Selectmen’s Meeting, September 30, 2021



September 30, 2021


Opened the meeting at 6 p.m. with no power.  Established a quorum, but were unable to access freeconferencecall.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Chris diPretoro.


After checking the spelling of a name, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the minutes of the last meeting as amended.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $308,397.65:  school $67703.14; Snow’s Cove Project $235,755.98;clearing-m/v $4366.65; fees $175; administration $396.80.


CEO REPORT:  Person building a home asked about installing a driveway, told to check with the road commissioner; property owner on Fox Run wanted to know about permits for a home, told his permits were still good; DEP representative visited Black’s Pond complaint with CEO and a selectman, owner must move building and replace trees since he has plenty of room to move back, he is too close to a stream now but can build outside of the 75’ stream and 250’ shoreland areas.


DISCUSSION ITEMS:  1)  Any Unresolved Business –   a) Astbury has sent the language for the warrant articles for the November Election for review by the selectmen.  They will need to be posted by October 11.

b) Received the first ARPA check for $62,102.69; second one to be received next year.                  c) Received a copy of the municipal valuation papers from the assessing agent who has sent them to the state.




ASSISTANT’S REPORT:  Tree growth report ready to be mailed, contract for Town Landing picked up by contractor, we have a copy; contract for Cyr septic ready to be picked up, will keep a copy,  discontinued for winter maintenance papers for Pertville/Polka Valley (still a town road).


PUBLIC COMMENT:  diPretoro mentioned a wash out on Carter Point, also has a GIS map of water referencing the Hales Hill culvert. Heavy water there.


Recessed for Executive Session pursuant to Title I, section 405.6.C – Permitted Deliberation at 6:27 p.m.  Returned from executive session at 6:50 p.m.


PUBLIC HEARING:  With the power back on, accessed freeconferencecall at 7:01 p.m. for the General Assistance Public Hearing.   There was one member of the public present.  At the end of the public hearing at 7:12 p.m., moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the appendices as stated.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant