Selectmen’s Meeting, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Assistant Barbara Grindle, CEO Duane Ford, (by phone Jeffrey Roth, Donna Beninati).
There being no errors in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as written.
Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $43,855.81; administration $9,130.79 (includes salaries and taxes), fees $375.80, fire protection $666.67, town office $8.35, general assistance $692.20, clearing m/v 1,545.50, clearing i/f $2,802.75, clearing h/f 111., clearing a/w $46, transfer station $28,476.75.
CEO REPORT: Two discussions regarding pending purchases on Osprey Landing, another on Silvermine Rd, information. A property on Carter Point for sale, but a ROW and dock not included, referred to real estate broker. The Borrego solar farm renewal will be coming to the Planning Board meeting and the selectmen this month. Did a building Notification Form for the cell tower modification on the Ridge. A dock permit on Alder Lane will go to the Planning Board this week.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) BH/S TSC Inquiry – Selectmen gave permission (move, second, vote 3-0) for treasurer to pay last quarter’s payment. Budget has not been approved for the payment yet. COVID emergency made it possible to use last year’s payment figure to make the payment, any difference must be made up after the town meeting’s approval of the figure.
2) Any Unresolved Business – Astbury read policy on safely handling finances between tax collector and treasurer. No discussion. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adopt the new policy.
Sheahan has discussed with office staff the possibility of opening the office to the public with social distancing and masking still in place. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to open the office to the public following current CDC requirements.
Public hearing for Roaring Lion’s liquor license on May 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. via freeconferencecall services. See website for instructions to join the call.
Beninati has asked for the town’s broadband narrative, Publicover will take care of it.
Snow contractor has sent his paperwork in to the state as requested.
3) Warrant Workshop: Reviewed annual report warrant, making sure all articles and figures were correct.

ACTION ITEMS; 1) Policies: Will be reviewing the policies to keep them current.
2) Approve Stabilization Bid Advertisement: Approved the wording of the advertisement. Deadline will be May 27 for bids to be in the office. Pick up the package at the selectmen’s office, for technical questions, call Steve Blaisdell.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Would like to send final book to printer on Monday. Waiting for final word from selectboard.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant