Selectmen’s Minutes, May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, (by phone Jerry Wetterskog, Jeffrey Roth, Christine diPretoro.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to approve them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $8,748.54: administration $1,119.09, 3-town trash $442.64, town office $130, 911 signs $53, Clearing/mv $3,284.31, fees $228, town office repair $3,491.50.

CEO REPORT: Strong Brewery ready to with addition and septic plans, a request regarding a driveway, referred to road commissioner; will be monitoring a soil evaluator on a Walker Pond property; a clam seller is legal with the state, question regarding a complaint that a home is unsafe for children, referred to health officer; informed about a possible violation on Salt Pond, will be following up; will meet with buyers regarding a possible violation, or possible paperwork error on Herrick Road. Just keeping busy.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1) Bid status – Shoreland Stabilization at Carter Point – Have sent out 3 packages so far.
2) Audit Status: Auditors here today (Thursday), will be back Monday. Will coordinate with town report printers.
3) Any Unresolved Business – a) Will coordinate with Ulbrich (MCHT) with money handling on the Snow’s Cove project. Signed letter authorizing her to handle the paperwork.
b) Reed will be coming to be sworn in as 911 Addressing Officer.
c) Heat pumps were installed in the two offices on Friday the 14th.
d) Met at Edgehill to discuss plans with BHHT. Need research on Mill Pond usage and history.
e) Mr Dojny asked when the old town dock will be removed from his shore. There has been no report of any missing docks that might have gone adrift this winter. Harbormaster will remove it.
f) CEO will discuss shore land brush cutting with the contractor. Brush is stabilizing the bank.

ASSISTANT’S REPORT: Town Report is at the printer, getting spring assessing work ready, cemetery flags are ready to be picked up by the cemetery associations.


Public Hearing – GSA Increased Tuition Request – Opened the hearing at 7 p.m. Introductory message by Zoe Tenney and Headmaster Tim Seeley. Opened for questions and answers. There were 26 persons in attendance. Closed the Public Hearing at 8:19 p.m.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant