Selectmen’s Meeting, August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Jerry Wetterskog, Jeffrey Roth).

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last two meetings, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrants for 8/12 – $8,129.51 (m/v clearing $7,243.51) and 8/19 for $96,594.09 (education $94,275.97).

CEO REPORT: Swanburg from Borrego wanted a letter giving an extension to their planning board permit; Peter Brown wishes to be kept –up-to-date on Walker Pond sales and progress, the Casey lot has been split and both sold, Sturtevant lot is getting their driveway fixed; A complaint about cars parking on the roadway for Strong Brewery entertainment, neighbor sent photos, CEO will talk with Strongs about plans for future parking, etc; the new McMillan farm owners will be making some changes on the house.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Meet with Animal Control Officer – ACO had a conflict and will be rescheduled for next week.
2) Resignation of Health Officer – Received resignation of Dr. Dennis DeSilvey as town’s health officer due to his increased work load at the hospitals. Recommended Dr. Mishkind. Selectmen will talk with Dr. Mishkind and see if he can schedule a visit. Will check with MMA to see if there is a job description for the job.
3) Snow’s Brook – Update/final meeting 8/20 at 9 a.m. – Selectmen feel that this was a very successful venture, the work has been done amazingly well and on time. They would like us to store some core samples for a few months.
4) Any Unresolved Business – a) BHHT met to get information out of our files on the Mill Pond. Most of the work has been done, including a survey nine years ago. They will get back to us on what they will need to be finished with the paperwork.
b) Broadband meeting next week at 3:30, will need to confirm with members of the committee.
c) Working on paperwork for the Cyr septic grant.

ACTION ITEMS: 1) Vote – accept resignation of health officer – Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept Dr. DeSilvey’s resignation and send him a card of thanks.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: The tree growth report arrived today and will be working on it.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Wetterskog has ‘visited’ with Dr. Mishkind and found him personable and interested in broadband.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 30 to adjourn the meeting at 6:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant