Selectmen’s Meeting, May 23, 2019

May 16, 2019

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

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 (Publicover absent last meeting) to accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $103,974.37; town dock $2,849.12, administration $1,302.40, $692.40 of which was for 30-day notices, school $97,731.52, motor vehicles and fees $2,091.23.

CEO REPORT: Town attorney asking about the shoreland zone consent agreement, emailed it to him 2 weeks ago, will send him a hard copy. Sheahan will call and confirm. Several other things going on: repairs to a boathouse, steps to the shore, building notifications, and septic inspections keeping him busy.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Speed Sign Trailer: Astbury researching more, prices ranged up to $700, will see if there are stripped down models available from another source.
General Assistance Notice: Astbury asked RCC about using their number as an emergency call number, they are not comfortable with it, would consider putting one in as a GA contact if necessary. We will look into getting a pre-paid phone to be used just for the emergency call number. Assistant will send compliance letter to DHHS.
Benjamin River Bridge Closure: approved extension for a week. Bridge will be opened on May 24 with completion within 30 days.
Reminder of the Ferry Landing meeting tomorrow (Friday, 17th) at 10 a.m.
Clerk has received a letter from Emera, stating that they will start changing the streetlights to LED lights. Sheahan to follow-up.
Fiberright has accepted two loads of waste from the Blue Hill/Surry transfer station, but has suspended any more for the present time.
Hardings Lane road repair plans have changed, will try to arrange a meeting with neighbors, and road commissioner.
Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to pay for the construction of the finger float and dock repairs from John Gray.
Astbury will respond to a letter from a resident about a dog complaint. This is a civil case between two parties. The ACO was called in, but could not resolve the issue and he was absolved from any wrong-doing in his actions.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant