Selectmen’s Minutes, July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Bob Publicover, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Moved, and seconded to dispense with reading of the minutes  and accept them as written.  Voted 3-0 to accept the minutes as written.

Reviewed and signed the Treasurer’s warrant for $4,115.14; general assistance for $519, fire dept. for $90, plumbing for $150, sludge for $150, and administration for $136.14.

Received a letter from DEP regarding project on the Cooper Farm Road (Walker Pond Access).  The fifth year anniversary is upon us and we must revisit the application for renewal of the permits.  Selectmen will review the checklist and recertify the form with the engineer.

Read the FEMA letter regarding the Flood map changes for insurance purposes. Turned the letter over to the CEO for review.

Town Dock Grant – receiving requests for bid packages that are due back here on August 18.  Packages must be purchased from the Engineering firm of Andrew McCullough.  They may be seen at the town office during office hours or from the Assistant Harbormaster.

Selectmen discussed maintenance and security issues at the town office.  Motion made and seconded to hire a contractor to repair the doors at the town office.  Voted 3-0 to hire a contractor for the work.

Mowing the ballfield and old landfill discussed.  Will take up again next week.

Strong Brewing Company permit.  Selectmen are drafting the permit with the covenant discussed during the regular business meeting on July 21.  Will sign on August 4 during the regular selectmen’s meeting.

Assistant has received the completed and signed contract back from DOT regarding the salt/sand shed on Snow’s Cove, effective October 1, 2016.  Original filed in safe.

CEO REPORT:  Asked about the progress of the title at the town landing. Selectmen are working on it.  Ford gave a rundown of calls this week including questions regarding current projects and processes.  Very busy with incoming projects and outgoing information. Also a Permit by Rule regarding a project in Sargentville, keeping an eye on shoreland issues and several other projects in general.

ADJOURN:  Astbury thanked the Clerk, CEO, Tax Collector and Assistant for all of their hard work.  There being no further business, the motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Voted 3-0 to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman