Selectmen’s Meeting, July 14, 2022



July 14, 2022


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Jerry Wetterskog, George Fields.


There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 (Sheahan not present last meeting) to accept them as written.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $17,229.68:  sludge $30; town office $40; town dock $9,500; fire protection $194.98; administration $291.47; clearing:i/f $2495.50; clearing:m/v $2314.23; clearing:m/v 2319.50; clearing:vital records $44.


CEO REPORT:  Planning Board met this week and will post a public notice for a possible subdivision of 4 lots across from the Bagaduce Lunch,  paperwork done and a site walk scheduled for Aug. 2 AT 4 P.M.;  approved a storage building for Bill Grant, CEO met with a Walker Pond owner, building is more than 250 feet from the shore, met with another with ‘no big change’ on Byard’s Point; 451 Ridge Rd re-fixing a fence; they are pouring concrete at the Borrego Solar site, no inspection needed yet.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Ferry Landing Access Misuse –  Wetterskog’s have been cleaning beach and the turn around of garbage and glass, there are signs of fires being built there as well.  This is a safety and health issue, especially in a drought.  Signage will be put up requiring no fires, carry in, carry out, no camping, no parking overnight. Fields reported that we took the Edgehill property over yesterday (July 13).   Any problems will be reported to the sheriff’s office.  Select board expressed thanks to the Wetterskogs for doing the cleaning up.

2)  Town Resolution for Committee Resilience Partnership – The committee would like a resolution from the town in support of the Partnership.  This will help with applications for grants, etc. Will read over and discuss next week.

3)  Unresolved Business – a)  discussion on the snow plow bidding.  Placing the ad for one week in the papers.  Will open the bids on July 28 at 6 p.m.  b)  Checking with town attorney for the next step in foreclosure process for a property on Pertville Road.  C)  Selectmen would like to do a site visit to the Black’s Pond property that is contentious, also asked CEO about replanting at a Walker Pond site which probably will need to wait until the weather is cooler and wetter to plant trees, etc.






ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant