary for the Salt Pond Access road. It will be a town road, built and maintained by the town and the town’s road commissioner.

CEO REPORT: Discussed steps to the shore and tree removal and replacement with a Carter Point landowner. Working on shore properties on the Salt Pond. Also working with Steve Blaisdell on erosion plans at the town dock.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Berleant asked some questions about the marijuana ordinance issue.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant