Selectmen’s Meeting, December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Chris Elkington, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $46,705.52; public access road to Salt Pond $40,000, salt for the roads $1,535.43, Emera $457.99, fire department $1,851.30, administration $227.02, general assistance $935.

NEW BUSINESS: Pert checked with Andrew McCollough about the ramp at the town landing. He will design something to regulate the movement of the ramp.
Superintendent Elkington presented a draft school budget to the selectboard. It will be discussed at the next school board meeting and then be brought back to the board and the budget committee.
The Salt Pond access road has gone over budget. Astbury will contact Road Commissioner Carter and discuss the overage with him. Will also discuss cleaning up the debris at the town salt pile and have it hauled to the transfer station.

OLD BUSINESS: Decided to upgrade to 15 mg with an additional price of $49.16 per year. Moved, seconded and voted to upgrade the internet service from FairPoint Communications to an additional 15 mg.
Sedgwick selectboard and Brooklin selectboard to meet to set a weight limit for the Hales Hill Road bridge. Discussed making an ordinance to regulate weight limits on town roads.
Pert to check with the possible owner of a property on the Ridge Road. Property has had no listed owner for several years and has been foreclosed on. If no legal owner is found, the property will go up for auction.
Discussed electricity rate offers. Decided to stay with Emera’s standard offer.

CEO REPORT: CEO not available.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant