Selectmen’s Minutes, September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

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

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $70,897.10, $68,194.54 of which was for education, $519 for general assistance, $100.34 for fire protection, $300 for roadside mowing of town roads, and $280 for mowing of town lawns.

OLD BUSINESS:  November elections:  Selectmen discussed upcoming elections and the potential for asking voters their sentiments on some future issues.  Clerk will get information from MMA and state about including them on ballots for the November election.

Approved cleaning and warden for the November election.

Sedgwick-Brooksville Town Landing Committee:   Selectmen also discussed road maintenance at Walker Pond.  Contact was made with the road commissioners from both towns who will do spring, summer and fall maintenance.  Snow plowing will be put out to bid as the contract with the current contractor expired in June of 2016.

Town Dock:   Engineer McCullough setting up the meeting to discuss pre-construction at the town dock.

NEW BUSINESS:  Superintendent Elkington updated selectmen on school issues.  He provided a written report and reported several items of interest.  Cooperation between boards and school officials, and cooperation between school employees in each school and in each town is vital to the existence of good education.  Working together is the key for a successful relationship as a Union and for educating our children.

CEO REPORT:  As usual working on several projects.  Also working on the ADA specifications for the handicap bathroom at the town office.  Will coordinate with plumber and contractor when dimensions are a little more firm.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman