Selectmen’s Meeting, December 2, 2021



December 2, 2021


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Jerry Wetterskog, (by phone Peter Neill, Jeffrey Roth).


Read and approved the minutes of November 18 as amended, 3-0.  Read and approved the minutes of November 23 as written 2-0-1, Astbury abstained.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $101,092.93:  fire protection $666.67; clearing i/f $45, animal welfare $34, h/f $97, m/v $680.50; sludge $45; town dock $28,100; administration $8,616.01 (salaries & taxes); plumbing $260; fees $110; transfer station $29,188.75; snow $33,000; animal control $250.


CEO REPORT:  631 Reach Rd is having a new septic syste;, a lot on Old County Road is also putting in a septic system, they also need a 911 address; received a letter from DEP last week regarding a property on Black’s Pond; and there is another property for sale on the Pond.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Health Officer Discussion –  Dr. Stephen Mishkind is willing to take the position.  Former health officer Dr. Dennis DeSilvey recommended Dr. Mishkind.

2)  Remote Meeting Policy – Draft policy to be reviewed by selectmen, a public hearing will be posted for December 16 at the Town Office at 7 p.m.

3)  GSA Budget Committee Appointment Discussion –  GSA has approved of a committee made up of one representative from each of the 8 sending towns. This will be an advisory committee only.  The next meeting will be in January.

4)  Any Unresolved Business – None.


ACTION ITEMS:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to appoint Dr. Stephen Mishkind Health Officer for the town.  Signed the appointment papers.




PUBLIC COMMENTS: Neill, of the Planning Board, asked CEO Ford about the fee for the cell company.  CEO is getting the paperwork together, company will pay the $2,500 fee required.

Wetterskog asked about contacting the 911 officer about changes and updates for his address.  He was given her contact information.


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


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant