Selectmen’s Meeting, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Elaine Mahoney, Clerk/Treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $60,955.89; school expenses $55,117.25, Emera for streetlights, town House, Town Office and Fire Dept. $395.15, portapotty at Town Dock $120.

NEW BUSINESS: Salt Pond Access: town can maintain the meadow right to the shore according to CEO. Tabled decision about contacting Brooklin for a week to check if able to share access with them.
Start to get budget process. Clerk to contact committee to make sure everyone is willing to serve. Assistant will start paperwork. The town audit is scheduled to start Oct. 18.
Another complaint about the ‘mess’ at the Redemption Center. Decided to give them time to get settled and get caught up. They are overwhelmed with cleaning out storerooms and catching up with summer and are working 7 days a week to catch up.
Ms Mahoney worried that the Hales Hill bridge would disintegrate if traffic got heavy, especially if the Falls Bridge traffic is detoured over Hales Hill Road. The bridge is damaged on both sides. Road Commissioner will be checking it over. The bridge ownership is shared between Sedgwick and Brooklin.
Patricia Egan sent in her resignation from the Planning Board. An alternate will be appointed soon. The Planning Board will need to elect a secretary to replace her.
Pert has had no response to his question about roofing the handicap ramp. May have to put it out to bid, or perhaps hang a wooden gutter. The metal one blew off in a storm.

OLD BUSINESS: Sheahan attended the marijuana panel discussion in Blue Hill (and made the front page of the Packet). He reported on the discussion and the selectmen moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to form a committee to study the proposed legislation. He transfer the 72-page article to the computers of the committee when it is formed. There is a hard copy in the town office for reference.

CEO REPORT: Having a wide variety of calls. The Redemption Center, a garage that has not been permitted for commercial use a question about a former subdivision and the restrictions given when it was taken out of subdivision status, a property possibly being used as a gravel pit, still working on erosion at the Town Dock. Keeping busy.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen