Selectmen’s Meeting, December 6, 2018

December 6, 2018

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Leslie & Gardiner Schneider, County Commissioner John Wombacher, Schoolboard Chairman Susan Ford, Superintendent Chris Elkington, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being one correction, rephrasing one paragraph, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the minutes of the last week with the correction.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $47,367.19; salaries and FICA tax $8,388.17, J. Wadman for audit $1811.75, other administration $369.19, fees $159.60, motor vehicle clearing $4,124.75, inland fisheries clearing $45, animal welfare clearing $61, animal control $94.68, snow contract $29,725.72, road salt $1,520.66, general assistance $310, fire department $716.67.

NEW BUSINESS: Got acquainted with Commissioner Wombacher and discussed his new job.
He sat in and listened to the business of the meeting, including the superintendent and school board. He is working on his ‘learning curve’.
Elkington and Ford presented the monthly update and budget schedule. Discussed some things that may need to be addressed in the annual warrant. The audit seems to be going well since there have been quite a few changes this past year.
Next week will discuss MMA insurance for the fire department personnel, especially what department is responsible for insurance when the firefighter is part of multiple departments.
The beaver are back at Walker Pond and have built a dam under the bridge. Brooksville will have a trapper relocate them.

OLD BUSINESS: Decided to invite Axiom to talk with broadband committee and selectboards. The Island seems to be committed to them and they may be an option to GWI. A comparison should be discussed before a final decision is made.
The auditors will be back Wednesday the 12th.
Town attorney has a conflict of interest in a case that is being worked on; she will recommend other lawyers that may be able to advise us.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Decision not to include any political reports in the annual town report this year.

CEO REPORT: Presented his daily log. Everything seems to be going well. Checked Strong Brewery septic system, still doing research on a shoreland zone problem.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant