Selectmen’s Meeting, July 1, 2021



June 24, 2021


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Jerry Wetterskog, (by phone Jeffrey Roth).


There being one adjustment in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $146,775.21:  education $135,163.86; fire protection $3,354; town office $199.39; town dock $130; fees $176; clearing m/v $1,315.25; administration $6,433.71; m/v excise $3.


CEO REPORT:    Inspected the Strong Brewery for their amusement, they will be clearly marking the entrance and exits of the parking area.  Checked a septic system for the second inspection, a post and beam home will be arriving soon; Sturtevant property on Walker Pond will need a building notification form, has new cedar shingle siding; Darrell Brown should have had a Permit by Rule; a Carter Point property has been surveyed, will be watching its progress.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Upcoming commitment – Meet RJD 7-7-21 – Assessing agent will coming in on July 7 at 10 a.m. to go over the figures for the tax rate.  Will set mil rate for tax bills on Thursday, July 8.

2)  Any Unresolved Business:  No one had any unresolved business for this week.


ACTION ITEMS:  1)  Strong Brewing Amusement Permit Renewal – The inspection has been completed and no complaints have been received regarding the past entertainment.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the permit.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  The thank you card for the Ellsworth Historical Society for the gift of two treasurer’s journals from the Town of Sedgwick 1915-1926 has been sent.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Reilly wishes to thank the ballot clerks, for their work at town meeting.  Sarah Everdell declined her pay, saying she had counted 45 ballots and didn’t require payment for it.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:21 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant