Selectmen’s Minutes, June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Brian Tripp, Susan Ford, Marti Brill, Superintendent Chris Elkendorf, Anne Berleant, Robert Jones, Bob Publicover, Sam Friend, CEO Duane Ford, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Read and voted 2-0 (Astbury absent last week) to approve the minutes of the last meeting.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $68,396.76; $65,684.51 for school expenses, $400 for cleaning a public access, town house expenses for the primary $224.99, electricity for the town house, town office, fire stations and streetlights $398.08.

OLD BUSINESS:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the letter of acknowledgment from Matt Nixon at the Maine Depart. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for the Town Dock project.

Salt Pond Project:  Davis made contact with the town attorney with permission to contact Sally Mills and the owners to see when it would be possible to meet with them to start discussions and clarify the missions of both boards.

MDOT agreement:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the agreement for use of  the salt/sand shed from Oct. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2018, with an option for both parties to extend the agreement into 2020.  Signed the contract.

Also discussed the fuel contract with DOT and potential school participation for fuel service.  Selectmen will discuss with the school board for next year’s (2017-2018) budget.

NEW BUSINESS:  The new Superintendent was introduced by School Board Chairman Susan Ford.  He would like to visit monthly to keep the selectmen appraised of what is going on.

Reviewed the Public Hearing on the Town Dock Project.  Engineer Andrew McCullough explained the plans to those present and several fishermen suggested changes to a small part of the gangway to accommodate them.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to set July 7, 2016 at 7 pm as a special town meeting to accept those plans.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to make changes to the Site Plan Ordinance part of that special town meeting.  Copies of the ordinance are available for viewing at the town office during business hours.

Clerk will advertise and post notice of the date of the special Town Meeting.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to nominate Brian Tripp as alternate on the Marine Resources Committee.   Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to appoint Brian Tripp alternate to the Marine Resources Committee (Harbor Committee).

Discussed the cost and figures for the snow contract.  Road Commissioner Carter is not interested in participating this year.  Pert moved to develop the contract and sign with current contractor Webb Excavating as soon as the contract is drawn up.  Seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the motion.

CEO REPORT:  Ford discussed the timetable for the shoreland zoning ordinance with John Cullen of the DEP, as well as the erosion problem at the town landing.  Cullen will assist with the necessary paperwork for the permits.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 6:59 pm.

Ben Astbury, Selectman