Selectmen’s Meeting, June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury (by phone Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan). Also present: CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle (by phone Jerry Wetterskog, Diane O’Connell).

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $8,114.29; administration $1, 548.30, clearing/mv $5,726.20, fees $221, m/v overpay $54.45, sludge $198, town dock $120, town office equipment $39, town office $207.34.

CEO REPORT: paperwork for a garage on Byard’s Point, communications with the town attorney, a new building on Reach Road, pole permit, plumbing for the 3 cabins on Carter Point starting, paperwork for a missing file for Webb Construction, Keeping busy and responding to contractors and home owners as soon as possible.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) General Assistance voucher update: selectmen reviewed and approved changes made by assistant.
2) Speed sign deployed: Beginning at the same place as last year, will be redirecting to Reach Road soon. The speed zone for Reach Road is 40 mph until Ferry Landing Road where it is 35 mph.
3) Transfer Station Committee Meeting: The Committee will meet here at 4:30 via Zoom. Wetterskog asked if the meeting was open to the public. He will be sent the credentials to join.
4) Town clerk office hours update: Clerk will be back to normal hours on Wednesday, 1-6 and Thursday 1-7. The assistant is not comfortable with opening, suggests not opening selectmen’s side of the office, continuing appointments for general assistance and concealed weapons permits. Blue Hill office will be contacted to see how their opening has gone and what needs to be done here to protect the staff and public. Selectmen not comfortable with opening without social protections installed.
Sheahan has been approached regarding a function at Walker Pond from Blue Hill Consolidated School. Will discuss with the Brooksville Selectmen next week.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Assistant’s vacation – July 3 – 17 approved.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Wetterskog regarding opening the town office commending Clerk and Tax Collector setting good examples and working to keep office working. We must enforce the CDC guidelines, it is paramount to keep safe for the staff and the public to protect us all.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Entered into executive session with the town attorney, Diane S. O’Connell, to discuss the town’s legal rights and duties regarding land use activities at 168 Carter Pt. Road, owned by Bruce C. Stouch and Patricia H. Stouch, under Title 1, M.R.S. 405(6)(E). Returned from executive session at 7:59 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant