Selectmen’s Minutes, February 16, 2017



February 16, 2017


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present at 6 p.m.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Representatives from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Bob Publicover, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading the minutes of the last meeting and approve them as read.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrants for February 9 for $3,799.48 and February 16 for $87,629.17, there having been no meeting on February 9 because of a storm.  Warrant for February 9 included $149.73 for administration and $2,471.22 for fire department expenses.  Warrant for February 16 included Road expenses $6,765, school expenses $72,514.61, legal expenses of $2,350, general assistance $587.10, and administration costs of $4,910.46 ($4,153.50 auditing).


Representatives of BHHT and MCHT asked the town’s opinion about the Caterpillar Hill Initiative property.  Selectmen and the representatives discussed the property and its potential for conservation and educational experiences.


OLD BUSINESS:  Selectmen discussed the handicap bathroom quote from Jon D. Woodward & Sons.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the quote and hire them to complete the work.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have the town attorney set up a meeting to discuss the Salt Pond proposal from the Next Generation Foundation.  Hope to finalize the details to be presented to the town at a later town meeting.


NEW BUSINESS:  Tax Collector needs a copier/printer for motor vehicle forms.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to allow her to purchase a printer not to exceed $300.

Signed the attested copy of the proposed marijuana moratorium in preparation for Town Meeting.


CEO REPORT:  Ford spoke with Road Commissioner Carter in reference to erosion issues at the Town Dock.  Will be checking in with the DEP in reference to the paperwork process for permitting.  Still training for plumbing and septic issues.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman