Selectmen’s Meeting, October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Opened the meeting at the North Sedgwick Fire Station and established a quorum present.
Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Christine diPretoro, Fire Chief David Carter, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Jeffrey Roth).

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant (warrant not present at the meeting, will be reviewed and signed Friday) for $120,393.49; education $117,819.73, town office $37.50, fire protection $507.50, property tax overpay $591.22, clearing:m/v $1,119.50, sludge $60, fees $144, administration $113.02.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Executive Session Pursuant to MRSA Title 1 Section 405.6A-Permitted Deliberation. Entered executive session at 6:10 p.m. Returned from executive session at 6:19 p.m. No decisions made.
2) Any Unresolved Business: Sheahan attended a school board meeting at which a representative of GSA was present; they are requesting an increase of $1,000 per student, agreement that the increase needs approval by the legislative body. If the body of one town refuses the increase, they cannot make the other towns pay the increase.
Superintendent has received $122,476 from the COVID Relief Fund. Funds must be spent on COVID-related items and be spent by December 30, 2020.
Astbury is going to reactivate the all-towns committee to discuss GSA’s tuition increases. The request for increased tuition was withdrawn when COVID 19 shut down the school systems’ in-school classes.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The special town meeting was opened by Town Clerk Cindy Reilly at 7 p.m. at the North Sedgwick Fire Station, with 13 persons in attendance.

Moderator read the articles, Selectman Astbury read an explanation of each, and each article was voted to pass unanimously.

The special town meeting was adjourned by the moderator at 7:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant

Article 1: To elect a moderator. Deanne Grimmig was elected moderator.
Article 2: To approve $205,000 for snow removal.
Article 3: To make the snow removal account a continuing account.
Article 4: To authorize the selectboard to sell, keep or dispose of real estate acquired by the town for non-payment of taxes in whatever manner they deem best for the town.
Article 5: To approve the changes to the Harbor Ordinance, recommended by the Harbor Committee.