Selectmen’s Minutes, Deember 11, 2014



December 11, 2014


            Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Tax Collector Pat Gross, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Robert Jones.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $201,494.51; school expenses were $195,253.43, general assistance $1,220.38, fire department expenses $4,135.17, and administration expenses of $143.53.


            Tax Collector/treasurer business:  Received papers regarding the bus accident that injured a student of the elementary school.  Discussed insurance and law issues and will check liability of the town as well as the school union.  Davis will call insurance company and superintendent.

Assessing agent will be here Thursday, Dec. 18 and will handle a taxpayer’s questions about valuation and abatement.

Meter box at the sand/salt pile damaged, Haskell Electric has fixed the box and clerk will file a claim with the insurance company.


PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Two in for concealed weapons applications.

Jones, a member of the Planning Board, joined the selectmen in a discussion of the Caterpillar Hill Initiative’s (CHI) meeting with the planning board.  Grindal and Smith  attended the meeting.


OLD BUSINESS: There has been nothing to report on the Salt Pond access.

          An error in the minutes of March 27, 2014 left out the appointment of Richard Duffy to the Planning Board.  Duffy was appointed, sworn to the position on April 8, 2014 and attended his first meeting in April, 2014.


NEW BUSINESS:  Already discussed in Public Business regarding CHI.


CEO REPORT:  Need a person to clean and maintain the Walker Pond Access.

            CHI needs more concrete plans and a site plan review before getting a permit, even for a temporary platform.  They will return to the Planning Board next month.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:25 pm.


                                                Victor Smith, Selectman