Selectmen’s Meeting, May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert (by phone Susan Ford). Also present: Assistant Barbara Grindle, CEO Duane Ford, Daryl Astbury, Jerry Wetterskog, Michael Sheahan, Eric Carlson.

Read and approved the minutes oif the last meeting as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $9,812.92: town office $120; sludge $60; general assistance $99.41, administration $35; clearing/MV $9,488.51.

CEO REPORT: Received a variance request from a taxpayer, sent two forms back to have signed; checked the new fence at TNT Auto; checked on a property that is adding to a wharf in preparation for the Planning Board meeting; Andrew McCullough preparing paperwork for a wharf extension and is communicating with the owner of a site at Black Pond; Check Snow’s Cove septic issue is ongoing, the septic system is malfunctioning; also checked the tree removal at a Carter Point location, town has had the tree cut and the cutting and cleaning up of the damaged tree was donated by the cutter.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Office Assistant discussion – Discussion to take place next week.
2) Meeting with Snow Contractor – Both sides are happy with snow removal this past winter. Will sign the contract when Ford returns. Contractor would like to have another driver next year, there is some sand and salt left over which will reduce costs next year.
3) Unresolved business: a) Ford reported that Fidium will hook up the town office and fire department broadband on May 23 between 8 & 10 a.m. b) GSA budget review committee helping GSA with budget advice; c) Rapid Renewal needs a module, cost will be $900 for the prog4ram and $400 for installation, since they won’t bill us for 60 days, moved, seconded and voted 2-0-1 (Ford abstained) to purchase the module.
Climate Change Resilience Committee : Sheahan and Wetterskog attended the meeting, and they reported on the meeting. The next meeting date has not been set yet, but they will represent the Sedgwick select board. Much appreciation from the board for the work they are doing.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Need to work on the warrant articles for the town report soon, school warrant had a typo that has been checked and fixed and is in the report.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:36 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant