Selectmen’s Minutes, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Opened the meeting and established a quorum. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Bob Publicover, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Accepted the minutes of last weeks meeting with one correction. Price for tar for the upcoming year is $63.20n not $63.50 as written. Deanne Grimmig was approved as warden for the June referendum, not the moderator. Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to accept the minutes with the two corrections.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $134,495.91; education $126,047.53, road work in Sedgwick and on the Walker Pond access road $3,552, flags for the town office, town house and veterans graves $500.68, fire department expenses $1,195.25.

OLD BUSINESS: Discussed posting agenda on the website. Public is welcome to add business to the agenda before Monday at 5 p.m. Just call 359-2275 or email
Ford will take extra computers to S.J. Rollins to have them wiped.
There was no town dock update, straw poll or review of town-owned properties because of the absence of Selectman Pert.
Road Commissioner will coordinate with DOT about the intersection at Rope Ferry and Rte 15.

NEW BUSINESS: OK’d the Sargentville Library’s request for the Town House on July 20.
Signed the liquor renewal for Tasha’s restaurant. She hopes to open June 1.
Public Access Committee met and have invited the selectmen to join them on the annual visit to each of the public access. They discussed the Salt Pond access with Astbury, who updated them on the acquision of the gift and plans to open the access. A date will be set for the visits and clerk will post at least 10 days before the visit, as a selectmen’s workshop (when 2 or more selectmen meet for public business it is considered a public meeting and must be posted).

CEO REPORT: The tower on the lower part of Caterpillar Hill was discussed at the Planning Board meeting. The property is due to be auctioned off on May 19. Moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to respond to the auction company’s email regarding the tower. Sheahan will respond to the email message from the auction company.
Strong Brewing Company is putting in a new toilet and wishes to expand the existing shed into storage.
Several possible expansion inquiries. Received 2 building notifications and signed them.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn at 8:50 p.m.

Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen