Selectmen’s Meeting, March 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

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

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $4,547.35; Clearing/MV $641.50, fees 57, Animal Control $547.78, administration $2,315.91, town office equipment $46.09, town office $183.50, tarring $350, general assistance $992.33.

CEO REPORT: Things are picking up with the good weather. Dropped off some paperwork at the bank for a taxpayer, This afternoon did two inspections and worked on last week’s minutes.

NEW BUSINESS: Discussed reassessment with assessing agent Caldwell. Decided to get an estimate from assessing company for a market analysis study town-wide rather than a reassessment right now to give a base value for a reassessment later.
Beginning discussion on a plowing contract since the present one has only one year left. Publicover will talk with current contractor to see if he is interested. Discussion on if we should put the job out to bid and how to advertise it when this contract is done.
Treasurer is having difficulty accessing TRIO programs on her computer, calling S.J. Rollins to see if it can be fixed. Cash receipting program for tax collector will cost approximately $3,100.
Tax Collector will not be in the office on April 4.
Confirmed appointments. Selectmen will be in the office on April 1 for Doomsday and will sign the appointment papers.
The Recycling and Solid Waste Conference will be held April 29 and 30. Will check with Brooklin selectmen to see is they are going.
Gave Emera permission to travel on posted roads. Moved, seconded, voted 3-0.
Discussed the formerly “Unknown Owner” property belonging to Eric and Joan Allen on Map 7, lot 85 with the assessing agent and the Allens on Wednesday. It was decided to discuss the issue at the public selectmen’s meeting Thursday to finalize taxes due. The property has been unknown for several years with the Allen’s assuming that it was included in their tax bill with the surrounding property. It will be combined with two other lots, one becoming a house lot and rest going under farmland as blueberry fields, once an agricultural application is received and the old house at the property on Map 7, lot 74 has been torn down (old Munson/Mark Hoster property).
It was moved and seconded to abate the taxes committed on August 20, 2018 in the amount of $490.05 for Map 7, Lot 85, to waive the interest and costs for taxes committed 2014 through 2017 and to accept the principal amount of $1,765.60 for taxes committed 2014 6through 2017 per Title 36, Section 841, subchapter 8. Voted 3-0 in favor of the motion.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 8:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant