Selectmen’s Meeting November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present. Henry Lang, Bill Cohen, Deborah Brewster, Laura Sherman, Anne Berleant, Allen Van Reijsen, Fletcher Kittredge, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the November 15 meeting, and no meeting on November 22, moved and seconded and voted 2-0 (Astbury and Publicover) to accept the minutes of the November 15 meeting. Selectmen came in November 22 to sign the warrant only.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for November 22 for $4,452.85; RJD Appraisal $540, WB Mason $32.51, Sludge $360, General Assistance $300, and Morton Salt $3,220.34. The warrant for November 29 for $72,803.95; school $42,109.01, fees $62, clearing $1,115.50, animal control $485.79, sludge $120, fire protection $1,751.57, Emera for town house, town office, streetlights $303.17, transfer station $26,367.50, property tax overpay $458.80, administration $31.13.

NEW BUSINESS: Met at 5 p.m. with representative of PERC Lang and Brooklin Selectboard
to discuss solid waste. Very informative meeting of how the solid waste is treated at the plant.
Met with GWI’s Fletcher Kittredge regarding the broadband possibility in the area. The survey done gave Penobscot 420 responses, Brooklin 60 and Sedgwick 2 responses (Sedgwick’s had not been sent due to vacations). GWI is asking town for a support letter so they can apply for a grant to help with the second round of the process. Discussions included areas to be covered, process of delivery and costs. Costs are dependent on usage, project is at least 2 years down the road. GWI will build and operate the systems.
Authorized a reflective jacket for the animal control officer.
Signed contract with RJD Appraisal. Rates going up $10 to $550 per day.

OLD BUSINESS: Received an estimate from Paul Gallo of $800 to consolidate the office power to 100 amps. Will replace outside lights, including spotlights.

CEO REPORT: Has had email contact with shoreland zone participants, would like to discuss response with town attorney. A taxpayer is complaining about a possible contaminated well from the neighbors. Suggested that she do a water test to see if there is a problem with her water, and coming in to discuss with the selectmen if there is a problem.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant