Selectmen’s Meeting, October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Michael Sheahan (Pert called, he will be available on a day-to-day basis until his health stablizes). Also present: Bob Publicover, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer/clerk Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of October 5, and no quorum present for the October 5 meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to approve the minutes of the last two meeting.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant, assembled by Sheahan, for $67,064.99; Emera for fire department, streetlights, town house and town office $379.21, education $62, 258.01, administration $799.27, sludge $840, animal control $75, roads $200, and town dock $176.

NEW BUSINESS: Assistant, as taxpayer, asked for speed limit signs and possible police presence on Old County Road. Much more traffic and speeding are problems on the road and there are now at least 10 children and many animals to be worried about. Publicover remarked that Reach Road also needs speed limit enforcement. Astbury will check with DOT about signage for several town and state roads. An electronic sign was suggested. It would be possible to move it from place to place. Speed is getting to be a problem on many of our roads.
Linda Long reminded us that there is the possibility of a grant from the Brooklin Garden Club when the Landscape Committee becomes active.
Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to ask Clerk Reilly to continue looking for another power company to serve the town’s business if the PUC gives Emera their requested raise in delivery charges.

OLD BUSINESS: Still need another member for the Budget Committee, and waiting for an answer from a potential member of the Landscape Committee.
Blue Hill Heritage Trust has applied for the grant that the selectmen signed a support letter for regarding the Caterpillar Hill property.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Discussed and decided not to purchase gift certificates from the Tree of Life. There are places where clothing can be gotten for free and if there is a need that cannot be filled there, a voucher can be given. There also will be organizations providing clothing for children at Christmas.

CEO REPORT: Received an answer to a letter sent regarding a temporary cell tower. It will be removed as soon as possible. Another letter had been sent to a property owner about a commercial site; to keep it commercial it will need to go to the Planning Board for site review. Sedgwick Redemption is working to clean up their bottles and cans now that the busiest season is over. Otherwise keeping busy.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen