Selectmen’s Meeting, September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Tony Farrara, Jerry & Allison Wetterskog, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO/LPI Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

One error in the minutes of the last meeting- donations were to the general assistance account, not to the animal control account. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the minutes with the correction.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $9,959.25: town office $106.22, town dock $1,315, sludge $480, clearing m/v $2836.98, fees $137, fire protection $4,873.01, streetlights $187.84, town house $22.72, administration $10.48.

CEO/LPI REPORT: Consulted with a homeowner regarding problems with the installation of a septic system last week. Problems with her agent not understanding Maine regulations resulted in confusion with the installation. This week reviewed paperwork, consulted with a contractor regarding a building notification, explained procedures and advised a potential homeowner with catering interests, first inspection of a plumbing job to be finished next year, reviewed plans for a new road and home on Reach Road.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Superintendent’s request that treasurer be given permission to write and sign check for contractor doing work at the school before selectmen’s meeting on Thursday. Selectmen moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to give her permission to pay the bill on time.
Plowing contract: Astbury gave selectmen drafts of two potential contracts- one for a complete winter contract, the other for a contract/hourly pay. Selectmen will look them over and continue discussion.
TRIO- still have many questions about the upgrade to TRIO Web. Wetterskog will try to set up a conference call with Harris Co., a selectman and himself to try to get answers to technical questions.
Mr. Ferrara invited selectmen to an open mic session at Tinder Hearth to discuss climate change issues on Sunday Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. Thanked selectmen for joining with Brooksville for the Walker Pond Access.

ACTION ITEMS: Astbury made adjustments to the septic/sludge policy. Selectmen to sign next week.
Signed the Municipal Valuation form and abatement and supplemental forms left by the assessing agent.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant