Selectmen’s Meeting, July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

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

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the minutes as amended with typo corrections.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $49,352.90; general assistance $1,279.24, m/v clearing $3,504.06, i/f clearing $2,854.33, a/w clearing $22, animal control $144.15, fees $517, administration misc. $6,599.88, salaries and taxes $9,645.58, town dock $370, sludge $120, RCC $705.64,Walker Pond Access $20,222, vital records $33.60, fire protection $3,283.92.

CEO REPORT: A landowner wants to know what to cut, another has an anticipated porch remodel. Inspected a septic system, another questioning construction noises, DEP newsletter has an article on boathouses, signed the Strong Brewing Company’s amusement permit.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Mil rate discussion: Assessing agent left information to help set the mil rate. Selectmen moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have an overlay of $29,401.83 and set the mil rate at .01356. Tax bills should be mailed by July 11.
2) End of fiscal year status – Treasurer feels that most accounts will end the fiscal year in the black. The new fiscal year started July 1.
3) Conference call donation?: Selectmen agreed that the system seems to be working well, Astbury volunteered to send a $25 donation to, the server for the system.
Sheahan will schedule a training session for the TRIO modules.
Registrar has posted for the elections on July 14.

ACTION ITEMS: Set Mil Rate for ’20-’21: See article # 2 above.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Received a call from a taxpayer asking if there had been any complaints regarding their home. Astbury will call them.
Assistant leaving on vacation until Monday, July 20.


ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant