Selectmen’s Meeting, September 15, 2022



September 15, 2022


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  Clerk/treasurer/registrar Cindy Reilly. CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Snow contractor Daryl Astbury, Superintendent Dan Ross, Christine diPretoro, Maura Tillotson (by phone Jerry Wetterskog, Jeffrey Roth).


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 $81,722.03:  clearing/mv $3222.50; education $75,184.53; sludge $180; forest fire $239.26; fire protection $2,101.67; road signs $45.52; administration $494.55; fees $308.


CEO REPORT:  Checked a property on Byard’s Point, and the Flax property on Rope Ferry Rd for erosion, will set up with DEP to inspect for a permit by rule; discussed a trail route on Caterpillar Hill with Blue Hill Heritage Trust; spoke with TNT Auto Salvage regarding highway safety in front of the business, sending forms out to people that need them and keeping busy.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Introduction to new Union 76 Superintendent –  Settling in and keeping busy, getting acquainted with the schools and boards.  Would like to do a website for the office, getting quotes; will be happy to visit periodically with updates and reports.

2)  Liquor License at ECS –  Set a public hearing for September 29, 7:15 p.m. at the Town Office.  (GA hearing set for 7 p.m.)

3)  Unresolved Business – a)  Fire Department received a grant of $40,000 for new gear, 5% match.  b)  Discussion with EMA and others, including emergency sources, regarding the Deer Isle Causeway c)  Eustis laying cable for broadband services.


ADJOURN:  Adjourned the regular session at 6:27 p.m.


SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – Opened the special town meeting at 7 p.m.  Deanne Grimmig elected moderator, and sworn in by clerk.  Moderator read the first article regarding $80,000 from surplus for snow contract, Astbury explained the reason for the request, voted to approve.  Moderator read the second article regarding $26,000 from surplus for the Transfer Station account, Sheahan explained why the request, voted to approve.  The meeting was attended by 18 persons and adjourned at 7:09 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant