Selectmen’s Minutes, February 12, 2015



February 12, 2015


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Fire Chief David Carter, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Reporter Bette Britt, Robert Jones, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $148,444.17.  School expenses were $131,121.29, salt for the roads was $4,620.39, town audit $3871.50, and general assistance expenses $4,410.95 accounted for most of the warrant.


            TAX COLLECTOR, TREASURER, CLERK REPORTS:  Clerk and tax collector want to take a workshop, selectmen agreed to pay for the workshop if there is a fee. 

We may not have the audit for the town report, but MMA says that as long as it is available before the town meeting it is legal.  If there are objections, they may move to adjourn the meeting and have it later.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Grindal and Ford discussed the Planning Board meeting last Tuesday.


            NEW BUSINESS:  Selectmen checked the budget again.

            Asked if the town insurance will cover us if we are sued for something.

            Renovations in the town office will be started soon.  The records stored in the back room need to be categorized and moved to the basement as soon as possible.

            Hours of office staff was discussed. They will be the same as last year with the exception of the tax collector.  Her hours are 8:30-3 pm instead of 8-3 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday 12 noon- 7 pm. The second Thursday of the month her hours will be 8:30-2:30.

            The County Tax is $94,411.99.  The total budget figure for town administration is $840,105.99.


            CEO REPORT:  Grayfield subdivision needs to have better boundary measurements on their maps before being vacated.  Can it be done if there are some lots with unpaid taxes?  Gray was not in with the required paperwork.  CEO will write to her requesting the necessary papers.

            Mia and Al Strong will be expanding their brewery with a bathroom and a few tables.  They were advised that their permits were valid but they would need to check their plumbing with the plumbing inspector.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 8:05 pm.


                                                Victor Smith, Selectman