Selectmen’s Meeting, September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013

1) Opened the meeting at 6 pm and established a quorum.
Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Victor Smith
Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Fire Chief David Carter, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Robert Jones, Chris Crockett from Rocket Computers.

2) Read and approved last week’s minutes.

3) Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $5,159.19; $1,078.99 was fire department expenses, and $2,658 was for road work.

4) There were no people in to consult with the selectmen.

5) Old Business:  Chris Crockett was in to get information on what we require of our computers.  He will gather information and costs to present to us.  Probably the work will need to be done in phases, so he will also present us with a priority list for those phases.
The Town Dock work is in a holding pattern while waiting for grant money.  Davis will talk with the MMA insurance adjusters to assure them that the harbormaster, selectmen, and users of the dock consider it safe to use and that if anything immediate needs to be fixed, it will be done to keep it safe for all to use.
The bulkhead doors are installed.
6) New Business:  The tax reassessment, article 46 in the town report, which was approved by the voters at town meeting should be starting soon.  Davis will talk with the assessing agent to see when he has scheduled to start.

7) Fire Chief Carter reported that the fire department overspent its budget for 2011-12 by about $2,000.  He sited several unexpected repairs to trucks and equipment, but felt they would have been covered by the budget until the fire at Sedgwick Storage.  That fire used about $1,600  worth of foam, some from other companies which he felt should be repaid. This being in June there was no chance to make up the cost.  Selectmen told him that fire is something that cannot be budgeted and whatever the cost, the town appreciates the fact that there is a department to call upon.  We have one of the largest, and best trained fire departments in the area.  There are approximately 42 firefighters on the roster right now and more coming in.  Training and turn-out gear is expensive, so Carter is applying for 2 grants that will help in those areas.

8) CEO report:  The Walker Pond/Camp Four Winds property has been mulched where the buildings have come down and the foundations and septic systems were.  The contractor has complied with everything in the agreement.  Ford will check to see if mulching is adequate, or if planting needs to be done to put the shoreland vegetation back to what it was before construction damages.
The Pressman project is moving slowly but compliantly.  There will be a crane arriving for several different projects, one of which will be the lifting of the boathouse so new posts can be put under it.  The CEO will be called when the work is ready to be done.
The Planning Board met Tuesday, Sept. 10 and accepted for review, an application for the dissolution of Eggemoggin Heights Subdivision.

Selectman Grindal has come through surgery and will be coming home soon.  A card was signed to let him know we are thinking of him and wish him well.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.

Victor Smith, 3rd Selectman