Selectmen’s Meeting, January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Susan Ford, Colby Pert. Also present: CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Leslie & Garry Schneider, Paul Trowbridge (by phone Donna Beninati, Jerry Wetterskog, Robert Lawson).

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $154,478.67: Tax collector $2,340; clearing: m/v $3,597.26; general assistance $500; administration $1,966.76; snow $48.74; town house $20.94; town office $724.64; streetlights $166.27; fire protection $1,924.20; school $143,189.86.

CEO REPORT: Responded to a property owner on Alder Lane about storm repairs, also repairs for damages to a camp on Stumpy Cove; answered questions regarding septic records for a place on the Mines Road; assisted family regarding records on a property at Caterpillar Hill; Sun Dog Solar sent changes to the location of a solar array on Christy Hill; received notice that the DEP representative Cameron Dufour will be down on Wednesday to view storm damage at Carter Point; attorney sent letter about legal action on a property at Black Pond; re-permitting will be needed for a walkway and pier damaged by the storm on Oceanside Lane.

DISCUSSION and/or ACTION ITEMS; 1) School Budget Update – Superintendent didn’t show up for the meeting.
2) Engineer’s Assessment – Town Dock – Engineer Andrew McCullough, Harbormaster Bill Grant and selectmen checked for damages. Some of the pilings in the middle of the walkway need work. If the money is available we should do the repairs as soon as possible. Moved, seconded and voted for Selectman Pert to contact Skip Eaton, the original contractor, for an estimate.

UNRESOLVED BUSINESS: Astbury will call about the County Tax.; Ford will check into getting a defibrulator for the office and/or the Town House.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant