Selectmen’s Minutes, June 5, 2014



June 5, 2014


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Robert Jones, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and approved the minutes of the last two meetings.


Signed two treasurer’s warrants.  May 29’s warrant for $79,817.87 included school expenses of $53,013.02 and the Blue Hill/Surry transfer station’s quarterly payment of $24,907.25.  The June 5 warrant for $16,099.36 included salaries of $8,431.64 including FICA taxes, assessing $2,575 and general assistance of $383.


Treasurer/Clerk’s list included approval for signs for the town landing and Walker Pond access, reported that the fire department got the MMA safety grant, wondered if we need to extend the service contract with S.J. Rollins for another 25 hours and final figures on the tarring of the roads this summer. 


OLD BUSINESS:  Haskell Electric: the light on the flagpole has been fixed.

            Town Dock:  Smith and Grindal attended the Harbor Committee meeting today.

            Town House parking lot:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to cut some trees to expand the parking lot and advertise a public notice to that effect.  The existing parking lot will be improved to eliminate the soggy areas.

            Public Access Committee:  Davis attended the access meeting on Tuesday.  Committee decided to work on the Salt Pond access and defer the Rope Ferry access, with the exception of keeping the access accessible, until next year.  The next meeting of the committee will be July 8.


NEW BUSINESS:         Approved the signs for the town landing recommended by the Harbor Committee and added two signs for the Walker Pond Access.  The signs will be 12 x 18, yellow and black aluminum.

Congratulations to the fire department and thanks to Fire Chief for applying for grants.

Road commissioner and selectmen agreed on 360 tons of tar on the Rope Ferry Road and 700 tons of tar on the Herrick Road at a cost of $82,300 (1,060 tons x $77.65 per ton).  There isn’t enough money available to do the Old County Road as had been planned.  Signed the contract with Lane’s for the tarring.


CEO REPORT:   Will be attending a Flood Insurance Rate Map meeting on June 11 and a PERC informational meeting on June 17.  With classes, people returning for the summer, and the weather finally breaking so that construction can be started, he is being kept busy.  No real problems as yet though.


ADJOURN:There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:06 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman