Selectmen’s Meeting, October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Jerry Wetterskog, Chris DiPretoro, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO/LPI Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omission in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to approve them as written. Publicover not present last week.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $6,116.79; Fire department $819.70, streetlights $187.84, town house $15.53, town office $85.24, property tax overpay $645.82, sludge $870, general assistance $148.65, clearing m/v $1380.50, fees $122, administration $1,8415.51.

CEO REPORT: John Cullen from DEP called regarding a right of way issue, the Wiggins property has been split with a new house going in on one portion and the old house for sale, someone is looking into a baking business, met with the owners building two cabins on Carter Point, reminded the selectmen of the special Planning Board meeting Friday at 6 to review the application for a day care.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Budget Committee timeline. Time to get the budget committee together, Astbury will call and set a date for the initial meeting.
Generator issue at Benjamin River Apartments: Astbury has called Emera about priority status of power at the apartments. Waiting for a call back. Will check with Emergency Management officer and fire chief about places they could go if an extended outage is expected. List will be posted on the website.
LED Streetlights: Coming. Two active now: one at South Cross Road intersection and one at Carter Point intersection.
TRIO conversion: Conference call Friday at 3 p.m.

ACTION ITEMS: Thanks to Chris Di Pretoro for working on the front flower gardens and also many thanks to David Carter for a load of loam to go into the gardens.
Signed an agreement letter regarding an unknown piece of property to the owners for the assessing agent.
Clerk will look into an agreement with Consolidated Communications for electric power.
Signed junk dealer permit for Eskay Auto Service.
Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the state’s changes to the motor vehicle fees.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant