Selectmen’s Minutes, April 5, 2012



April 5, 2012


Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Colby Pert, Victor Smith


Also present:  Tax Collector Belinda Pert, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Peter Atherton, Reporter Bette Britt, Charlie Wiggins, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle


1)         Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


2)         Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $61,201.93.  Education was $48,411.21.


3)         Andrew McCullough, engineer for the Walker Pond Access, sent detailed copies of the permit and plans for a vaulted privy at the access.


4)         Selectmen signed appointment papers for the coming year.


5)         Peter Atherton was sworn in by the clerk as alternate for the Planning Board; Steve Astbury was sworn in as a member of the Planning Board.   Duane Ford was also sworn in as code enforcement officer.  Assistant Grindle  will call other appointees to have them sworn in before their duties begin.


6)         A letter was received from Attorney Ellen Best regarding a division of the taxes on land owned by the Covenant Community Land Trust.


7)         Selectman Davis discussed land assessment matters with Assessing Agent Matt Caldwell.


8)         Selectman Pert called Michael Rossney about the PACE project.  Rossney was unable to meet with the selectmen tonight.


9)         Wiggins asked about the ‘gag’ order and Selectman Davis responded that it had been approved by  the town lawyer.


10)       Moved and seconded, voted 3-0 to purchase a Black’s Law Dictionary for use in the office.


11)       The proposed tower on Caterpillar Hill will be a super sophisticated system from the Coast Guard for pinpointing emergencies in the Bay.  It is part of the Homeland Security system.  The fire department needs to get their equipment on the tower before it is erected.  This is still a 190 foot monopole tower.


12)       M.E. Astbury is back to work on the Walker Pond Access road.  Residents wishing to go to the access are asked to avoid going while there is heavy equipment working on the road.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, 3rd selectman