Selectmen’s Minutes, September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 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 $4,802.90; postage for tags and liens $670.26, registration of liens $1,121, general assistance $334, sludge $540.

NEW BUSINESS: One vacancy on the budget committee.
ACO resignation waiting for a signature. Resignation effective October 11. Will check to see if Allen vanRiesen will fill in if needed. Astbury working with Sheriff Kane on coverage through the sheriff’s department.
Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to plan an executive session for next week to discuss a personnel situation.
Road Commissioner asked about the Salt Pond road. He will try to finish the road within 120 feet of the shore and will meet the selectmen at the site to mark out the parking area one day this week. Would also like to fix a large culvert on the Sis Porter road while it is dry.
Vacations: Astbury will be away from 10/6-10/15, Reilly will be away from 10/4-10/12, Grindle will be away 10/6.

OLD BUSINESS: Suggested people for the marijuana panel, need another member for the landscape committee and the budget committee. Sheahan checking with one for the landscape committee. Andrew Bowes appointed to the vacancy on the Planning Board.
Tabled the discussion about Brooklin’s involvement on the Salt Pond Access until Pert is back.
Received a link from Maine Municipal for the Marijuana panel members to access the draft legislation for the marijuana retail ordinance. Hoping to get them together to organize the panel soon.

CEO REPORT: Received a complaint about gravel going to a site in Blue Hill – probably just a one-time occurrence – does not need a permit if the area is under five acres. A property for sale apparently doesn’t have a septic system, seller will have one put in. A culvert was placed over a brook that should have been a bottomless culvert. Lots going on.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen