Selectmen’s Meeting, December 30, 2021

December 30, 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, (by phone Jerry Wetterskog).

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0-1 (Sheahan abstained) to approve them as read.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $46,195.45: fees $98; m/v clearing $715; property tax overpay $90.52; administration 104.40; RBAC (Broadband cooperative) $40,000; sludge $60; town office $55.53; roads $5,072.

CEO REPORT: A new state propane law effective January 1, 2022 – propane detectors are needed in any home, mandated for multi-unit homes. This from the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Need a letter for attorneys in a sale, it is not in the shoreland zone, and not subject to subdivision ordinance, may go to the Planning Board; a letter to DEP’s Dawn Hurd regarding shoreland ordinance changes; plumbing and septic permits being finished up before the ground freezes; an excavator on Carter Point, presumably for the pad for a storage shed.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Budget Schedule/Status- The school is scheduled to be here on January 6 with their budget. Discussed changing the date of the Town Meeting. Municipal budget to be discussed January 13. Assistant will get last year’s warrant and budget papers together for January 6.
2) Any Unresolved Business – Discuss pay for tax collector-to-be for shadowing current collector. Elizabeth’s last day will be January 6. Maxine Friend will take over the position starting January 11.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: State law is now requiring that the General Assistance Notice, with an emergency phone number, be posted on the website if the town has one. Will ask the clerk to post it.
Reports for the annual Town Report are needed by January 14, print deadline is January 28.


ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant