Selectmen’s Minutes, May 21,2015



May 21, 2015


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal.  Also present:  Robert Jones, 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 $34,303.59; including $1,505 for Pavement Management Services, fire department expenses $509.53, general assistance $1,060, plumbing $825 and transfer station payment # 2 $25,831.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Discussed the lack of progress on the old landfill site.  CEO to contact Barter Lumber owner and get a key to Tobey Woodward for the gate. 

            Davis to check with Kim Allen in reference to mowing the town office and the town house lawns.

            Davis discussed the budget shortfall with the Road Commissioner and he will work with what he has in the account.  The tarring overage comes out of the road account and the price of tar per ton will determine how much tarring gets done on the Old County Road. Moved, seconded and voted not to schedule a special town meeting to allocate the extra funds for his budget.

            Voted to only advertise one week for the planning board’s public hearing on the Caterpillar Hill Initiative application on June 9.

            Clerk reported that the legislature passed legislation on unfunded mandates and inadvertently included the office of sealers of weights and measures.  They are working to fix the problem and the assistant attorney general will notify everyone when they decide what can be done. 


NEW BUSINESS:  Requests for salt bids have come from DOT.  Grindal will talk to the road commissioner, may need to order more for next year. Tabled until next week.

There will be an Public Access Committee meeting on June 1 at 4 pm.  Requested selectmen be present if possible.

The Harbor Committee will meet June 4 at 5 pm.  Also requested selectmen be present if possible.

Planning Board will meet June 9 at 7 pm, with a public hearing on the CHI project scheduled.

The selectmen discussed information received requesting a wood bank for the town.


            CEO REPORT:  There is interest in the mobile home park on the Mines Road.  Septic system designs have been made available.  Ford has been signing power pole permits when they come in for new installations.  He will also follow up on the landfill progress situation.


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 7:20 pm.


                                                Ben Astbury, Selectman


Entered executive session at 7:20 pm.  Exited executive session at 8:05 pm.  No votes.