Selectmen’s Minutes, December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Hans Carlson, Jerry Wetterskog, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO/LPI Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 (Publicover not present last week) to approve the minutes as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $3,804.67: M/V clearing $977.30, property tax overpay $11.65, fees $112, sludge $60, administration $2,133.56, fire protection $$199.75, streetlights$157.98, town house $20.88, town office $131.55.

CEO REPORT: a dock being planned will need permits from the town and the environmental project. A permit is needed for a boathouse, checking to see if they have been given one; concrete has been poured for two foundations on Carter Point, instructing homeowners on the new state mandated septic laws. Also a lot going on at the Harbor with a couple scallop boats from out of the area and scallop/diving trailers, but everything seems to be going well. The small floats are in, but the large one is still being used. (CEO is also deputy harbormaster.)

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s Carlson informed the selectmen that they are getting ready to apply for a grant for improvements at the Ferry Landing/Mill Pond project. They would like to have a support letter from the selectmen. They are also hoping to take down the buildings on Caterpillar Hill to open up the scenic vista.
TRIO discussion ongoing. A representative hopes to be here to do a demo on modules for motor vehicles, cash receiving, etc. Sheahan will confirm a date for the demonstration.
Began discussion on the budget articles.

ACTION ITEMS: Signed the Small Animal Contract.
Also signed the contract with James Wadman, CPA for auditing services.
Received a quote for the town reports.
Assistant will prepare letter for signatures regarding BHHT’s grant for Ferry Landing/Mill Pond.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant