Selectmen’s Meeting, July 7, 2022

July 7, 2022

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being changes in the June 23 minutes, changed the mill rate raise to be 30cents per $1000, not $30. A change in the June 30 minutes: the mill rate is .01345 per $1,000 valuation. Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to approve the minutes as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $154,988.30: education $111,198.78; administration $21,547.68; plumbing $430; clearing/ac $12; clearing/if $75; clearing/mv $1,479.25; town office $ 157.49; town house $80; Walker Pond access $15,000; 911/RCC $726.57; roads $125.65; general assistance $1,228.09;fire protection $1,692.02; fees $1,063.20.

CEO REPORT: Dodge Report wanted to know about the Borrego solar farm status; Smith’s on Black Pond will meet with DEP to find exact placement for building; Shea on Frank’s Flat wanted to know if commercial property/limited residential, talking subdivision, agenda for Planning Board; did a letter for occupant of 3 Oak Lane; application for another boat storage shed; another building notification form for a garage in West Sedgwick.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) TNT – Torrey on the road, will be in for clerk to notorize junk yard permit, after selectmen sign permit. Will add to the height of the fence, CEO will check height requirement with Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to sign the permit.
2) Unresolved Business: a) received a letter in a civil case, will send to Attorney O’Connell. b) received an email from Blaisdell that the town dock work is nearly done and to pay the bill. Rest of work of planting must wait until cooler weather. c) Update on the transfer station meeting, Blue Hill and Surry may need a special meeting to approve signing the documents. d) Discussed bid process for the snow contract. Ad will go into the papers for July 14 and July 21. e) discussed purchasing a folding machine for the tax bills. Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to purchase a folding machine and window envelopes for the tax bills, that should go out by the end of July.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant