Selectmen’s Meeting, May 27, 2021



May 27, 2021


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Brian Billings, (by phone Jerry Wetterskog, Christine diPretoro.


There being 2 names spelled incorrectly in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to approve them with the corrections.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $100,962.08:  administration $5,901.89 ($4,471.50 for town audit); m/v clearing $2,356.75, sludge $120; town office equipment $920.61, town office repair $960.60; town house $15.53, streetlights $107.77, fire protection $245.26, town dock $602.50, education $89,302.52; general assistance $456.77, m/v overpay $12.10.


CEO REPORT:  property owner wishes to install his own septic system-OK if done correctly; a garage addition – may need to look at deed restrictions, will need a building notification; paperwork to be done on the cell tower on the Ridge; a call from an owner on Herrick Road, no paperwork for septic system, plumbing or additions, will need for potential sale; assessing agents doing spring work.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Open bids-Shoreland Stabilization at Carter Point –  Two bids received and opened, will discuss with Publicover when he returns, and then will notify bidders of decision.

2)  Audit Status –  Audit in the hands of the printer.  Printer sent a copy of town report with the audit included for proofing.

3)  Referendum, Town Meeting Logistics – Reminder of referendum vote on GSA request at the Town House, Friday, June 4 from 1-6 p.m.  Town Meeting, June 5 starting at 9 a.m. at the Sedgwick Elementary School gym.  Masks requested for those unvaccinated, social distancing.  School will help set up.

4)  Any Unresolved Business – None.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  Assessing crew arrived today, will be here finishing up next week.

Correction for minutes of May 13:  Borrego’s permit was reported as being for 12 months, it is for 18 months.




ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant