Selectmen’s Meeting, January 8, 2015



January 8, 2015


Opened the meeting and established a quorum.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Road Commissioner Paul Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Pat Gross, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Robert Jones.


Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $79,843.06;  school expenses were $67,146.20, annual salaries for  Harbormaster Bill Grant $700, assistant fire chiefs Clarence Allen and Royce Varnum $600 each and Civil Preparedness Officer Royce Varnum $75, administrative salaries of $6,482.36 and FICA tax of $654.68 accounted for most of the warrant.


OLD BUSINESS:  There was no old business to be discussed.


NEW BUSINESS:  John Higgins has officially resigned his position on the Marine Resources Committee until his house is finished and he moves here full time. 

The auditors will finish the town audit next week.

            Davis talked to MMA (Maine Municipal Association) about the town’s insurance and they will send a list of what is covered  We will try to fill in everything that is not listed under the policy.

            Grindal called DOT (Dept. of Transportation) on the Caterpillar Hill Initiative’s (CHI) entrance permit.  The town was not allowed a permit for the Walker Pond entrance, if CHI has a permit, where, on the top of the hill, is it located.

            Assistant will call the budget committee for next week.


CEO REPORT:  Following up on investigating forms and or permits for tree cutting.

            DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection) now says that plastic sheeting is not considered erosion control.  The firm cutting at the old landfill site is being told not to do any redemption work until DEP shows them what needs to be done and then it must be approved by them after it is done.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:20 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman