Selectmen’s Meeting August 26, 2021

August 26, 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, Carol Ann Cutler, (by phone Jerry Wetterskog).

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $113,680.23: fire protection $2,491.20, dock $130, sludge $120, town office $77.72, town house $15.53, streetlights $107.25, administration $7,618.69, county tax $113,680.23.

CEO REPORT: Hand delivered a letter to Strong Brewery referencing a solution to their parking problem, they are looking at possibly expanding the parking area. George Fields (BHHT) is looking at a map for a picnic area on Ferry Landing, will need to check with DEP; a place on Black’s Pond has such a steep driveway that the emergency vehicles would not be able to access it; Wes Martin asking about some tree work that needs to be done on Carter Point, will check them out.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Any Unresolved Business – a) The sending towns will respond in a letter to George Stevens Academy’s contract offer with a ‘resounding no’. The letter will be sent signed by representatives of all sending towns.
b) Road Commissioner is fixing the Cooper Farm Road to Walker Pond. One of the floats came loose, but has been returned to its proper place (as soon as the wind changed).

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Will be working on the tree growth report and filing new cards for the assessing agent.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to go into Executive Session Pursuant to MRSA Title 1, Section 405.6.A.1 Permitted Deliberation at 6:16 p.m. Returned from executive session at 7:10 p.m.

ADJOURNED: there being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant