Selectmen’s Minutes, April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018
Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Chloe and Hazel Sheahan, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being one error in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the amended minutes (Cellular One tower was US Cellular’s).

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $94,771.34: 911/RCC quarterly payment $663.78; administration, taxes and salaries $9,274.49; general assistance $622.69; snow final payment $12,138.45; education $69,589.71.

NEW BUSINESS: Discussed the list of fee changes recommended by the Harbor Committee. These will be posted for 1 year before becoming effective. New fees will be: resident $50 for a dingy and $50 for a mooring, and non-resident $250 dingy, and $250 mooring, plus a $2 clerk’s fee for a mooring. The Harbor Ordinance needs to be worked on for clarification and updating. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the new fee schedule to be effective on April 4, 2019.
Shawn Davis of DOT has no problems with the current arrangement of the sand and salt building on Route 15. He will check with the local crew and if they have had no problems with the arrangement, it will be renewed on a 50/50 use of the building. Astbury will see if an arrangement can be made for the fire department’s fuel.
A taxpayer was in to find out what the process is for making the tax collector position an appointed one.

OLD BUSINESS: Assistant to get probate copy for a leined piece of property before deciding on disposition of the back taxes.
Signed the appointment of Danny Weed to the alternate position on the Planning Board.
Meeting with the town attorney on April 19 at 2 p.m. to discuss his retirement and a possible upcoming land acquisition.
DOT does not want to use the Hales Hill bridge as a detour because of the condition and the narrowness of it and the road. Setting up another discussion with Brooklin and Sedgwick selectmen and DOT to discuss the issue. Where will the larger trucks go if the Benjamin River Bridge closes for repairs.
Discussed using the school as a warming center with Emergency Management Services director Sankey.

CEO REPORT: The tower in Sargentville has been removed. Checked the website for septic system research. Got a list to put in the 2005 file which has been misfiled somewhere. Fielding questions about suitable contractors in town. We have several building and excavating contractors, all of whom are well qualified.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant