Selectmen’s Minutes, January 22, 2015



January 22, 2015


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Fire Chief David Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Robert Jones, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Budget Committee Steve Tobey, Bob Comerford, Horace Wardwell, Paul Trowbridge.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $88,646.84; school costs of $56,249.35, snow contractors $23,230 and $3000 for plow steel, general assistance $1,430, and winter road expenses for salt $1,931.63 were the most of the warrant expenses.


            OLD BUSINESS:  The quote for printing the town report was $840.32 for 650 copies from Snowman Printing and the vote was 3-0 to accept this quote.

            Fire chief Carter presented his budget for next year to the budget committee.  It is up $2,600 from last year.  He now has approximately 40 members on the volunteer fire department.

            The school board will present the school budget next week.


            NEW BUSINESS:  The selectmen would like to pay the planning board members a small stipend.  The amount would be taken from the administration budget.  The budget committee agreed to $300 for the chairman, $200 for each member, and $100 for the alternate. 

            Smith to draft an article for the town report to put the school budget on as a referendum article.


            CEO REPORT:  CEO has sent a letter to Barter Lumber and their forester informing them about the state inspection before reclamation of the landfill site.  They have removed about 500 cord of wood off the 16 acre lot according to the forester.

            Ford has worked out a consent agreement for the camper on the Salt Pond site.  The camper will have to be removed each fall to a location away from the pond.

            There will be a planning board workshop given by Maine Municipal Association on March 30.  He will look into information to give to the planning board members.  If any of them go, the town will pay any fees involved.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman