Selectmen’s Meeting, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Others present: Kim Allen, Steve Tobey, Fire Chief David Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being one error in the minutes (social groups, not social meetings are removed from the original legislation), moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the amended minutes as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $10,791.42; general assistance $1,533.12, roads $1,046, fire department $4,071.55, administration $962, fees and motor vehicle clearing $3,168.75.

NEW BUSINESS: Picnic table and porta potty for the Salt Pond Access. Moved, seconded and voted to have Astbury call about getting a picnic table made. Will call for the porta potty when the parking lot is ready.
Streetlights – Confer with Brooklin and/or Penobscot, Brooksville to see if combining for the new LED streetlights would be feasible. Sheahan will check.
Confirmed Kim Allen to do the mowing of the town office and the town house for the summer. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to ask Wanda Astbury if she would clean the town offices once or twice a month. Approved Deanne Grimmig as warden for the voting on June 10.
Will have hearing for the marijuana referendum questions on Oct. 25.
Trash pickup on May 14th on Route 15 to the school.
Tobey asked about the process of the town taking over a cemetery. Association officers are getting older and unable to get younger people interested. Eventually may have to turn everything over to the town, if the town will vote to accept the responsibility.

OLD BUSINESS: Hales Hill Road and bridge update. Selectmen from Brooklin and Sedgwick and their road commissioners met to discuss the bridge. There has been a lack of communication from DOT regarding the inspection of the bridge. The joint selectboards will send a letter to the DOT. At the moment, bags are covering the weight limit signs until there is a decision made regarding the bridge.
The new fire truck is due to be in service Saturday (May 12) morning. Plans were to retire Engine # 3. Now discussing retiring Engine # 1 that needs a great deal of work and keeping Engine # 3 for a period of time and then retiring it. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have the fire department retire Engine #1, a 1977 Chevy mini pumper, and retain Engine #3 until further notice.

CEO REPORT: Responded to a timber harvesting complaint on the Herrick Road. Neighbors were not notified that there would be heavy equipment in their back yard. The new Shoreland Zoning Ordinance is finally completed and approved by DEP. Chasing plumbing, septic and building notifications all week as usual.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant