Selectmen’s Minutes, December 19, 2013
TOWN OF SEDGWICK
December 19, 2013
Opened the meeting at 5:55 pm and determined that a quorum was present.
Selectmen present were: Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith. Also present:
Tax Collector Belinda Pert, Steve Brown, CEO Duane Ford, Frank and Tanya Peasley,
Assistant Barbara Grindle.
Read and approved the minutes of December 12.
Signed the Treasurer’s warrant for $4,521.66; $1,888 was for general assistance,
$950 was for snow removal.
The Peasley’s asked the selectmen for support for an oyster growing project on
their property on the Bagaduce River. They have applied for permits from DMR
and all of the selectmen signed the papers giving their support to the project,
which will be located off the back of their property on Franks Flat.
OLD BUSINESS: Steve Brown explained the latest proposal from S.J. Rollins, and
some of the cuts he had made to it. Those cuts, which were mostly reductions in
equipment and/or equipment that we could purchase less expensively, saved the
town over $1,000 off the proposal. The deadline for acceptance of the proposal
is Dec. 26, a final decision will be made on the selectmen’s meeting Monday, Dec.
23 before the Christmas holiday.
Grindal has talked with Ryan at Haskell Electric about the rest of the work to be
The tax collector presented the selectmen with a proposal to double her hours
NEW BUSINESS: Requests for charitable contributions are coming in. The ones
received are already over the $34,000 line. Work will be starting on the 2014-15
CEO REPORT: He has attended a local meeting and area towns are suggesting a raise in junkyard fees. Junkyards would be very expensive to shut down and clean up if the necessity arises, and a raise in fees should help pay for it. They also discussed stormwater management by the town; since DEP doesn’t seem to support what the towns are trying to do, the towns need to do it themselves. He has had a request about possible acquisition of the Bayview Avenue cell tower and will be following it carefully.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.
Victor Smith, 3rd Selectman