Selectmen’s Minutes, August 21, 2014



August 21, 2014


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Robert Jones, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


Tax Collector reported that several commitment books are missing and others need to be bound properly according to state regulations.  She will work on taking care of these during the winter months.


Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $58,375.36; $53,504.86 was for school expenses, $1,800 for the  new tax maps. 


PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Jones commented that he had visited the Mill Pond access during the week.


OLD BUSINESS:  Salt Pond Access report – the lawyer expects to have the legal deed work in the mail today.

            Public Access Committee:  no quorum of the committee, but one member/taxpayer reported a letter that she had received from a lawyer representing another resident that referenced the Carter Point Access.  Several residents met with the committee members and the selectmen present to discuss the problem.  All such problems will be handled by the selectmen.


NEW BUSINESS;  Beavers are once again blocking the Black’s Pond access.  They will be relocated and their dams will be destroyed.  This will be done before the water rises above the road.

              Harbormaster Bill Grant recommended CEO Duane Ford for the office of Deputy Harbormaster. Moved and seconded and voted 3-0 to appoint CEO Duane Ford deputy harbormaster, and he was sworn in by the Town Clerk.


CEO REPORT:  Received a call from Mr. Ranquist saying that soon the DISH network will be able to install wireless security systems.  They are working on the wiring.

            He is getting a lot of calls to check buildings and shoreland work.  Will be in training at least one day next week.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 6:40 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman