Selectmen’s Minutes, March 24, 2016



March 24, 2016


Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis.  Also present:  Robert Jones, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and voted 2-0 to approve the minutes of the last meeting.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $5,771.39; road work $1,695 and signage 124.80, road signs (2) $46.39, dispatch for Hancock County RCC quarterly payment $606.97, fire department expenses $520.85, Emera for fire dept., streetlights, town office and town house 448.38, administration $95.75.


OLD BUSINESS:  Davis has set a meeting with DOT, the Harbor Committee, CEO, Andrew McCullough and himself for Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016, at 11 am at the Town Office to discuss the Town Dock project plans and permits.

Assistant to contact Woodward to get shingling done on Town Hearse House.

Assessment letters were put in assessing agent’s basket.  Davis will be here on Friday, April 1 at 9 am for any changes to assessment or questions about tax valuations.

Moved, seconded and voted to accept and file letter of completion from DEP’s John James closing the case of Barter’s damage to the old landfill site.

Moved and voted to be sure that the amended Harbor Ordinance is available to the Harbor Committee, Planning Board and public.


NEW BUSINESS:  Astbury presented the list of committee appointees for the coming year.  If acceptable to other selectmen, clerk will make out the appointment papers for signing next week.

Davis suggested that the selectmen think about agenda items for the coming year. Will discuss next week when all selectmen are present.


CEO REPORT:  Fielding calls about various projects.  Attended the planning board site visit and pleased at the clean-up work being done on the Brown site.  The public hearing had good attendance and brought up some good questions.  The planning board was pleased with the application and the work being done; they signed the permit for the restaurant/pub to be located on Caterpillar Hill/Route 15.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn at 7:45 pm.


Ben Astbury, selectman