Selectmen’s Meeting, November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Don Buckingham, CEO/LPI Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Approved the minutes with one amendment.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $106,094.06; education $102,678.35, general assistance $975, sludge $300, administration $644.56, fees $120, clearing:m/v $1,375.55.

CEO REPORT: quiet with the current weather, a lady on Graytown Road asked about the process for replacing a septic system before she purchases the property, Carter Point owners will be changing the location of a permitted building, still problems regarding a shoreland property and a civil issue and still doing paperwork.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Town Meeting Prep. Timeline – Auditors will start next week. We will need to go to press by February 6 to get the book printed and back to the taxpayers in time for the meeting. Budget Committee wants to interview any charitable organization requesting $2,000 or more. Letters for reports have gone out, those for donation requests will go out Monday. The Budget Committee is already meeting.
TRIO conversion: information from Jerry Wetterskog, he will be in next week to discuss in detail.
Discussion on putting a warrant article in the Annual Report for donations to the Bicentennial Committee, any leftover amount to be donated to the Church in the Village. Decided not to put the article in the book, but will post on website, etc. that anyone that wishes to donate may do so to either group.
Discussion with Appeals Board chairman Fred Marston will result in a meeting and appointment of at least two new members to replace those that have left the board.

ACTION ITEMS: a survey will be available in the school newsletter, at the town office and on the website, asking taxpayers questions regarding town meeting. Especially where it should be held, and how we can get more people to attend.
The speed trailer has been put up for the winter- the solar controls may damage the batteries in the cold weather. It will be relocated in the spring.
The flagpole needs repairs, selectmen will take care of them.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant