Selectmen’s Meeting, December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: CEO Duane Ford, Susan Ford, 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 $46,553.50; town records $600, salaries including taxes $9,085.58, snow $29142.86, salt 1499.72, roads 2310, sludge 120, general assistance $564.50.

NEW BUSINESS: Discussion on posting the Hales Hill Road when the state posts the Falls Bridge roadway. Astbury will check with Blue Hill and Brooklin about the posting and at what weight.
Signed two quit claims.
Received an estimate from Snowman Printing for the town report, $887.08 for 650 copies, same as last year.
Emergency Management director Stankey sent a document as a n example for a ‘warming center’ to be used in case of an emergency, including a power outage.
Town attorney will be able to work on the Town Landing acquisition by the first of the year. Decided that the discussion will be in executive session.
Decided that a grant was not needed to finish the floats at the Town Landing, there is money in the account to pay for what is needed.

OLD BUSINESS: Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to allow tax collector 4 extra hours for 3 weeks to catch up on the tax bills.
Road commissioner needs to wait until the ground freezes before finishing up the parking area at the Salt Pond Access. He was asked to put up some salt sand at the town sand pile for use of individuals needing driveway sand.
Sheahan will purchase and put down rolled roofing on the handicap access and front steps. Voted last week to allow $250 to fix the ramp and steps.
Also decided to wait until spring to go for the loan for the fire truck. Truck won’t be ready for delivery until possibly May.
Another discussion of the parameters of Harding’s Land, and what to do about the run off from
up the hill. Assistant will try to find how much of the Land is public and how much is private.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Request has been received for help with burial expenses. Selectmen approved the maximum amount allowed from General Assistance.

CEO REPORT: Working on the new state regulations from the state for Shoreland Zoning. We need to approve the changes, if any, at town meeting. New regulations are on our website.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant