Selectmen’s Minutes, January 26, 2016

January 26, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Leslie and Garry Schneider, Superintendent Chris Elkington, School Board Chair Susan Ford, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, 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 $2,346.80; general assistance $487.24, James Wadman for finishing the town audit $1,178.50.

OLD BUSINESS:  Elkington and Ford presented the approved school budget.  Final figures came in with a 1.9% increase.  The selectboard approved the final budget with thanks for their work in reducing the final figures.

Selectmen discussed their overall budget line by line and discussed what articles need to be written for inclusion in the town report.

NEW BUSINESS:  The Walker Pond Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 at 9 a.m. at the Brooksville Town Office.

The date and time of the annual Town Meeting was set:  Election of moderator at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, March 3, followed by the polls opening at 1 p.m. for the election of 1st Selectman, Treasurer and School Board member.  Town Meeting will resume at 9 a.m. at the Sedgwick Elementary School on Saturday, March 4 for the business portion of the Town Meeting.

Voted 3-0 to dedicate the annual report to the retiring teaching principal Don Buckingham, and to have a memorial page for Brock McMillan, Pam Johnson, Tom Reilly and Malissa Carter.

CEO REPORT:  Fielding questions about flood insurance and the new mapping.  Working on new projects around town.  Discussion about the planning board’s special meeting regarding a marijuana moratorium.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting  at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman