Selectmen’s Minutes, January 19, 2016

January 19, 2017

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Christine diPretoro, Robert Jones, Anne Schroth, Bob Vaughn, CEO Duane Ford, Fire Chief David Carter, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $94,493.27; school expenses were $92,318.67, Hancock County RCC dues first quarter $625.18, administration expenses $331.50, electricity for the town office, town house, streetlights and fire department $483.67 and general assistance $139.

OLD BUSINESS:  Salt Pond Access:  moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to allow Davis to research the town right of way legalities, including any current or previous right the town has held in the immediate area, part of a potential gift of property to the town.

Marijuana moratorium:  Selectmen discussed moratorium with Planning Board Chairman Robert Jones, who will meet with the planning board to come up with a moratorium appropriate for the town.

NEW BUSINESS:  Walker Pond Timber Harvesting:  Selectmen to meet at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 20) to discuss potential harvesting at the Walker Pond Boat Landing Facility.

Fire Department Budget:  Chief Carter presented his budget, which is the same as last years.  He also updated the selectmen on the truck committee’s vote to build a truck through Four Guys Fire Apparatus in PA.  Chief Carter noted that Selectman Astbury, a lieutenant in the department and  a member of the committee, abstained from voting on the issue.

Anne Schroth from Healthy Peninsula discussed current services involving Thriving in Place, a new program for seniors in our community, partnered with AARP.  The program also provides seniors with guidance to allow residents to stay longer in their own homes.  Selectmen to review the program details and vote on support of the program on Jan. 26.

Bob Vaughn, president of the Peninsula Ambulance Corp, discussed this year’s request for $19,650.  He discussed the reasons for an increase this year, which includes multiple dynamics associated with reimbursements and the increase in calls.  The donation request is figured on $16.20 per capita.

CEO REPORT:  Attended a class in Gray on plumbing and septic updates.  Handled a call from the state health department regarding paperwork issues involving a local business.  Also meeting with area code officers regarding the new Shoreland Zoning ordinance.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman