Selectmen’s Minutes, March 5, 2015



March 5, 2015


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Pat Gross, Robert Jones, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $67,598.27; education was $55,891.95, salaries FOR $5,098.18, Snowman Printing $842.72 for town reports, and general assistance for $2,427.45 accounted for most of the warrant.


            PUBLIC BUSINESS/COMMENT:  Thank you for “frost heave” signs on Route 172.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Called Brooksville Selectman John Gray who authorized Nelson Grindal to sign the letter naming Andrew McCullough agent for the Town Landing Committee to get the permit for the handicap pathway at Walker Pond.  Sedgwick selectmen authorized him to do so last week.


NEW BUSINESS:  One person in for a Concealed Weapon Permit application.

Signed the General Assistance report for February.  Voted 3-0 to not pay general assistance for the 4th month for a client, will reconsider next month if necessary.  Assistant to do a form letter for first-time applicants – may apply for three months (state law), fourth month must supply proof of need to the selectmen. 

            Emergency Management Director Royce Varnum requested a discussion on where and how to get water in case of fire in winter months, especially with conditions like this year.

            Assistant to get the Public Access Committee together.


            CEO REPORT:  The flood maps are coming on line earlier than expected.  They are similar to aerial photos with markings for flood areas.

            David Carter is caretaking for the Pressman family.  CEO will work with him in removing and replanting trees damaged this winter within the 75 foot zone.  They must be replanted with native species.

            Checked with town lawyer on several matters: regarding the Grayfield subdivision, the Salt Pond access, McCarthy complaints.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:45 pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman