Selectmen’s Meeting August 31, 2023



August 24, 2023


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Susan Ford, Colby Pert.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Greg Phillips, Carrie Jeffrey, by phone Robin Colburn.


Approved the minutes of the last meeting as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $113,565.71:  general assistance $400; education $3,243.91; clearing-M/v $1715.50; plumbing $77.50; town dock $$150; animal control $940; tarring $105,060.48; fire protection $1,106.81; town office $157.28; town house $20.51; snow $48.29; streetlights $156.91; administration $488.52.


CEO REPORT:  Dropped off a building notification form for an addition on Caterpillar Hill property; checked out a lot split on the Herrick Road; determined a shoreline zone line for a property on Carter Point; thanks to Jerry Wetterskog for assistance on map work for Black’s Pond; inspected a home for a foundation under an enclosed porch; a recently sold property on Caterpillar Hill needs a complete septic system.


DISCUSSION and/ ACTION ITEMS:  1) Online Tax Payments – Tax Collector has offered to figure out the process for online tax payments.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have her go ahead.

2)  Special Town Meeting Discussion –  There are several issues that may need a special town meeting,  think about what the issues are and discuss later.


UNRESOLVED BUSINESS:  a) Compusult recommended a Brother copier for the selectmen’s office.  It would be a desktop machine that would do 2-sided and color copies, ink cartridges would run about $69 each.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to purchase the $600 model from Compusult.  b) Pert is having difficulty getting in touch with Andrew McCullough.  c)  Map 5, Lot 51 sale – Treasurer to get the tax payments and interest together, for a total cost.  d) Making arrangements to meet with auditors.






ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded, voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant