Selectmen’s Minutes, July 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Jerry and Allison Wetterskog, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $218,186.55; school $72,898.93, fees $109, clearing/m/v $1,293.25, town dock $120, public access $120, sludge $600, town office equipment $145, mowing town house & town office $270, tarring Carter Point & Walker Pond $105,017.67, Roads $11,250, administration $397.66, fire truck loan $25,009.86, animal control $561.18, fire protection $50, general assistance $349.

CEO REPORT: Attending a training session. Will be in the office Friday from 1-6.

DISCUSSION ITEM: Discussion with S.J. Rollins regarding TRIO WEB. The launch of the program is still up in the air. We may need to update or replace some of our computers to handle the program.
Road salt bidding not available from HCPC, and it is too late to get started on a program with them, decided to go with the state bid which is due tomorrow (Friday July 26). Astbury ordered the same amount of salt as last year, 300 Tons, 60 of which should be delivered by October.
Selectmen to meet with assessing agent at 2 p.m. on July 31 to discuss mill rate for taxes.
Need to discuss state reported overcharge with CEO/LPI.
Reminder of executive meeting with town attorney Friday July 26 at 2 p.m.
Sheahan reported to Emera that one streetlight is not needed on Pertville, was reminded of and will call regarding an unneeded light on Carter Point.
Jeff Small was asking about the process for a seafood processing facility. Will need to go to the planning board.
Received an email from the Island Institute about sea level rising.
Many thanks to CEO Tracy for mulch and Chris dePretoro for her gardening skills.
Compliments from the Wetterskog’s on the Walker Pond Access. It is a busy place, and the Walker Pond Landing Committee is constantly trying to make it safer for boating and swimming. There does seem to be a problem with people trying to tip the floats over. Looking in to anchoring it down, possibly on all four corners.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved seconded, and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant