Selectmen’s Minutes, February 2, 2017



February 2, 2017


Opened the meeting at 6:06 p.m. and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert. Also present: Leslie & Garry Schneider, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with the reading of last week’s minutes and accept them as written.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $121,013.28; education $74495.98, fire department $938.70, plumbing $530, administration $9117.44, snow $32,444.76.


OLD BUSINESS: Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to support the Thriving in Place program offered by Healthy Peninsula, agency for the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

Working on the warrant articles for the Annual Town Report.

Treasurer reported that we have received the money due from the state and county for the town dock grants. Selectmen instructed her to deposit the money and gave thanks for all of her hard work in dealing with the grant agencies.


NEW BUSINESS: Moved and seconded to delete the budget committee recommendations from the warrant articles.

Reviewed the selectmen’s report written by Davis for the town report. Made two amendments and moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve the report with the changes.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept two articles for the purchase and financing of the new fire truck. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to place the school budget validation process on a referendum ballot to accompany the election ballot. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to add an article for permission to use a realtor to assist with the sale of town property and also to place the marijuana moratorium in the town report.


CEO REPORT: Everything is going well and keeping busy. Taking classes again, especially in plumbing area.


ADJOURN: There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman