Selectmen’s Meeting,November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Hans Carlson, David Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $172,732.46; general assistance $1,013, school $86,690.81, administration $9,213.21, donations (approved at town meeting)$42,011, snow $29,142.86.

NEW BUSINESS: Carlson, of Blue Hill Heritage Trust, reported that the grant hearing will be in Augusta on Tuesday, Nov. 2. He hopes to hear by Thursday or Friday if they have received the grant.
Discussed keeping the school open for anyone during a power outage. They have a generator that would handle the school being used as a shelter.
Reminder of the meeting of the Walker Pond Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Fire Chief reported on damage to the two fire houses from the wind storm. The fire department was called out to contain a fire in a garage that housed the generator for the home that was only about 10 feet from the garage. The garage was a total loss, but the house didn’t receive any damage from the fire. Reminded us to use the generators carefully and safely.

OLD BUSINESS: Reminder that the budget committee and department heads have been asked to come in for a discussion of the budget process and how they can be involved next week.
Allan van Reijen has been sworn in as Animal Control Officer. He asked some policy questions, was informed of the pay schedule and the clerk will check in to insurance coverages for him.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Had calls at home about the office not being open, put up a sign explaining that during the power outage we would not be open. Suggested to the selectmen that perhaps we should consider a generator for the office, it would be expensive but would allow the office to stay open.

CEO REPORT: Erosion control papers to concerned agencies has been sent and a notice to the papers placed. A septic request for a new garage, the small gravel pit in North Sedgwick has been getting requests for gravel, a change of location for a driveway on Ferry Landing, going to attend a seminar on septic designs for the new fad of little homes, including campers. Surgery scheduled for Monday, should be back on the job and feeling better by Tuesday.

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