Selectmen”s Meeting, December 22, 2022

December 22, 2023

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

Moved, seconded and voted to approve the minutes as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $166,651.61: education $159643.56, clearing $4,090.45, fees $314, administration $24.02, town dock $150, sludge $60, fire protection $1,651.57; streetlights $130.91, roads $44.67, town house $23.95, town office $518.45.

CEO REPORT: The Reach Road church would like to have an auxiliary building, will need a soil evaluator to make sure well and septic are adequate; checked plumbing at a Snow’s Cove project, waiting for notice from DEP regarding the inspections done a short time ago at various sites.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Audit Preparation Progress – Treasurer’s material dropped off; tax collector’s material dropped off at the auditor’s office. They are behind, but hope to start the CSD audit soon. CSD has to be done before school is done, school has to be done before town can be done.
2) Budget Development Schedule – Fire chief will be in contact with committee, selectmen will discuss warrant articles next week, may need to be flexible with some non-profit requests (two received that were in the mail for two weeks before arriving here.)
3) INH Request for Non-Resident Addresses – Will discuss difficulty of separating addresses for non-residents and will check with MMA on legality of giving out the addresses.
4) Unresolved Business – a) There is no one to shovel the steps and ramp after a storm. Will talk to snow contractor to see if he has someone; b) sent support letter for the renovation of the First Baptist Church (the Village Church); c) discuss finances for a salt/sand shed with the budget committee; d) discussion about changing the date of Town Meeting; e) Have the Hancock County Planning Commission representative come to the meeting next week.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Wetterskog asked about discussing town staff salaries with the budget committee.

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