Selectmen’s Meeting, May 7, 2020



May 7, 2020


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


One error in the minutes of the last meeting.  Roll call vote to move, second and approve the minutes of the last meeting as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $16,056.05; fire protection $666.67, animal control $46.10, fees 156, roads $167, clearing/mv $2,547.50, clearing/if $228.25, sludge $120, general assistance $1,998.90, administration $9,095.03.


CEO REPORT: Discussed a property with the realtor, responded to an urgent call for an Emera  installation signature, a civil matter on Carter Point, a parking problem and an updated septic system needed on Main Street, owners of a 3 unit site needs to explain plans to the planning board, and a foaming septic tank just a few of the issues this week.  Final inspections of septic systems are waiting for the contractors to have the weather to finish the jobs and get them ready for hooking up.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  Covid-19 update:  Blue Hill wants to know what we are doing about reopening the town office.  A decision will be made at the end of the month and it will depend on what the Governor opens up.  She is stepping up testing as soon as the new tests can be validated.

Tax Collector computer update:  Compusult is waiting for us to give them a date to install the new computer and programs.  Astbury will consult with tax collector for her scheduling and Sheahan will wait to make an appointment with TRIO until she and the computer are ready.  Wetterskog suggested that everyone write down questions for the demonstrator.

5/28 webinar:  Sheahan read the webinar content rather than attend it since there has been so much confusion about the date.  Will send the MMA password to the selectmen so they may read it also.

SBTLC meetings resume 5-14 at 5:30 p.m. via conference call:  Just a reminder of the meetings resuming.  Astbury sent the Brooksville selectmen the credentials for the conference call.


ACTION ITEMS:  S.J. Rollins bill:  Clerk called them and they have reduced the bill nearly in half.  Moved, seconded and roll call vote to pay their bill of $1,230.

GSA Call:  Sally Mills called to discuss the GSA situation, Astbury responded, but has not heard back from her regarding a time to meet.  He will follow it up.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Wetterskog thanked the selectmen for keeping us all safe.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and roll call vote to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant