Selectmen’s Minutes, December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016

Opened the meeting at 6:14 p.m. and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Bob Publicover, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $5,394.36; S. J. Rollins for computer service and backup for the next year $1,925, $145 for dues and conference fees, $95.83 for an abatement, $874.95 fire department bills.

OLD BUSINESS:  Received a communication from The Next Generation Foundation dated Dec. 1, 2016 giving their proposal for the Salt Pond Access property.  Davis read the letter aloud.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to notify the town lawyer to contact their lawyer  to request a map for the actual property and what we would be receiving so that when it is on the warrant at town meeting, taxpayers would be able to see the property location that we are discussing.  Blue Hill Heritage Trust will be receiving the rest of the property.  The proposal looks good and an article will be written for the town meeting warrant.

Selectmen reviewed the budget.

No change in the meeting date before the Christmas holiday.  Probably no change for the New Year’s date either.

CEO REPORT:  Attended the planning board meeting Tuesday evening and they are  working on the revised plan for the shoreland zoning ordinance.  Must go through the advertising and posting process so that it can be voted on at town meeting.  Clerk will post on the website.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m

Ben Astbury,  3rd Selectman