Selectmen’s Meeting, August 9, 2018

August 9, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Fire chief David Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $64,553.69; education $57,977.13, roadside mowing $1,600, administration $200.17, town office operations $42.97, general assistance $442.50, sludge $135, fire department operations $1,594.82, motor vehicle clearing $2,380 and fees $135.

NEW BUSINESS: County tax factor and 2019 state valuation: reviewed and put in assessing agents basket.
Executive session: moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to enter executive session at 6:20 p.m. to discuss a personnel matter, 1 MRSA, §405-6A. Returned from executive session at 6:55 p.m.
Animal Control complaint: A resident presented selectmen with a complaint about a dog killing a chicken. Decided to invite the Animal Control Officer to attend next week and discuss the problem.
Fire chief feels that the mini pumper should go up for sale before winter. Discussed advertising possibilities. Still have some confusion about insurance coverage numbers at West Sedgwick.

OLD BUSINESS: CEO/LPI selection: Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to invite Frank Tracy to the next selectmen’s meeting and discuss the position. If he accepts, will discuss details.
PERC/MRC: still trying to coordinate a meeting.
Hales Hill Bridge: No response from DOT yet.
Marijuana legislation: Discussion of the new legislation regarding retail selling of medical marijuana. No moratorium needed at this time.
Another complaint about brush on the side of the Rope Ferry Road intersection. Contact should be road commissioner or DOT depending on location for mowing. Also need for parking signage to be visible at all times at the brewery.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant