Selectmen’s Minutes, March 30, 2017



March 30, 2017

Opened the meeting at 6 p.m. and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan.  Also present:  Bob Publicover, Robert Jones, Peter Woodward, Roger Picard, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, School Committee Chairman Susan Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $90,720.21; School expenses $88,721.50, general assistance  $465.29, administration $168.17, sludge $120, and town office shoveling $390.

OLD BUSINESS:  Assessing agent was in Wednesday, March 29 and reviewed exemptions, deeds and open space applications.

Road Commissioner and Picard discussed tarring Old County Road and the Walker Pond road.  Picard will be getting prices on tar.

The town website has the site for email addresses up and running.  If you want to receive notice of special meetings or public hearings, go to, click on News, Notifications & Resources, and then click on Sedgwick Notifications Signup.

We still need a router for wireless email for customer use.

Next Generation Foundation:  Town attorney has contacted their attorney and they will get a map of the projected road to us in time for the special election.

Peter Woodward, representing Jon Woodward & Son, scheduled time for working on the handicap bathroom.  Plumbing will be done by Roy Boys Plumbing.  Hoping to have it finished by the first of next week.

NEW BUSINESS:  Selectmen will be at the office at 9 a.m. Monday morning, April 3 for anyone needing to see them about changes to their tax status.

Signed three discharges.

School Board Chair Ford notified the selectboard that a candidate has been chosen to replace Dr. Buckingham. He will be voted on at the school board meeting on Friday. Sheahan will attend the meeting.

Reminder:  the school validation public hearing will be Thursday evening, April 6.

CEO REPORT:  Did paperwork for several projects. Strong Brewing is expanding and improving their brewing tanks, may send them a letter to remind them of compliance issues.   All equipment seems to have been removed from the test wind tower on Caterpillar Hill.  The tower was permitted for  temporary use only but is still there.

ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 6:45 to address an issue.  Returned from executive session, no action taken.

Made appointments and reappointments for committees and offices.  Appointees will be called to confirm.  They will be asked to come in to see the clerk for swearing in.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Grindle, Assistant