Selectmen’s Meeting, October 20, 2022



October 20, 2022


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  Clerk/treasurer Cincy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle (by phone Jerry Wetterskog).


There being one change in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept them as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $14,905.49:  fees $240, street signs $250, town dock $150, snow $5563.41, administration $7,961.60; fire protection $458.79, streetlights $129.91, town house $30.38, town office $121.40.


CEO EPORT:  A question from a taxpayer on Snow’s Cove Road regarding setbacks, etc. not a town problem (DEP); a Ridge Road property has been sold and house is going to be converted but a double wide installed; still looking for DEP to help with Black Pond properties; doing a lot of digging for paperwork.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Housing Meeting – held here Wednesday evening.  Several towns represented, a good discussion with many ideas presented.  This is a problem that is going to take someone a great deal of time, but will keep meeting and discussing.

2)  Unresolved Business – a) Sheldon Kane in for renewal of his junkyard permit.  Moved, seconded and voted to give it to him (S-K Auto).    b)  Downeast Wood Bank letter describing the program.  Volunteers needed.    c)  Speed limit signs and posts ordered for Old County and Christy Hill Roads.  d)  the new drop box for absentee ballots has been installed on the back deck.    e)  decided to ask Stacy Emerton for personal insurance in addition to that of snow contractor Astbury’ commercial policy;

f)  discussed clearing the tie line from Byard’s Point Access driveway, historically owners have refused to allow cutting of the trees;  g)  the transfer station contract, with amendments, has arrived, for the towns to sign;    h)  estimates are coming from two places for a temporary salt/sand facility.  Prices for the blocks will wait until decision made on facility.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  Will be mailing the tree growth report to the state.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:41 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant