Selectmen’s Minutes, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Alfred Clough, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.
Since there were no errors or omissions it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written.
Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $18,649.82; general assistance $1,461.68, tarring $1,380, administration $408.46 plus ballot clerks $125, salaries and taxes $9,316.77.

PUBLIC BUSINESS: Clough asked about ownership of a junk mobile home and the associated trash on a lot on Pertville Road. He also asked about the removal of parts of his house and how he should report it to the town. We will research the ownership of the lot to see who owns it and is responsible for the removal and cleanup. He was advised that when he removes a portion of his home to advise the assessors before April 1 of that year so that it may be removed from his taxes.
OLD BUSINESS: We need a deed for the Salt Pond property now that the gift has been accepted by the town. Astbury will contact the town attorney to get one before we do any work there. We may have to file a tier 1 permit from DEP and the road may have to go to the Planning Board because of its length.
The fire department has received the final contracts for the new fire truck.
There will be a work day for the school playground on May 20. There will also be a workday at the Town Dock on May 20. Basically everything has been done at the dock except where the ground was covered. Engineer McCullough will check with the harbormaster to make sure everything has been done according to the grant.
Road Commissioner Carter has received the bid of $63.20 per ton for tar from B & B Paving. He will be tarring part of the Walker Pond Access road and the Old County Road this summer. His summer work will also include possible widening of the intersection at Rope Ferry Road and Route 15, fixing a culvert on the Rural Cemetery road, and several projects at the town dock.
NEW BUSINESS: Astbury would like to have the agenda placed on the website and announced on the email list. Assistant will discuss with clerk to see where and how it should be placed. Taxpayers having something to discuss at the selectmen’s meeting should get their request on the agenda by Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. unless it is an emergency item. If not placed by then, it will go on the next week’s agenda. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have the agenda placed on the website and notices.
Thank you’s go to Rachel McFarland, Jan Anderson, Lee Holmes and Deanne Grimmig for their volunteered services as ballot clerks, posting, and moderating for the town meeting.
Selectmen appointed Deanne Grimmig as moderator the June referendum. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the appointment paper.
Assistant reported that chairman of the Access Committee is trying to set up a meeting for spring work.
CEO REPORT: Question about when the gas tanks from Condon’s Garage were removed. Condon’s never had a garage in Sedgwick, maybe they mistook the ice cream parlor?? Scheduling many classes for CEO, LPI and plumbing training.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen