Selectmen’s Meeting, April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

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

There being an error in the minutes of the special meeting of April 12 (the $23,167 was not to be borrowed, it was to be appropriated from the Fire Equipment Reserve Account ),moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the amended minutes.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $23,477.94; roads $16,043.31, animal control $415.39, general assistance $659, sludge $120, and administration $428.04, motor vehicle $5,568, and fees $244.

NEW BUSINESS: The Salt Pond Access is still soft around the parking lot. Road Commissioner will pack it down when the frost is completely out of the ground.
A discussion of the transfer station representation and decisions regarding the disposal of our trash in the PERC plant or a landfill. Will try to attend the next transfer station meeting.

OLD BUSINESS: Signed the ballot clerk appointments.
Higgins discussed the alewive article in the town warrant with the selectmen. We have no alewives to claim exclusive ownership to, but we want to go on record as owning the fishery before someone else comes in and fishes it when, and if, there are some. The fishery is still several years down the road.
The new fire truck will be here Saturday.
Town records say that Hardings Lane is only 1 rod wide. Not much room for ditching and culverts to control the run off to avoid washouts.
Hales Hill still waiting for the state to inspect the bridge. Astbury will contact Brooklin selectmen to see if the towns can find a way to get the inspection done and solve the problem of a narrow, deteriorating bridge that is going to be the only way to get to Brooklin when the Benjamin River Bridge gets closed down for work next summer.
Moved, seconded and voted to sell the wood on the Salt Pond Access Road to former selectman Colby Pert. Astbury will let him know.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Astbury will call again about speed limit signs on several town roads.

CEO REPORT: Still waiting to hear from the landowners of the land adjacent to the town dock. We only have an easement, would like to acquire the land for the town. Juggling plumbing permits, new building permits, septics, etc.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant