Selectmen’s Meeting, January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: CEO Frank Tracy, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept them as written.

Review and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $102,382.56; RCC quarterly dues $684.71, road salt $1,569.23, general assistance $900, animal control $820.85, fire department $1,051.85, administration (MMA) $1,716 workman’s compensation, $6,598.50 insurance, $2,333 dues (all quarterly), other administration $1,559.57, school $$84,223.36, property tax overpay $45.40, fees $47, clearing, MV $638.

NEW BUSINESS: Sheahan checked with treasurer. Checking with auditor to see if there is an easier way to keep trace of incoming money.
Astbury will do speed sign training in Throndike later this month.
Accepted a letter of resignation from Dennis Desilvey as chairman/secretary of the Marine Resources Committee. Many thanks to him for the years of service to the harbor and community. Selectmen will contact the rest of the committee to set up a meeting to elect a chairman.

OLD BUSINESS: Astbury will contact the two attorneys to set up a meeting, hopefully on January 22.
Animal control officer has a case of a dog that has been surrendered and must be returned to the sending kennel. He will be paid for the transportation of the animal.
Attended the Blue Hill/Surry transfer station meeting. Asked for a copy of the audit, they are projecting a 2% increase in the fees. The meeting seems to have added more questions rather than answering them.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Reports for the town report are beginning to come in.

CEO REPORT: Presented his report from December 29 and January 3. Will be attending a conference on solid waste and suggested it to the selectmen also. Keeping an eye on the former Staples Garage and will be checking the history of gas pumps at the property.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant