Selectmen’s Meeting, March 23, 2023

March 23, 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 (by phone Donna Beninati).

Corrected the word salt to sand. Moved, seconded and voted to approve the minutes as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $6,026.41.

CEO REPORT: Received a request from landowner for copies of his tax bill so he can sell off a lot of land on Walker Pond; Rossney has paperwork problems regarding a new business, his septic will be adequate for the business, will need to be at the Planning Board next week; plumber called about new plumbing that has to tear up a slab, the property is in Brooksville, not Sedgwick.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) General Assistance vouchers – With Tradewinds being sold to Hannaford Bros, vouchers for food are no longer useable. Need to purchase Hannaford gift cards until the sale is accomplished, then will get voucher form from them. Moved, seconded and voted to purchase $750 worth of Hannaford gift cards in $100 and $50 amounts for the General Assistance program and to purchase more if needed before May 1.
2) DMV – There are issues with completing and sending motor vehicle forms to the state; Ford will check into the problem.
3) Hales Hill Meeting Update – Brooklin has hired Allen Kratz to lead the rebuild project. He needs a support letter from the towns to start. Moved, seconded and voted to send a letter signed by all 6 selectmen from Brooklin and Sedgwick. Astbury will contact Brooklin selectman.
4) Unresolved Business – a) Moved , seconded and voted 3-0 to contact the town attorney regarding Section 405E – Legal Rights and Duties. b) Stonington selectboard contacted Astbury regarding a person to sit on the Transportation Committee for the Causeway and Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge. Astbury will sit on the committee. c) Assistant will see if she can find metes and bounds for the Hales Hill Road.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: General Assistance vouchers (see above). Permission to use the extra file cabinet for expanding the map and lot files (given). Filing CEO maps also.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant