Selectmen’s Minutes, November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

Opened the meeting at 6:04 p.m. and declared a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Andy Bowes, Leslie and Garry Schneider, Tony Everdell, Robert Jones, Bob Publicover, John diPretoro, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Clerk/Treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to dispense with reading of the minutes of the last meeting and accept them as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $73,644.13; education $57,587.91, property tax overpay $3,939.15, general assistance $643.42, fire department $4,448.15, ballot clerks $585, and road work $3,485  were some of the expenses.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Garry and Leslie Schneider were in to discuss some of the issues brought up at the school board meeting, including dynamics associated with prioritizing credentials and authority.

Several residents of Carter Point discussed some boundary issues with the selectmen.  Work is being done on private property and does not concern the town road area yet.

OLD BUSINESS:  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to instruct town attorney Patterson to communicate, in writing, with the Next Generation Foundation’s attorney.

Town Dock has been removed.  Progress finally being made.  Engineer McCullough is monitoring the project and will report any issues to the selectmen.  The submerged land lease application has been reviewed.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the lease.

Door repairs at the DOT salt/sand shed bill received.  Contractor asked that the town pay the bill and take it out of his contract price.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to pay the bill and remove it from the contractor’s balance.

NEW BUSINESS:  Road Commissioner was in to discuss beaver issues in Blacks Brook, threatening the welfare of Old County Road.  Selectman Astbury has contacted the Dept. of Inland Fisheries and was referred to Lester Bragdon to address the issue.  He is awaiting a call back from Bragdon, and will contact Carter to connect with Bragdon to take care of the problem.

Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to purchase an exterior door for the rear of the Town House.  Pert will take care of it.  Several other maintenance issues discussed.

Nomination papers are available at the Town Office for election of town officers starting Dec. 8 for 1st selectman, overseer of the poor, and assessor and treasurer, each for a three year term.

Assessing company, RJD Appraisal, sent quote for next year’s work at $540 per day.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the quote.

Considering the lateness of the hour, non-binding opinion votes will be counted Monday afternoon.  Thanks to all who voted.

CEO REPORT:  Provided updates on the town dock and several ongoing projects.  Has a new phone number:  610-9544.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman