Selectmen’s Meeting, October 28, 2021



October 28, 2021


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Jeffrey Roth, Donna Beninati, Jerry Wetterskog).


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


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $90,586.92: education $81,925.66; Walker Pond $3960; property tax overpay $147.14; clearing:m/v $3209.50; fees $216; administration $815.37; town office $79.22; town house $15.53; streetlights $107.25; fire protection $111.25.


CEO REPORT:  Work on the erosion at the town dock has begun; Strong Brewery’s plumbing will be handled by the contractor and the CEO; a deposit has been made of a piece of Walker Pond property, buyer has been told to work with DEP, they will need a ramp to get to the shore, will work with the town permits after the DEP work has been permitted; Black’s Pond owner will be back in the spring to build, needs to check on position of resource protection area.  Following up on changes to Shoreland Ordinance with the Planning Board.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Special Town Meeting Recap – Meeting was well attended (would like to see as many at town meeting) and the broadband committee did well answering questions.  Approval of the interlocal agreement was unanimous.

2)  Budget Schedule – Selectmen would like to get the budget process started next week.  Will get figures together.  Also will check for timetable for auditors.

3)  State Referendum Election -11/2 –  Voting from 8 am – 8 pm.  Astbury will start the fire and put up the flag, Astbury and Publicover will check in periodically, Sheahan has the screen doors down and put away.

4)  Any Unresolved Business – EsKay junkyard permit up for renewal, no known complaints, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the renewal permit.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  All but one of budget committee have responded, have a call in for him.  New 911 list is complete, will try to keep it current.




ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:28 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant