Selectmen’s Meeting, July 1, 2021



July 1, 2021


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


Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the minutes of the last meeting as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $36,096.98:  m/v excise $637; I/F $2782.25; H/F $8; A /W $15; Animal control $250; Plumbing $365; administration: salaries: $8,933.36, taxes $687.85, RJD $4800, work. comp. $457.65, misc. $460.62; fire protection $858.77; fees $154; RCC/911 $705.64; Walker Pond Access $15,000; Town of Brooksville excise $92.20.


CEO REPORT:  Questions regarding 156 Carter Point, referred to real estate agent or a lawyer, Brown may need a shoreland permit, not a building notification form, will attend the Planning Board meeting.  Wiggins home on the market again; a building notification form for a shed in Graytown.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  New Fiscal Year Outlook:  Going over last year’s figures with treasurer to see if there are any accounts to be watched this new year.  Wetterskog commended selectmen for keeping things on an even keel.

2)  Discussion: Snow’s Brook Culvert site visit:  Met with officials and contractors to discuss the project.  Felt that the visit went very well.  All questions were answered immediately, showing knowledge of what is to be done.  There is a good article in the Ellsworth American and Bangor Daily explaining the project and the closure of the road.

3)  Any Unresolved Business:  a)  Reminder of meeting with assessing agent at 10 a.m. on July 7 to set mil rate.  Will see if tax collector needs help with mailing bills.

b)  Marine Resource Committee met at the dock and would like to replace one of the finger docks each year, hope there will be enough money left in the dock account after the stabilization project to replace one this year.  They would like to have the road commissioner grade the road leading to the floats and then would like to designate the last float on the end of the dock for commercial use.


ACTION ITEMS:  Signed the first invoice for the Snow Cove project.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  Received an update on the General Assistance regulation changes from the end of the state of emergency.  Most regulations are returning to the pre-pandemic rules.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Wetterskog commented on the unsuccessful application for the ConnectMaine grant.  Would like to know what needs to be changed for the next application.


Retired to Executive Session Pursuant to MRSA, Title 1, Section 405.6A, Permitted Deliberation at 6:57 p.m.  Returned from Executive Session at 7:27 p.m.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant