Selectmen’s Meeting, March 3, 2022



March 3, 2022


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Jerry Wetterskog, Christine diPretero, (by phone Donna Beninati, Jeffrey Roth.)


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


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’ warrant for $117,369.90: education $69,159.98; administration $8,153.55 (salaries, taxes and misc.); fire $992.17; snow $33,000, town office $79.99; clearing;m/v $4382.91; clearing:i/f $1,045.50; clearing:animal welfare $58; fees $495.80.


CEO REPORT:  CEO is recovering from hip surgery, no report.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1) Election Logistics – Don’t forget to vote for town officials tomorrow (March 4) from 1-6 p.m.  Reminder that the referendum vote is scheduled for April 29, the business portion of the town meeting will be held April 30 at 9 a.m.

2) GA Update/Status –  Currently have spent $11,975.19 on general assistance; most of it on food.  70% of that will be reimbursed by the state, which still leaves the account in the black.

3)  Any Unresolved Business/Updates – Sheahan will be meeting with Alan Kratz of the Peninsula Tomorrow committee.

4)  Farewell to Selectman Publicover – Many stories, comments, and thanks from everyone for serving four years on the Board.




ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  None (See General Assistance report)


PUBLIC COMMENTS: Beninati thanked Publicover for his service and help on the broadband committee.    DiPretoro commented on the state of the shore and road around Carter Point, it may be time to look at some work be done on the road, and stabilization of the shoreland.


ADJOURN:  Publicover performed his last official duty and moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:24 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant