Selectmen’s Minutes, November 14, 2013

November 14, 2013

Opened the meeting at 6 pm and established a quorum.  Selectmen present Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present Robert Jones, Reporter Bette Britt, CEO Duane Ford, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Tax Collector Belinda Pert, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.  

Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $85,366.64; School expenses were $69,007.45, snow expenses – equipment preparation – $4,311.02, road salt $5,951.66.

1) It was moved and seconded that the money for the veterans from the county be distributed toward the each veteran’s/veteran’s widow’s  2014 tax bill.  Vote 3-0.
Signed three quit claim deeds for the treasurer to register at the registry of deeds.

2) Old Business:  Voted to get Steve Brown and Steve Rollins together to analyze our computer system and see what we need.  Voted 3-0.  Davis will contact the two Steves.
Sent a deposit of $2,500 to Haskell Electric for the lights for the two offices.  They will do the other work needed when they install the lights.
Paul Allen is no longer involved with G.M. Allen, current leader Simeon is hunting, Davis will discuss Polka Valley property when he is back.
The plumbers have ordered a new expansion tank, Andy Gray will pour a new floor in the cellar and Paul Carter will dig the ditch and install the drains once the floor is in. A hot water tank will be hooked up to use when cellar is done.
Carter will also design a parking lot behind the Town Office for handicap parking.  At present only two vehicles can park at one time, and the handicap signs need to be more visible.
Voted 3-0 on the sludge policy:    SEPTIC DISPOSAL POLICY
The Town of Sedgwick will pay the prevailing local rate per gallon toward documented 
disposal of the contents of each septic tank once in any given fiscal year.
We will not participate in pumping out grease traps.  Nor will we pay for the pumping of any other 
form of waste.  That will be done at the property owner’s expense.  The town will only be responsible for up 
to 1000 gallons of septic sludge.
This policy will take effect on July 1, 2013.  This policy will be reviewed once each year.

3) NEW BUSINESS:  Approved the Personal Protective Equipment Policy for the Harbormaster required by the Department of Labor.  

4) CEO Report:  Planning Board will meet on Dec. 2 for work on ordinance updates.   A tree has fallen on the Everdell property, CEO authorized removal.  Noted that any work done in the shoreland zone needs to be done by a DEP certified contractor.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Victor Smith, 3rd Selectman