Selectmen’s Minutes, August 14, 2014



August 14, 2014


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Dennis DeSilvey secretary of Marine Resources Committee, Robert Jones, Planning Board member, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Road Commissioner Paul Carter.


            Minutes of the last two meetings read and approved.  (No meeting held Aug. 7.)


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for the last two weeks.  Aug. 7’s warrant $51,249.24, which included $36,123.91 for education, and salaries of $8,233.44.  August 14’s warrant was for $1,831.02, of which $300 was for sludge disposal.


The meeting was opened for the public hearing on the new General Assistance guidelines at 6:30 pm.  There were seven persons present including the three selectmen.   There were no comments or questions.  The public hearing was closed at 6:35 pm.  The selectmen moved, seconded, and voted 3-0 to accept the guidelines suggested by the state. 


            Jones asked when we were going to work on the Old County Road.  Carter will be working on the sides of the road ‘next week.’  There are some ditch washouts that need to be fixed, and he will check on the Black’s Pond access.


OLD BUSINESS:  Selectmen reviewed and signed the grant papers for the harbor.  DeSilvey reviewed and updated the selectmen on some of the things that the Committee had discussed.  Their next meeting will be September 2.

            The Planning Board did not have a quorum again this month.  They asked the selectmen to consider appointing another alternate, making seven members on the board.  The selectmen will appoint another alternate.

            Agreed to have Jeff Hamilton clean up the Carter Point Access. 


NEW BUSINESS:  Davis attended the Route 15 meeting.  The DOT engineer has completed a sound test that tests up to 7 foot deep in the roadbed.  Plans are to rebuild the road in Orland by the freezer and also the Mines Road in Blue Hill.


CEO REPORT: DEP has given Gaylor Sanborn’s gravel pit a 5-year permit.  The town was not informed.

            We have another bond for the cell tower on Caterpillar Hill from the SBA Corp.

            He has checked the Pressman property from the water and it looks good.  Also getting ready to check the Patten property to confirm that all is in form according to the court decree and making sure that the Martin property on Carter Point is in line with their permits.   There will be a seminar on Aug. 26 in Rockland regarding the floodplain maps.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 7:25 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman