Selectmen’s Meeting, September 16, 2021



September 16, 2021


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Donna Beninati).


CEO made one change to the minutes of the last meeting.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the minutes as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $300,316.24:  education $71,905.30, town house $40, town office $160, fees $185, clearing/m/v $1,923.50, administration $14.15, sludge $126, Snow’s Cove Project $225,902.29.


CEO REPORT:  Sale ad for home on Carter Point advertising 2-3 bedrooms, reminded the agent that the septic design is for a 2 bedroom home; another home on Carter Point has a plugged septic and tenants coming, tank pumped for temporary use, will need to be fixed; building notification forms (BNF)for a garage on Main Street, another Main Street is considering adding a barn; question about a parking lot behind the Sargentville Chapel; Fowler  needs inspection of a septic system on Herrick Road before covering it; a BNF in West Sedgwick; DEP needs a letter regarding an erosion situation on Walker Pond, have been checking on site frequently, will continue monitoring it and will send a letter to them;   also has been a complaint about two situations on Black’s Pond, will find out more and check them out.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Upcoming postings/Coordination:  (September 30 posting for the interlocal agreement);  September 30,7 p.m. at the Town Office – GA hearing to approve the new 2021-22 appendices;  October 7, 7 p.m. at the Town Office – public hearing on the interlocal broadband agreement.  (10/11 post for the special town meeting)  October 21 special town meeting at the Town House for the interlocal agreement and anything else that needs to be voted on. Copies of the interlocal agreement will be available at the Town Office September 30.

2)  Any Unresolved business:  Progress was made at the Wednesday meeting of the Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station.  More discussions will be held.

Update of the Cyr septic system-Billings will do the work within 60 days, waiting for the DEP letter on the contractor award and getting his insurance papers.  In looking over the site, a plumber will be needed to connect the system to the home.

Astbury will move the speed trailer to another location soon.


ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  finishing the tree growth report, will need to confer with the assessing agent when he comes on the 28th on a few accounts.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant