Selectmen’s Meeting, June 16, 2022

June 16, 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, Donna Beninati, Jack Green.

There needing changes in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $9,452.92: clearing: if $3,174.30; clearing: m/v; $4,934.86; administration $1,014.54; office equipment $159.22; sludge $60.

CEO REPORT: Presented information for the town attorney; Lewis property questions regarding a possible subdivision, and records at the town office; the Walker Pond owners are here and work is beginning, following up on projects and keeping busy.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Meeting with Attorney – Sheahan made two motions: 1. That we instruct the town’s attorney to address a shoreland zoning violation by Berwyn Peasley Jr. and 2. That we authorize our attorney to contact the snowplow provider. Motions were seconded and voted 3-0 to authorize the town attorney regarding these two motions as a result of the executive session this afternoon.
2) Town Meeting Prep – Much of the setting up was done after Tuesday’s vote. Clerk is ready and Astbury will turn the heat on if it is needed.
3) Unresolved Business – a) Speed trailer will be placed this weekend. B) Salt bid from Harcross was about $79/T, they are a Maine company with good quality salt and are consistently dependable. Moved, seconded and voted to go with Harcross for a price not to exceed $79.50/T this winter. c) The Asplund representative will meet with the selectmen regarding any damage done to roads and ditches during the tree trimming this spring. d) The no parking signs are nearly ready to be installed at Strong Brewery on Rope Ferry Road.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Non-profit papers are ready for the budget committee at town meeting.


ADJOURN: there being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant