Selectmen’s Minutes, July 30, 2015



July 30, 2015


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal.  Also present:  Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Planning board members Peter Atherton, Robert Jones, Assistant Barbara Grindle, CEO Duane Ford, Bob and Barbara Comerford.


            Read, approved, voted 2-0 to approve the minutes from last meeting.


            Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $2,852.53; Emera bills $390.60 for streetlights ($176.34), town office ($88.14), town house ($14.22), Fire dept. bills for $1,207.73 (Emera $111.90), administration bills for $448.27.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Much discussion about the Strong Brewing Co.’s parking lot.  They have a permit for a minimum of 4 cars at 7 Rope Ferry Road, their home base.  The 24 car parking lot will be across the street.  The planning board has not approved the permit for this location.  A resolution has been proposed for the selectmen to give them a temporary entertainment permit while writing a Special Amusement Permit ordinance to be put before the town meeting in March.  Until parking is resolved, the Strong’s have suspended the food and entertainment part of their business.

            The old landfill site has been covered and the DEP’s John James wants to wait until the grass has filled in before giving final approval of the reclamation.


            NEW BUSINESS:  Selectmen to meet at the DOT site on Snow’s Cove on Aug 13 to see about storing salt at the facility.

            Walker Pond access has new floats. 


            CEO REPORT:  Several places are repairing buildings and looking for building notifications.  The Springer property on Caterpillar Hill needs to be checked by a soil evaluator to see if it will sustain a well and septic system.  A landowner on Shore Road wants to cut some trees and bushes, CEO needs to talk with the contractor about written plans and paperwork.  No work is to be done until permits are given.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 7:11 pm.


                                    Barbara Grindle, Assistant