Selectmen’s Meeting, January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Don Buckingham, Zoe Tenney, Leslie Schneider, Paul Trowbridge, Doug Drown, Horace Wardwell, Bob Vaughn, Alan Henschke, John Higgins, CEO Frank Tracy, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $6,551.62; animal control $190.61, snow salt $1556.85, administration $117.94, clearing M/V $535.50, fees $42, fire, town office, town house for fire extinguishers $362.70, town office fuel $292.70, general assistance $1,296.32, roads $2157.

NEW BUSINESS: Astbury attended the speed sign training in Thorndike, to train and pick up the sign. The speed sign was donated by a DOT grant.
Road Commissioner has fixed the washout on the Cooper Farm Road.
The Benjamin River Bridge will be closed for repairs from February 18 to June 14. Traffic going to Brooklin will be detoured to Hales Hill Road. The closure will be posted in the newspapers.
The facility report from PERC was received.
Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to appoint Cindy Reilly as Registrar of Voters. Sworn in by Deputy Clerk Elizabeth Gray.

OLD BUSINESS: Vaughn and Henschke presented a draft budget and explained the changes to the Budget Committee and Selectboard. They are changing their practices to a more business-like format.
Budget Committee reviewed the warrant articles for the town report.

CEO REPORT: CEO has been busy today with an email about erosion control on a property on Ferry Landing; a building to be built at Sedgwick Storage; cutting trees in the shoreland zone, and questions about the Shoreland Zoning matter. Discussed grant possibilities for preserving town records.

ADJOURN: There being no further business moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant