Selectmen’s Meeting, July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

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

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $81,070.55: education $44,485.42; road signs $293.13, fire truck loan (final) $24,982.22, fire $118.64, streetlights $107.51, town house $17.02, town office $93.43, sludge $120, town dock $232, administration $6,715.57, fees $243, clearing m/v $3894.61.

CEO REPORT: Resident changing plumbing, relocating garage, adding room, advised to check with soil evaluator for well and septic; Cyr’s septic plan evaluated; question regarding subdividing property, advised to check with attorney; a rented mobile home with mold problems, advised to notify landlord; following up on paperwork.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Snow’s Brook Project Update: progress is being made, need another water pump due to high water levels, power lines and poles done yesterday and the pump is here. Saving some granite blocks for the town’s use.
2) TNT Recycling Renewal Discussion: Annual renewal, no complaints heard so no public hearing needed. Waiting for a contractor to pick up some of the materials, prices going up slowly for metal, fence is up, more coming. State inspection about every 6 months, passed last spring. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign renewal.
3) Any Unresolved Business: a) Hazardous waste poll, only 4 responses, all in favor if enough response, only one would participate. Decided not spend $625 to join. Publicover will volunteer to help and will see how many Sedgwick people participate.
b) DOT has placed slow signs at the intersection of Rt. 15 and Caterpillar Hill and at the upper end of Reach Road. The town’s speed trailer has been placed between the Chapel and the Library.
c) Received a $1,042 dividend from MMA for having no insurance claims.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Schneider thanked the selectmen for the time spent in budgeting money back to the taxpayers by lowering the mil rate.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant