Selectmen’s Minutes, May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Tasha Allen, Sarah O’Malley, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $164,148.78; school $140,526.61, tarring $1,590, veteran’s graves $2,962.16, motor vehicle $3,389, inland fisheries, hunting & fishing, animal welfare $1,036.50, town records $2,700, salaries and taxes $7,733, RJD Assessors $540, fire protection $1,467.67, general assistance $750.

NEW BUSINESS: The audit is complete and we have received copies of it. Decided to ask auditor what changes they would recommend and make a check list to try to achieve the changes.
O’Malley asked the selectmen to write a letter to DMR regarding the alewife fishery. She will send a letter that we can sign and send. Selectmen asked for some corrections, then moved, seconded and voted to send the amended letter. Assistant will have it ready for signatures next week.
Notice from a taxpayer that she would like to see a road cleanup, Sheahan will contact her.
Signed the liquor permit for Tasha’s take out and mini golf.
Animal Control Officer is having difficulty contacting a dog owner to discuss a solution to the dog’s health and well-being.

OLD BUSINESS: Will meet with Brooklin selectmen and the road commissioners from both towns next Tuesday, May 8 at 4 p.m., to discuss some possible changes to the Hales Hill bridge. Also would like to discuss the transfer station representation. Would like to combine to attend the meeting of the transfer station board on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
Update on the marijuana legislation. Our moratorium expires in August and the state has not regulated the recreational use except to exclude social clubs. Discussed how to get the feel of the townspeople and what, or if, they want for regulations.

CEO REPORT: Final copy is on the website for the Shoreland Zone Ordinance, possibly three commercial site plans for the Planning Board, questions about adding equipment to the cell tower on the Ridge Road. Keeping busy with harbor business, plumbing and site visits. Discussion with Harbor Committee member regarding the erosion and easement at the Town Dock.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant