Selectmen’s Meeting, August 4, 2022

August 4, 2022

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

Made several changes in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted to approve the minutes as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $128,851.62: education $110,540.73; fire protection $1,582.41; administration $9,105.94; fees $874; clearing: a/c $19, m/v $1,666.25, m/v $4,763.25; animal control $250.

CEO REPORT: The Smiths of Black’s Pond have had Andrew McCullough do a site walk and they will have to move their building plans back from the wetland area; made sure that McCullough has a current flood plain map; did a site walk on Frank’s Flat for the planning board hearing, probably will present the paperwork at the regular planning board meeting next week; another building slowly being done on Frank’s Flat and getting paperwork together for the real estate broker on a third property in the same area.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Town Resolution for Community Resilience Partnership –Read the amendment sent to clarify the purposes of the Partnership. Moved, seconded and voted to adopt the resolution.
2) Unresolved Business – a) Hales Hill Bridge – proposed alterations, McCullough will have some plans for next week’s meeting; b) contacted the complainants from last week regarding the intersection at High Street and Main Street and also the heavy trucks speeding and using jake brakes; c) ordered the signs from White Signs; d) contacted Jon Woodward regarding the town office back door again; e) read the letter from Blue Hill that they will no longer do out of town registrations. Discussed online registrations, will investigate requirements.

4) Executive Session Pursuant to 1 MRSA 405(6) d) Contract Negotiations: Moved, seconded and voted strike this from the agenda at this time.

3) Executive Session Pursuant to 1 MRSA405(6) a) Personnel Matters – Entered executive session at 6:41 p.m. Left executive session at 7:20 p.m.


ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant