Selectmen’s Minutes, May 26, 2016



May 26, 2016

Opened the meeting and established a quorum at 5:55 pm.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Nelson Grindal, Kelli & Darrell Board, Mia & Al Strong, Bob Publicover, Robert Jones, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray.

Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the minutes.

Reviewed and accepted the treasurer’s warrant for $82,596.30; education costs $38,149.34, tarring $2,050.89, engineering for town dock $6,141.25, transfer station quarterly payment $26,367.50, road work $3,870, binding town records $1,450.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:  The Board’s came in to get materials for repairs at the town office gardens.  They are volunteering their services to the town and were thanked for their help.

The Strong’s turned in their entertainment ordinance permit application.  Selectmen will review it and set a date for a public hearing as soon as the application has been reviewed.  They were concerned about being brought up at the Planning Board meetings when they are not on the agenda.

OLD BUSINESS:  Hot water at the town office.  Selectmen will contact Snow’s Plumbing for a breakdown, potential costs associated with installation.

Received an acceptance letter from the State for our Floodplain Ordinance.  Our ordinance is compliant with the requirements of NFIP.

Selectmen discussed option for new copiers.  Will continue to investigate warranty options for leasing or buying machines.

Salt Pond Access issue – Selectmen discussed right of way to the Salt Pond. Grindal spoke about his knowledge of the deeds involved as well as any disputes to the right of way.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 approval for Chairman Davis to call the town attorney for any and all research on the right of way to Salt Pond.

NEW BUSINESS:  Harbor Committee will meet next Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5 pm.

Work on a tax ordinance.  Selectmen reviewed ordinances from towns of similar make-up regarding an ordinance.  Selectmen to discuss revisions.  Also discussed a rider on the insurance for volunteer coverage at $35 p/year for 15 volunteers.  Moved, seconded to purchase an insurance rider for up to 15 volunteers through MMA not to exceed $50. Voted 3-0 in favor.

Grindal had a question regarding applications for liquor licenses.

Still checking into candidates for the Boston Post Cane.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7 pm.

Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman