Selectmen’s Meeting, April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: John Higgins, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being one minor correction in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the corrected minutes. .

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $2,640.20; sludge for $300, fire protection $351.87, clearing m/v $1,362, fees $99, administration $527.33.

CEO REPORT: Busy day, beginning the busy season of summer, but everything going well with building notifications and plumbing.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: School board meeting – Sheahan attended the schoolboard meeting on April 23. Chairman Brill passed out and explained papers describing the role of the school board. Also was included the ‘chain of command’ regarding problems. If there is a problem, the parent should talk with the teacher, if no resolution they go to the principal, then if necessary to the superintendent. If there is still no resolution, the superintendent and the school board will decide if it is to go on the school board’s agenda for discussion. The board does not have involvement in disciplinary issues. They are regulated by, and work under the State laws.
Met with the three-town committee and a representative from the Orland transfer station to discuss the Orland operation.
Discussed the General Assistance audit. With much more paperwork involved, decided to post appointment times for Tuesday afternoon. Please call the Town Office to make an appointment.

ACTION ITEMS: Discussion on foreclosed properties.
Astbury met with the assessor and asked for a market analysis asap. The assessor’s team will be here to do the spring work on May 6.
Walker Pond parking lot will not be paved this year.
The porta potty will be placed at Salt Pond Access on June 1.
John Higgins discussed a possible clam ordinance. Assistant found an old one from 1967, money had been spent on clam conservation through 1979. Higgins will be meeting with the DMR biologist and has some sample ordinances to consider.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant