Selectmen’s Meeting, March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being one error in the minutes of the last meeting (SBWPLC will meet on Thursdays, not Tuesdays), it was moved, seconded and voted to approve them as corrected.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $90,041.50; education $87,753.72, clearing, motor vehicles $886.50, fees $57, animal control $282.72, dock $100, office 156.59, town house $33.30, streetlights $195.78, fire protection $159.44, general assistance $139, administration $276.11.

CEO REPORT: Working on contract for shoreland zoning problem, has been busy today with an inspection, photos for the assessor, and information for 3 persons with work to be done in the future.

NEW BUSINESS: Went into executive session with a general assistance applicant at 6:05 p.m., returned at 6:15 p.m. After returning to regular meeting moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to allow the applicant benefits for this month.
The assessing agent will be here on Wednesday. Selectmen will meet with him at 2:30 p.m.
Complaints about the condition of ice and potholes on Reach Road, called DOT and they brought heavy equipment down to take care of it.
Called the ACO about a pitbull problem on Bagaduce Lane.
Auditor met with selectmen, tax collector and treasurer to go over some points of interest in the audit report. He explained figures, totals, and made a few suggestions about keeping the books for ease in auditing. One suggestion was to purchase the TRIO cash receipting program that would eliminate some hand written receipting especially in the property taxes. Selectmen will check into cost.

OLD BUSINESS: Brought the selectmen’s computer up-to-date on the email account, updated the Norton coverage and ordered a new mouse for it.
Chief David has the town’s game camera and will bring it down for use at the Town Dock.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to enter executive session to discuss a personnel issue at 7 p.m. Returned from executive session at 7:38 p.m. No decisions made on return.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:39 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant