Selectmen’s Meeting, May 12, 2022



May 12, 2022


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Susan Ford, Darrell Astbury, Road Commissioner Paul Carter (by phone, Peter Neill, Jerry Wetterskog, Jeffrey Roth).


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


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $76,972.08:  education $63,551.82; fees $647; fire protection $1,791.66; administration $7,364.80; town house $60; town office $60; veterans graves $2,770; clearing;i/f $726.80.


CEO REPORT:  Got a call regarding a blocked right of way, a civil matter, they will call the sheriff’s office; inquiry about septic field supplies on Carter Point Road; a question from a landowner about subdividing property, will check out location of property and get back to him; sent a shoreland permit for a shed on Camp Stream Lane.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Snow Removal – there is some interest locally about taking over the plowing contract if it is decided to change contractors.  Astbury will get the paperwork together and send it to the lawyer for review and their future reference.  Road commissioner had advice regarding the contract if a new one is made.

2)  Audit Status Update – Sheahan called auditor and the audit is nearly done, needed a piece of paper that was finally located.  Hope to be finished next week.

3)  Audit Policy – Tabled

4)  Community Resilience Partnership –  The Planning Board will participate, but no one wants to take on the Comprehensive Plan rewrite.  Sheahan will create an email for volunteers to join the Partnership committee.

5)  Borrego Meeting – Had a free conference call with Borrego representative this afternoon and discussed changes in the contract.  He will take it to his people and get back to us.  Productive meeting.

6)  Unresolved Business –  a) Thank you to Sarah Everdell who donated her ballot clerk earnings to the town.

b)  Received a donation for the Town Landing of $500 from Acadia Seaplants Ltd.

c)  The no parking signs for Rope Ferry Road have been ordered

d)  The Planning Board met Tuesday, May 10, but did not appoint a chairman.  Discussed working with the Community Resilience Partnership group.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  Dwight of Snowman Printing called to make sure he has all the available information for the town report to put together a draft copy.




ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant