Selectmen’s Meeting, October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Christine DiPretoro, Fire Chief David Carter, Clerk/treasurer Cincy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 (Astbury absent last week) to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $47,400.60; plumbing $267, motor vehicle clearing $1,800.25, fees $140, administration $25.06, town dock dingy stickers $$273.29, Town-approved donations to non-profits $43,982, sludge $$915.

NEW BUSINESS: Surry has offered $2,000 for the retired mini pumper. Chief David recommended that we accept the offer. Selectmen moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the bid. The money will be put in the Fire Equipment Reserve Account.
The audit material will be delivered to the auditors on Nov. 9. The auditors will be in the office starting Nov. 11. The budget committee will meet at the town office at 5 p.m. on November 1.
Preliminary discussion on General Assistance regulations. Assistant to allow recipients to apply three times, fourth time must meet with the selectmen before receiving assistance. Proof that eligible applicants have looked for work also discussed.
Signed a junkyard permit for Eskay Auto.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR GENERAL ASSISTANCE APPENDICES: Opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the public hearing. Discussed the changes in the appendices from last year, and heard several suggestions from the public regarding help for applicants. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the state regulations for general assistance. Signed the paperwork to be posted. Closed the public hearing at 6:50 p.m.

OLD BUSINESS: Discussions will be held with EMA director Zanke, fire chief Carter, EMA officer Varnum and school officials regarding making the school into a warming center in case of an emergency. Astbury will contact superintendent and others to set up a meeting.
Town Report time. Discussed letters and reports to be included in the book. Decided that there will be no requests for letters sent to political office holders, and unless a private organization is requesting finances, they will be discussed on a one time basis. Reports will be requested from all town committees and officials.

CEO REPORT: Following up on a shoreland zoning problem within the 250’ line. Could write a letter requiring replanting and a fine. Selectmen will approve language in the letter and check with town attorney if deemed necessary. Submitted his written daily log.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant