Selectmen’s Meeting, June 8, 2023



June 8, 2023


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Susan Ford, Colby Pert. Also present:  Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (Jerry Wetterskog by phone).


Read and approved the minutes of June 1 as amended and June 5 as written.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $126,160.67:  education $108,675.42; town dock $488.23; sludge $120; fire protection $1,162.41; town office $240; general assistance $266.76; administration $11,064.29; clearing m/v $771.50.


CEO REPORT:  Received a call regarding a downed power line on Silver Mine Road, it is a repair, no permit needed; received an email about wind turbine projects in Sedgwick; town had a moratorium, so no projects done; extensive questions regarding a  possible glampground on Snow’s Cove – what codes and ordinances would be applicable for such a project.


DISCUSSION /ACTION ITEMS:  1) Tax Collector – moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to terminate present tax collector for failure to follow policy, she has the right to a hearing and an investigation if she wishes.  Will notify her of the decision and her rights.

2)  Planning Board Resignation – Andy Bowes has sent his formal resignation as alternate on the Planning Board.  Selectmen accepted it with regret, will appoint someone as soon as possible.

3)  Warrant Article Finalization – Worked on the warrant articles, will review and finalize tomorrow and send to the printer.

4)  Unresolved Business –  a)  Rapid Renewal will be up and running as soon as Compusult can get it set up, will notify Tina when it is ready to put on the website;  b) motor vehicle audit Wednesday at 10 a.m., office will be closed.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:46 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant