Selectmen’s Meeting, June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Sonja Turanski, Christine dePretoro, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting with a change from the previous week (the broadband meeting was in Swan’s Island, not Isle au Haut) and this week, the CEO is not asking for an assistant, we are looking for a replacement.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $47,764.66; tarring $41,035.59, town dock $152, sludge $630, Emera $439.01, fire department $2,070.86, administration $236.12, town office $189.53, motor vehicle clearing $3,277.37, fees $110.

NEW BUSINESS: All three selectmen attended a workshop run by MMA for municipal officers and found it interesting. Some towns are going through the same things we are. Decided to order up-to-date manuals for each selectman.
CEO/LPI ad –moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to put an ad on the MMA site, the CEO website forum, and 1 week in the Weekly Packet and Ellsworth American. The deadline for applications is July 19 at 5 p.m.
Request from a kayack group regarding overnight parking at the town dock. Recommended that they coordinate with the harbormaster.
Marijuana legislation- Discussed options regarding marijuana legislation.

OLD BUSINESS: PERC/MRC – selectmen have been invited to the transfer station meeting on Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m.
Gray property update next week.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Public Access chairman hoping for a Wednesday at 1 p.m. meeting.

CEO – no report.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Ms. Turanski, from Healthy Acadia, would like to discuss a modified no smoking policy or ordinance at public and recreational areas with the selectmen of Sedgwick and Brooksville. This policy could be ‘smoke free’, not tobacco free which would cover marijuana, vaping, e-cigarettes.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant