Selectmen’s Meeting, January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury (by phone Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan). Also present: Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone CEO Duane Ford, Fire Chief David Carter, Jerry Wetterskog, Jeffrey Roth, Peter Neill).

Read and made two corrections in the minutes of the last meeting. Moved, seconded and roll call voted 3-0 to approved the minutes as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $10,342.30: administration $8,305.45 ($6,250 for revaluing ¼ of the town), clearing/mv $857.06, fees $84, sludge $60, town office $165.76, fire protection $190.37, streetlights $110.62, town house $12.04, general assistance $557.

CEO REPORT: checked out a change of plan for a shoreland property; another asking about lot sizes in shoreland zone; (probably should have Planning Board change the lot size back to where the original ordinance had it); did paperwork for an existing property that had a soil test but didn’t have a septic plan; complaint regarding Kane Junkyard and Robert Gray’s tanks; will be checking the paperwork regarding the two complaints.

FIRE CHIEF UPDATE: Quite a few firefighters have received their first vaccinations for COVID and, other than sore arms, seem to be doing fine. Did some of their annual training by Zoom; still not meeting in person.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Moratorium Discussion – Have not heard back from MMA with sample moratoriums. Will check tomorrow by phone, and put on agenda for next week.

2) Any Unresolved Business: None

ACTION ITEMS: 1)MCHT/DOT contract – Send to Town Attorney for review? – Moved, seconded and roll call voted 3-0 to send to Town Attorney.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Have a letter from BHHT – should put it in the Annual Town Report, or post it on the website? Decided to post it on the website.


ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and roll call voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:24 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant