Selectmen’s Meeting June 30, 2022

June 30, 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, Benjamin Scott, Hayden Torrey.

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

Scott had questions regarding a possible ROW to his property on Gristmill Road. If this was at one time a town way, it has been discontinued for many years, and is no longer a town way. He was advised to check deeds for metes and bounds and if there are none, his next step would be the County Commissioners. He also asked about junkyards in the neighborhood and what regulations there are. The state regulates junkyards, but those on private ways are not regulated.
Torrey was in for his annual junkyard permit to be signed. He is moving the tires to a different area and trying to figure out a way to raise the height of his fence. If there are no complaints he will be in next week to get the permit signed.

CEO REPORT: A question about an above ground pool in the shoreland zone, CEO measured the distances and marked where it could go; a person on the Salt Pond asked about a wall, there is a new one on Baptism Beach that was done without a permit; former CEO mentioned that the floats off Carter Point might need approval from the Army Corps of Engineers; a double wide is moving into the Ridge Road, will get a building notification to them.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Rope Ferry Road – six no parking signs have been placed on the road, the crosswalk needs to be eliminated and signs removed, the road has been added to DOT’s list for speed control tests to see if the speed limit should be reduced.
2 ARPA funding – no discussion at this time.
3) RBAC Meeting – met to discuss any new developments, there have been none.
4) Snow Contract – received confirmation that snow contractor received notice of termination on the 28th. Have not heard from him. Astbury is working on the bid package, and also a new contract, incorporating some of the advice from the town attorney. Bid package will be available at the office next week, ad to be in the Packet and Ellsworth American for two weeks, bids due back on July 28 by 6 p.m.
5) Any Unresolved Business b) received letter from the auditor with comments and a contract for the next year. c) Transfer station meeting, update on MRC problems. d) Need to settle the property ownership for a foreclosed property on Pertville Rd. Will check with the town attorney for the process to be followed.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant