Selectmen’s Meeting, June 18, 2020

June 11, 2020

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, (Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan by phone). Also present: (Jerry Wetterskog, Christine diPretoro, Andy Bowes, CEO Duane Ford by phone) Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Read and moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting with one amendment (2 the’s). Roll Call vote 3-0 approved.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $64,857.85; education $58,526.89, administration $316.82, fire protection $1,181.09, town house $30, town office $60, general assistance $363.42, fees $189, clearing/mv $4054.95, m/v excise $135.68.

CEO REPORT: repairs on a Walker Pond property, a garage on Byard’s Point, building notifications, communications with the town attorney and DEP; keeping busy.


DISCUSSION ITEMS: TRIO Discussion – The demonstrator would like a decision by the end of June.
2) Carter Point Update- Information received by the town attorney, would like to schedule an executive session at a properly posted meeting to discuss the issue. Astbury will try to set a date.
3) Fiberight/ next committee meeting – Update from Fiberight is that they have shut down temporarily because they need more money. Waste products are going to a landfill. 3-Town committee scheduled to meet to discuss options.
`4) Walker Pond Landing meeting update – Decision not to put out the swim floats. The gangway will be put out.. Monitoring requirements are difficult. Will see how this works out
and will revisit the decision if there are problems. May have to shut down completely if there are.
Publicover has been informed of CDC violations at ECS by a concerned citizen. Who enforces the violations? Citizens may call DHHS or law enforcement with concerns. Stores are required to follow the 6’ social distancing, masks, and a limited number of patrons in the store depending on its size.

ACTION ITEMS: 1) Compusult invoice – Sheahan moved to pay the bill less the sales tax. Roll call vote 3-0 to subtract the sales tax and pay the remainder of the bill. Treasurer will be informed.
2) Strong Brewing Amusement Permit Renewal – Having heard no complaints, selectmen deemed the application complete. Roll call vote 3-0 to approve the permit. CEO to inspect the facility, and if approved, will sign the permit.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Assistant has added forbidden items to the food voucher for general assistance. Selectmen to look list over and add to it if they think of anything else.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Bowes: Appreciation of the efforts of the selectmen and the ‘trash committee’.
diPretoro: stop work order on 3 cabins? CEO; No. No issues there.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and roll call vote 3-0 in favor to adjourn at 6:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant