Selectmen’s Minutes, April 21, 2016



April 21, 2016


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury Colby Pert, Neil Davis.  Also present:  Victor Smith, Nelson Grindal, Robert Jones, Bob Publicover, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and voted 2-0 to approve the minutes of the last meeting. (Pert absent last meeting.)


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $7,486.32; Fire Department $851.89, Emera for streetlights, town office, town house  $310.76, General Assistance $379, Administration $557.11, Roads $855, and Town Office Repair (building an access road to the ballfield for a LifeFlight landing area.)$1,386.32.


PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Discussed need for an application form for the Special Amusement Ordinance.  Strong Brewery was in for one and we don’t have one.  Selectmen and planning board to meet on Wednesday, April 27 to review several other towns’ applications and draft an application form for ours. Decided that the educational event being held Saturday, April 23 did not need a permit.


OLD BUSINESS:  Town Dock grant:  Davis read the requirements of the grant process, the next step is to “meet to review the final plans”.  Davis updated the Harbor Committee on the status, and the process from here on. Discussed progress and issues with the DEO/deputy harbormaster.  Will continue moving forward.

Assessing agents will be here during the week of May 2 to do the spring inspections.  Selectmen will be in to come up with a plan to address some assessments.

Caterpillar Hill Initiative has asked for tax exempt status.  Astbury moved to have assessing agent Matt Caldwell look over the documents to be sure that they are complete and in order.  Seconded and voted 3-0.

Assistant to check with chairman of public access committee to set up a meeting for their spring inspections.  Pert moved to have the public access committee go over the Salt Pond access details and bring a recommendation back to the board.  Seconded and voted 3-0.


NEW BUSINESS:  Assistant/deputy general assistance officer to take General Assistance course in Osborn on May 6.

Road Commissioner has started the road to the old ballfield behind the town office for LifeFlight and ambulance access.

Discussed Notary Public issues.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to allow town clerk to renew her certification and tax collector to obtain her certification and the town will pay fees involved.


CEO REPORT:  Addressing paperwork issues with new projects. Attended meeting last Tuesday with FEMA to go over the Floodplain Ordinance paperwork.


ADJOURN:  There  being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:08 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Ben Astbury, Selectman