Selectmen’s Minutes, December 17, 2015



December 17, 2015


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal.  Also present:  Victor Smith, G.G. Gray, Bob Publicover, Robert Jones, Tax Collector Belinda Rooney, Treasurer/Clerk Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.  Voted 2-0 (Astbury absent last week)


Reviewed and signed treasurer’s warrant for $1,116.76; administration costs of $289.34, general assistance $187.42.


Reviewed clerks notes:  letters and/or information  from Friends of Walker Pond, PERC, ME Revenue Services, school board, MMA, Motor vehicle audit.


PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Gray was in to discuss taxes on her daughter’s former subdivision in Sargentville.  Figures were discussed and she will return on Dec. 22 to go over the tax bills.


OLD BUSINESS:  Voted 3-0 to appoint CEO Ford as Temporary Local Plumbing Inspector for the period noted on the letter of approval (6 months) by DHHS supervisor Brent Lawson.  Clerk swore him into the office.  He will be expected to work toward his certification during this time.

Reviewed the Entertainment ordinance presented by Grindal.  Assistant will make a clean copy for review and possible inclusion in the town report warrant.

Town Dock grant – public hearing Jan. 14, 2016 at 7 pm for review of the engineering plans.


CEO REPORT:  Spoke with Brent Lawson regarding the Strong Brewing septic system.  A meeting took place on Monday Dec. 14 attended by several state agency persons as well as the Strongs, their lawyer, selectmen and their lawyer. They must have a site evaluator check their system and make recommendations if necessary to correct any possible violations.  DEP may have suggestions regarding effluent discharges also.

John Cullen also visited the site of a violation on Hardings Lane.  He will be following up with Ford.

There has also been discussion by the Planning Board regarding the site plan ordinance.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and votes 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 pm.


Ben Astbury, Selectman