Selectmen’s Meeting, December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, CEO Frank Tracy, 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 $2,486.88; motor vehicle clearing $1,306, fees $62, administration $129.94, fire protection $496.05, Emera for fire department, town office, town house and streetlights $492.89.

OLD BUSINESS: MMA Underwriting has seen the fire department’s interdepartment policy and have a few questions. Chief David will talk with them.
John Cullen from DEP has checked the Walker Pond access with regard to expanding the swimming area. Will discuss with Brooksville at the Landing Committee meeting.
A letter from Senator Luchini regarding a meeting to meet the selectboard members and to discuss town issues that he may be able to help with at the state level.
Decided not to have a selectmen’s meeting on December 27. The next meeting will be on January 3, 2019.

NEW BUSINESS: Will have an executive session to discuss a town attorney.

CEO REPORT: 1) One of the landowners connected to the shoreland zoning issue has been informed that the town does not intend to become involved in a civil dispute and the information being accumulated will only be in regard to the shoreland zoning problem. CEO will talk with the town attorney about what information will be needed. 2) Visit by the new owners of the Smith farm to find out what that they may need from the town to open the farm stand/restaurant at the former Country View. Gave them a site plan ordinance for reference. 3) Has information about a program to help the town with needed repairs, etc. on historic places in town. Will look into this a little deeper. 4) Needs copies of ordinances for each planning board member by their January 8 meeting. Assistant will get them together, along with notebooks to put them in.

Retired for Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. Voted to contact attorneys Collier and Bennet to set up meetings regarding the shoreland zoning issue. The current town attorney has a conflict of interest and cannot advise us in the matter. Moved, seconded and voted to return to the regular meeting at 7:10 p.m.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant