Selectmen’s Minutes, February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $122,272.07; school expenses $116,138.62, salt for roads $1,533.99, administration $2,098.25 and general assistance $189.

NEW BUSINESS: Discussed the possibility of 10-year plans for each department. Already have a ten-year plan for tarring roads. Maybe ten years is too long a time period to plan?
Also discussed the possibility of cost-sharing between local towns in departments other than schools. Union 76 schools are already discussing sharing in several ways.
Town report is being held up by the audit. Checking with MMA to see if the audit must be in the book for the business of the town to continue on schedule.

OLD BUSINESS: Signed the Load Limit Ordinance with the Rules and Regulations Restricting Heavy Loads on Closed Ways.
Signed the County Tax Assessment papers.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Mia Strong was in to pay for and receive her amusement permit, planning board permit, and building notification for Strong Brewing Co.

CEO REPORT: Working on permits; finding that people are not calling for the final inspection of plumbing; received a list of places to look for financial assistance for the erosion problem at the town dock, perhaps the Hancock County Planning Commission can help; will put together a package for the town attorney regarding a land acquisition project.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant
February 23, 2018

Opened the meeting at 4 p.m. Moved, seconded and voted to enter into executive session at 4:02 p.m.

Discussed with the tax collector the circumstances surrounding the collection and distribution of funds in a timely manner.
Determined the factors of health, weather and family issues were the reason for a lack of timely submission and distribution of funds to the treasurer.

Out of executive session at 4:49 p.m.

Moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 5:10 p.m.

Benjamin Astbury, Chairman
Board of Selectmen