Selectmen’s Minutes, November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Budget committee members Zoe Tenney, Leslie Schneider, Doug Drown, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, 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 as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $147,539.67; school $105,590.20, snow $29,725.72, clearing $2,142.80, sludge $390, general assistance $220, fees $229.60, administration $181.15 plus salaries and FICA tax $9,060.20.

NEW BUSINESS: Met with the budget committee at 5 p.m. and discussed what things they would like to see, who they would like to interview and a possible schedule.
Will review tax collector’s October tally sheet next week.
Assessing agent reports possible over-assessment on some properties according to the state valuation. Will try to get him here to discuss the problem and also talk about possibility of assessing ¼ of the town each year.
Received pricing for town reports.

OLD BUSINESS: Publicover has a broadband meeting tomorrow (Nov. 2) at 8 a.m. here with the peninsula group. A meeting with GWI and a wider group has been scheduled for November 29 at 6 p.m.
Meeting with PERC, Brooklin and Brooksville is scheduled for November 29 also. Trying for a 4 p.m. meeting so not to conflict with the broadband group.
Signed final agreement with MDOT for the Hales Hill Bridge.
To-do list includes air conditioning and generator for the town office. Discussion on just how necessary they are for the investment. Moved, seconded and voted to have electrician give an assessment on the existing wiring and the need for an upgrade, especially if installing air conditioning and a generator.

CEO REPORT: Gave selectmen his daily log and notes. Working on research for the shoreland zoning cut. Wants to get all the information possible before checking with the town attorney on resolution.
Will be following up on TNT Auto Recycling to see how things are going.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant