Selectmen’s Minutes, February 1, 2018

February 1, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Doug Drown, Paul Trowbridge, Zoe Tenney, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the minutes of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $45,266.78: snow, $29,142.86, salt $1549.71, salaries and taxes $9,063.77, general assistance $1,341.85.

NEW BUSINESS: Voted on and signed the Ordinance Restricting Vehicle Weight on Posted Ways. Brooklin and Blue Hill have already passed the ordinance. The restricted weight for vehicles on the Hales Hill bridge will be posted at 54,000 pounds.
DOT is scheduling a meeting regarding the replacement of the Benjamin River Bridge in Brooklin. More information will be coming regarding the meeting.
Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to get the outside front sensor light fixed.

OLD BUSINESS: Worked on the town report budget with budget committee members Tenney, Trowbridge and Drown. Tenney has been elected chairman by the budget committee.
Superintendent Chris Elkington arrived and explained that since we do not have enough children qualifying for free lunch, we have lost $53,000 in state funds for the school budget. He has called a special school board meeting for Monday and they will rework the numbers. He will have them for the town report by Tuesday afternoon.

CEO REPORT: Nearly finished checking over the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Wants to have a change in the timber harvesting portion, giving the responsibility to the ME Forest Service. Been pricing floats for the town dock. Noted that there doesn’t seem to be much difference between plastic and Styrofoam except in the weight. Plastic would be easier to lift and place, according to the Harbormaster.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant