Selectmen’s Minutes, March 10, 2016



March 3, 2016


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal.  Also present:  Road Commissioner Paul Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Belinda Rooney, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and voted 3-0 to approve the minutes of the last meeting.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $124,997.39; school expenses $69,422.06, salaries and administration expenses $7,614.21, including $921.51 for town report books, general assistance $1,046.02, snow contract payment #5 $31,487.41, and road work $12,680.


Tax collector wrapping up in preparation for a new person and Clerk/Registrar getting ready for this weekend’s elections and town meeting.


OLD BUSINESS:  Still working on the MMA insurance list.  Selectmen discussed list and time frame to get everything done.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to pay the engineer’s bill for the town dock work.

It was moved and seconded and voted 2-0 to have Grindal continue talks regarding access to the Salt Pond with the new owners.  Grindal will arrange for discussion and viewing meetings on the portion of interest to the town.

Selectmen also discussed Tuesday’s Planning Board meeting regarding new projects and expectations of the Planning Board.    Crafting a letter to the Planning Board regarding concerns about the application process for future projects.  Moved, seconded and voted 2-0-1 (Grindal abstained) to craft the letter.


ASSISTANT’S STUFF:  Reviewed the culvert grant paperwork and forwarded it to the Road Commissioner’s basket.

Assistant to call the public access committee together soon to discuss spring work. Also will get a letter crafted for the Rope Ferry Access owners for selectmen’s approval.


CEO REPORT:  Updated on upcoming projects and new projects coming up daily. Heading to Augusta for further training on plumbing for LPI certification.


ADJOURN:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:40 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Ben Astbury, Selectman