Selectmen’s Minutes Nov. 12, 2009




November 12, 2009


Selectmen present:  Nelson Grindal, Bill Jagger, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Sandy Cohen, Paul Trowbridge, Colin Tareila, Ed Carter, Clerk Cindy Reilly and Assistant Barbara Grindle.


The meeting was opened at 6:30 pm by Selectman Grindal. 

The Road Commissioner discussed grading, culverts and roads that need some work before winter. 

Ed Carter picked up his concealed weapons permit.

Trowbridge, Cohen and Tareila were in to explain their request for a block grant application.  This grant would benefit some of our public buildings with an energy audit and will also help with the wind power project.  This is just the application for a grant.

The George Springer house on Caterpillar Hill has been given to the Town and the Fire Department.  The Fire Department is to burn the house, which has no amenities and not enough land to put in a septic system and well.  Discussion on insurance coverage for the burn.

Also under discussion was foreclosure on properties on the Pertville Road, some of which have been foreclosed several times.

DOT was notified about the condition of the state aid roads in Sedgwick.  State aid roads, which consist of Route 15, Route 172 and the Sedgwick Ridge Road, are repaired and maintained by the state and plowed by the town.  A subsidy from the state pays the town for the plowing.  This subsidy has been reduced drastically since the agreements were made between the state and the town.

Signed the warrant for $101,784.35.  School warrant was $53,409.09 and Fire Substation payment #4  was $29,334.19.  The outside shingling and insulation of the Town Office has been finished, with the second half costing $6,395. 

Jim Dow from Blue Hill Heritage Trust was in this afternoon to check the appraisal booklet for their property on Caterpillar Hill.

Turned an application for a home on Osprey Landing and a mobile home on the Ridge Road over to the CEO and Plumbing Inspector for checking.

The Assessing Agency, RJD, will be raising their rates from $450 per day to $485 per day.  Their representative is usually here once a month to do any work that has accumulated and any state financial papers that need to be filed.  Selectmen agreed that it is worth the money to have him here if there is enough work to fill a whole day.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15.


                        Victor Smith, 3rd Selectman