Selectmen’s Meeting, November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Christine dePretoro, Fire Chief David Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Pat Egan.

There being no errors in the minutes of the last two weeks, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the minutes as written. The minutes from Thanksgiving week were on Tuesday and the selectmen came in just to sign the warrant. The minutes reflect that meeting.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for November 21 $791.89; Emera $574.63, fire 67.26, and general assistance $150. The warrant for November 30 was $131, 473.31; school $76801.88, transfer station $52,735, plumbing 77.50, administration $86.05, sludge $480, fire department $79.38, and town house $65.

NEW BUSINESS: Pat Egan asked for a review of her erosion problem on Harding Land. Selectmen will check it out on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Jim Dow is looking for pins on the ballfield, wondered if the selectmen would agree on a property line so the property could be sold with the Pam Johnson property. They will set a date to meet, must be sure to keep the helicopter landing strip free for Lifeflight.
Voted 3-0 to purchase adhesive strips for the steps, purchase not to exceed $250.
Decided not to post the Senior Advocate link on our website because most of the information can be found on local websites.

OLD BUSINESS: Reminded that the selectmen will meet with the budget committee on Monday evening at 6 p.m. Worked on the figures to present to the committee.
Decided to stay with RJD Assessor at their daily rate of $540, the same as last year.
Clerk reported that the dinghy stickers for next year are here.
Thank you to the Brooklin Garden Club for the Christmas wreath and to Chris dePretoro for the basket of greens and berries. Thanks also to Selectman Sheahan for reinstalling the gutter over the back door and Town clerk Reilly who has been following up on bank interest rates and electricity prices.
Road Commissioner will finish the road and parking lot at the Salt Pond as soon as possible. He wants to get it done before snow flies.

CEO REPORT: Making out building notification form, checking trees, power lines, plumbing. Doing an abutter notice regarding the dock erosion project. Might be a good time to check with town attorney to see about getting title to adjacent easement.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant