Selectmen’s Meeting, September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Christine diPretoro (by phone Jerry Wetterskog, Jeffrey Roth).

Chairman read a reminder and testimonial to 911 and those responding. A moment of silence was observed.

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 $5,845.78: administration $1,261.10; fire protection$2,277.52, town office $200, abatement $149.91, clearing/mv $1,811.25, fees $146.

CEO REPORT: Keeping busy, Carter Point people having septic problems, checking lines, could be a repair (will have a 3rd party inspector do the checking, recused self because of neighbor status); strong property sales in the area, only 5 on real estate website in town; real estate brokers calling regarding septic systems — if visible can make a determination, if not visible, can’t predict a problem; concerned about legalities of the camper situated beside the Piano Shop; a complaint on a Carter Point property digging up the lawn and cutting trees, discussed work with contractor, explained setbacks and appropriate cutting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Any Unresolved Business – Received 2 bids for the Cyr septic system. 1) Brian Billings bid $9,410; 2) M.E. Astbury bid $11,400 with a 60 day completion date. Moved, seconded and voted 3- 0 to check with Billings for a completion date, and if satisfactory, will award him the project. This is a Small Community Grant Program and will need to follow their guidelines. Also needs to be done as soon as possible.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: A date needs to be set for the General Assistance public hearing to approve the new appendices. Set September 30, 7 p.m. at the town office.
Clerk will post.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:46 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant