Selectmen’s Minutes, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheehan. Also present: Robert Jones, Bob Publicover, Christine diPretoro, Clerk/Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Fire Chief David Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being one error in the minutes, PSAT should have been PSAP. With that correction, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the minutes as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $190,934.40; school expenses were $88,662.90,
General assistance $558.18, streetlights, town office, town house and fire department electricity $427.76, Colwell Diesel for the new fire truck chassis $92,702, RJD Appraisal for spring assessment work $3,780, legal expenses for the Salt Pond Access deed $700 were some of the expenses.

NEW BUSINESS: Superintendent Elkington hopes to be here on July 20 to bring the selectmen up to date on school business.
The new truck chassis needs insurance before it travels to be finished off into a new truck.
Paving has been done on part of Old County Road, Polka Valley Road, Cemetery Road, Walker Pond Landing, and the Rope Ferry access road.
The Salt Pond deed was written using old language, town attorney will see that it is changed to accurately show the agreement between the Selectmen and Next Generation Foundation which was approved by the people at Town Meeting.
Signed the contract for the auditor for the next year.

OLD BUSINESS: Animal Control Officer will be out of office for a short time due to family illness, Allan van Reijsen will cover for her.
The Rope Ferry intersection has been widened and tarred.
The County Commissioners held a public meeting on moving the emergency dispatching to Penobscot County. Chief Carter attended. The meeting was very informative for the commissioners and many issues were brought forward to them, including time delays in responding, equipment compatability and the expenses involved. Most at the meeting were against the move.
Revisited the matter of loaning out the Town House benches. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 not to allow them out of the building. They are very old and could be damaged easily. The Town House is available for special occasions if anyone wishes to use it.

CEO REPORT: Still shuffling paperwork for the town and the harbor. Still taking classes and working on the erosion engineering. Received his Internal Plumbing Certification.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. Congratulated CEO Ford on receiving his certificate.
Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen