Selectmen’s Meeting, October 12, 2023

October 12, 2023

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Susan Ford, Colby Pert. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Road Commissioner Paul Carter.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $198,488.56: education $136,814.14; donations to non-profits $51,290; m/v clearing $1,014.50; snow $2562.29; administration $3,008.96; general assistance $1,147.

CEO REPORT: 1) Jordan Kelly, DEP representative out of Bangor, called. He is really busy but discussed several problems in Sedgwick, including wet land violations and the paving on Oceanside Lane; 2) The Smith lot on Black’s Pond has no application, will confirm measurements and take some photos; 3) Town attorney visit scheduled for Thursday in Bangor.

DISCUSSION and/or ACTION ITEMS: 1) Audit Status – Treasurer will drop her paperwork off to Auditor Tuesday.
2) Absentee Ballots – MMA has emailed information, Clerk to call to have a few questions answered. Ballots may be found on line, and dropped into a locked box (situated on the back ramp of the town office) or mailed to the town office.

UNRESOLVED BUSINESS: Moved, seconded and voted to allow the treasurer to write paychecks prior to the warrant being signed.
GSA has made out a budget for 2023-24, but the Budget Advisory Committee doesn’t feel that they can approve it for several reasons.
Pert still cannot access his town e-mail account.
Astbury has contacted Beninati, she is doing ok since her father’s passing. He hasn’t managed to connect with the heat pump company yet.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Hannaford’s Blue Hill manager is still trying to get our account for general assistance vouchers set up.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant