Selectmen’s Meeting January 15, 2015



January 15, 2015


            Opened the meeting and determined a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present: Tax Collector Pat Gross, CEO Duane Ford, Robert Jones, Budget Committee members Robert Comerford, Horace Wardwell, Steve Tobey, Paul Trowbridge.


            Read and approved the minutes from last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $12,887.70; 911/RCC dispatch quarterly dues $592.02, General Assistance $2,758.30, and road work, including a load of salt $7,438.04 accounted for most of the warrant.


            Times for the Annual Town Meeting were set for 12:45 on Friday, March 6 to elect a moderator and at 1 pm to open the polls, closing the polls at 6 pm.  Town meeting will reconvene at 9 am Saturday, March 7, to act on the warrant articles.


OLD BUSINESS:  There was no old business to conduct.


NEW BUSINESS:  Worked on the town budget with the Budget Committee.

School audit may not be done by February 2, the Dept. of Education deadline.  Clerk has already called for an extension of the deadline.


CEO REPORT:  Has written a letter to the owner of Barter Lumber Co., the firm doing the cutting adjacent to the old landfill site.  Nothing is to be done to reclaim the landfill site until DEP has evaluated it and instructed them what has to be done for reclaimation.

A letter is being constructed by CEO and Planning Board for the Caterpillar Hill Initiative regarding the plans for their amphitheater platform and parking area.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 8:25 pm.  The budget committee has been asked to return next week for more work on the town budgets.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman