Selectmen’s Meeting, May 25, 2023



May 25, 2023


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert (by phone Susan Ford).  Also present:  Lyndsey Dow, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Jerry Wetterskog).


There being no internet connection, there were no minutes to be read.  They will be approved next week.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $216,620.56:  administration $133; education $213,338.14; veterans graves $529.57; sludge $60; town dock $150; fire protection $1,424.82; town office $283.90; town house $18.25; streetlights $138.97; snow $42.99; general assistance $500; clearing:m/v $4686.75.


CEO REPORT: State plumbing inspector wants a more detailed form for the application on Reach Road; went to look at what is being done on Loon Lane property, need more information; giving a building notification form for a horse shed on the North Sedgwick Road; processing a septic form for Franks Flat property, contractor will get in touch when ready;  sending a formal letter requesting a formal date for the Darrell Brown replanting; will be in Augusta for class on June 4  and will try to get the information needed for our projects.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1:  Office Assistant Discussion – Discussed experience and availability

for the possible position.  Will discuss more after the annual town meeting.

2:  Warrant Article Workshop – went through the warrant and Astbury will:  Get in touch with the budget chairman and  write up articles for discussion next week.

3)  Unresolved Business –  a)  voted to waive interest on the Jones estate property as discussed last week;  b)  Fidium and Compusult working on computers and internet.  Will return  c)  Assessing agent will be here July 6 to discuss mill rate;  d)  town house chores are done, Astbury will work on town office driveway; should we change from outlook to gmail, Ford will get information; we have backup from Compusult, don’t need from TRIO;

TOWN MEETING SET FOR 6:30 P.M. THURSDAY, JUNE 22 at the Town House.  There will be a short selectmen’s meeting and then will move up to the Town House for the annual town meeting.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 -1 (Ford) to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant