Selectmen’s Minutes, March 19, 2015



March 19, 2015


            Opened the meeting and determined a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal.  Also present:  Animal Control officers Debbie and Tom Ciomei, Robert Jones, Reporter Bette Britt, Tax Collector Pat Gross, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.  Astbury asked for a copy of the minutes for each selectman.  Assistant will see that each selectman gets a copy, with the agenda, before each meeting.


            Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant.


            Checked and responded to treasurer/clerk’s list.  Computers still not fixed, no public folder, no email for selectmen, no internet access.  Anyone for Boston Post Cane?  One suggestion, need ages for several citizens, accepted and signed auditor’s letter.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Moved, seconded and  voted 3-0 to sign and return the letter from Wadman and address any concerns as a board.  Signed by Astbury and Davis.

            Town Dock Grant:  DOT grant approved for $46,000.  Issued a project number and project manager.  Davis will contact the project manager and try to get him here to talk to the selectmen and marine resources committee.  Grindal suggested requesting specifications for the project.

            Discussed appointments for the marine resources committee.


            NEW BUSINESS:  Decided not to get involved with the volunteer survey for the Walker Pond watershed.

            Turned the 2-way telecommunications value data information over to the assessing agent.  Davis would like to be here when the agent comes to discuss several items.

            Animal Control Officer Debbie Ciomei made a report about some of the business she has been fielding.  A few complaints about dogs ongoing in two parts of town, she described how she has handled them.  She will report to the selectmen about every two months, sooner if she has issues to discuss.

            Grindal asked Chairman Davis to put any discussion of bias or conflict of interest issues involving town personnel on the agenda.  There has been no bias or conflict shown up to this point and there should never be any in the work of town business.


            CEO REPORT:  Finishing the Harbormaster class to assist as deputy harbormaster.

            Taxpayer discussing the merger of two properties to make one large enough to build on.

            Received a building notification for a 2300 square foot home to be built on North Cross Rd.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 pm.

                                                Ben Astbury, Selectman