Selectmen’s Minutes (Draft Minutes), August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury (by phone Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan). Also present: CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle (by phone Jerry Wetterskog).

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and roll call voted to accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $146,629.49; clearing/MV $2,084.75, clearing:I/F $5,017.55, clearing:H/F $26, clearing:A/C $16, education $42,494.88, tarring $74,601.70, roads $174.84, sludge $60, fire protection $706.67, general assistance $437.93,administration:advertising $165.80, RJD $585, salaries and tax $8,433.61, misc. admin. $285.56, computer expenses $8,950, lien expenses $1,947, fees $602.20.

CEO REPORT: Getting a building notification and site review plan out to Sedgwick Redemption; questions on septic system at No. Sedgwick, present system not acceptable; discussing a fence at Hayden Torrey’s auto yard; Carter Point cabins need plumbing permits; inspected the new building at Wardwell’s storage yard and it will need a septic system and a soil test.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) M 5, L 51 discussion – A town lot, need to have it surveyed to be sure where lines are.
2) TIF/P.I.L.O.T discussion – Astbury has talked with the assessing agent, selectmen will discuss with him when he comes in on the 26th.
3) Town Office rear door replacement discussion – Door is rusted and the seal is insufficient to keep air out. Checked with Woodward to get price on door. Also to see if pocket door is available to open between the two offices. Railings and spindles on front steps need to be checked. Woodward to give estimate on work.
4) Paint the Town House? – Getting an estimate from McVay’s Painting to paint the front.
The traffic signal has been relocated to Sargentville for the present.
Reminder of the meeting of the SBBTC on Thursday, Aug 20 for a meeting with legal representatives. The date for the next meeting will be August 27.
Cindy’s List: Opening the office – keeping the status quo, the room is 21.5’x30’, can only have 5 people per 1000’, would only be able to have 3 people in the room; with clerk and tax collector both in the room, could only have 1 person to do business. All precautions would also have to be followed, i.e. masks (shields) plexiglass barriers, etc.
Bank business: Camden National difficult to deal with, and have no interest on most accounts. Recommended and approved by roll call vote to change to The First, and switch school accounts to them.
Checked to see where we got the grant for the Ridge Rd. fire station; from Community Block Grant.

ACTION ITEMS: 1) Survey – Get an estimate from Allen & Bowden Surveying.
2) Rear Door in Town Office/Paine @ Town House – Get estimates from Woodward and McVay.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and roll call voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant