Selectmen’s Minutes May 14, 2015



May 14, 2015


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Ben Astbury.  Also present:  Robert Jones, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $65,392.62.  School expenses were $58,573.03, veterans grave payments ($10 maintenance per veteran’s grave) $2,550, and $450 for sludge payments.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Voted 3-0 to appoint Barbara Grindle second alternate to the Planning Board.

Road Commissioner Carter was in to discuss tarring.  The price is down from $81.60 per ton to $74.50 per ton.  He also discussed the road account and the shortage in the road budget.  Board will discuss returning the road budget account to last years level of $40,000 instead of the $20,000 approved at town meeting.  Selectmen voted 3-0 to hold a special town meeting to take the extra out of surplus and add it to the road account.

Davis requested the selectmen to meet with the Public Access Committee on June 1 at 4 pm.  Also voted 3-0 to have Grindal draft an agreement regarding the Mill Pond access.  It was approved for him to consult the town attorney to draft the agreement if necessary.

Voted to hire Kim Allen to mow the town office and town house lawns this summer. 

Voted to ask Basil Bowden to make a picnic table for the Carter Point access. 

 No work seems to have been started on the landfill site.  CEO to contact Arthur Billings and Astbury to contact Peter Clapp.


NEW BUSINESS:  Signed the letter accepting the SHIP grant monies for the town dock.

Voted 3-0 to adopt the template for the cyber policy.

Also voted to have all town ordinances put on the website. 


CEO REPORT:  Keeping an eye on several projects.  State revision of shoreland zoning ordinance seems to be putting more responsibility on the towns, especially in dealing with tree cutting.


ADJOURN:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:30 pm.


                        Ben Astbury, Selectman