Selectmen’s Meeting, August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: David Florian, Mia Strong, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted to accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $69,409.09; education $65,328.26, town office $97.01, Emera: town office $67.01, town house $15.53, streetlights $188.10, fire department $132.31, general assistance $102, town dock $120, public access $120, administration $511.38, fees $120, motor vehicle clearing $1,787.30.

CEO REPORT: New CEO presented his daily log and minutes. Will be in the office on Thursdays to work and attend the selectmen’s meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: ACO Complaints – ACO Allen Van Riesen reported on two calls that had occurred while he was in North Carolina and his follow-up of them and some others that he has responded to. Will be sure to notify the selectmen when he is going to be gone for any length of time. Also will try to keep a log of the calls received.
Ridge Road land – Florian has a piece of property that he would like to give the town, selectmen will check with assessing agent to set the value of the property. Further discussion will follow.
Falls Bridge meeting – Selectmen will attempt to attend the Falls Bridge meeting on August 29.
Strong Brewery’s 5th Anniversary – Mia Strong in to discuss parking for their anniversary party. She has contacted the Sheriff’s department and DOT re parking and security, arrangements are being made for alternative parking if necessary.
Thanksgiving meeting – Decided not to have a meeting the week of Thanksgiving.

OLD BUSINESS: PERC/MRC Orland meeting – Selectmen met at the Orland transfer station for a tour and were very impressed with the operation. Will discuss with other towns to see if following their lead it could be a viable alternative to the Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station. It will take a great deal of time to decide, but could possibly save the towns money in the long run.
Hales Hill Bridge Meeting – DOT will be sending a letter regarding what they can and cannot do on the Hales Hill Bridge
Dot salt/sand shed agreement – signed the agreement for half of the DOT building for the price of two loads of road sand.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant