Selectmen’s Meeting, January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: several members of the public interested in solar energy, members of the budget committee, Kate Tompkins, Jerry Wetterskog, Marti Brill, Clerk Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the January 9 meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $89,878.11: School $76,507.12, road salt $1,791.07, administration $273.28, fees $81, overpay m/v $229.20, clearing m/v $2193.72, general assistance $700.68, fire dept. $7777.22, streetlights $155.35, town office $133.94, town house $15.53.

CEO REPORT: CEO presented selectmen with a written report.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Tompkins is starting a compost company, checking to see if she could use the transfer station that is being discussed in our area. Selectmen are just investigating the idea but if there is one her company would be welcome. Discussion on where her company is located and ideas about collecting material. Currently she is looking at a property in Surry and would need to discuss with the Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station.
Municipal solar: a general discussion on the benefits of solar power for the town-owned buildings. Brooksville has decided to go with solar. Sheahan to invite ReVision, or another company, to make a presentation.
GSA Town Forum: GSA will be holding forums in each of their sending towns. The suggestion was made that a referendum election would be a good way to decide about the raise in tuition funding after a forum and a public hearing are held, giving the public a chance to gather information.
Transfer Station: received the figures for next year’s payment.
Budget Committee: Reviewed administrative budget with the selectmen.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant