Selectmen’s Minutes, March 24, 2022

March 24, 2022

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Christine diPretoro, Paul Trowbridge, Leslie & Garry Schneider, Susan Ford (by phone Horace Wardwell, Jerry Wetterskog).

Removed one sentence in the CEO report. Moved, seconded, and voted to approve the minutes as amended.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $6,270.68: sludge $60, administration $1,452.59; RCC $726.57; town house $21.67; town office $462.88, streetlights $132.66; fire protection $736.10; clearing:m/v $2,471.50; town office equipment $206.77.

CEO REPORT: There seem to be many problems with short-term rentals statewide, we don’t seem to have any; paperwork on a septic system in North Sedgwick; work has stopped for a while on Walker Pond property, CEO will talk with the contractor; camp lot adjacent to the Walker Pond access will be getting back to work in the spring, will be moving back from the shore; going to start talks with TNT Auto about his future plans; discussed land purchase at Black’s Pond, and will be watching tree cutting on Carter Point.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Planning Board Resignation and vacancy – Received resignation letter from Danny Weed. The Planning Board must elect a new chairman as their first order of business, selectmen will appoint a replacement soon. If anyone is interested in the position, please let the selectmen know.
2) Budget Discussion with Budget Committee – Went over the warrant articles and the suggested budget with the budget committee. Hope to have the school budget soon.
3) Any Unresolved Business – a) Discussed the yearly report that needs to be done for the federal ARPA funds. Perhaps ask the auditors to do it?
b) Asked Susan Ford to represent the town at the GSA budget committee; she accepted.
c) resident asked principal about using the school for an event, it is a town-owned building, there is no fee for using it, but there are considerations that may need to be met.

ACTION ITEMS: 1) Planning Board Resignation – Accepted the resignation of Danny Weed as chairman and member of the Planning Board with regret. Thank you Danny for a job well done.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant