Selectmen’s Meeting, February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Christine diPretoro, Clerk/Treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane 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 approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $10,372.21; salt for the roads $1,574.94, Emera for streetlights, town house, town office fire department $480.26, Fire department expenses $5,5817.91 (2 sets of turnout gear $3,516), general assistance $2,540.41, administration $359.19.

NEW BUSINESS: Sheahan updated the selectmen on the marijuana moratorium at the state and local level. The state’s moratorium runs out the first of February, our local moratorium runs out the last of February. Moved and seconded and voted 3-0 to extend our moratorium for another 180 days. Motion passed. The moratorium will be in effect until August 21, 2018.
Discussed the Hales Hill Bridge and Benjamin River Bridge with the Brooklin selectmen and DOT representatives. DOT will inspect the Hales Hill Bridge and research when it was last repaired. When the time comes to work on the Benjamin River, they want to close it for approximately 90 days.

OLD BUSINESS: Signed the warrant for Town Meeting. It will be posted, along with the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance with changes. Added article to the warrant regarding the acceptance of the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.

CEO REPORT: The harbor is really busy and the erosion issue is really bad. Still getting quotes for floats. Need to replace the main float this year. DEP’s Dawn Abbott approved the changes to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and suggested dropping commercial and general development district portions since we don’t have the need for them.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Broke for executive session at 7:08. Pert moved that the board vote to authorize the Sedgwick Board of Selectmen to develop preliminary findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding the possible disciplinary action just discussed in executive session. The document containing these preliminary findings and conclusions shall be submitted to the board at its next meeting for further discussion in executive session. The motion was seconded and voted 3-0 in favor of the motion . Returned from Executive Session at 7:30 p.m.

ADJOURNED: Adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant