Selectmen’s Minutes, November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Colby Pert, Michael Sheahan. Also present: Fire Chief David Carter, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being no errors or omissions in the records of the last meeting, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to accept the minutes of the last meeting as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $85,966.07: sludge for $840, animal control $294, school $81,823.70, general assistance for $600, and administration $1,248.14.

NEW BUSINESS: Fire Chief gave figures on the new fire truck, which is expected to be done around May 2017. Figures show that the town will need to borrow approximately $60,000 to $65,000 to pay for the $318,450 truck.
Selectman Pert presented his resignation from the board effective Saturday, March 3. It was accepted with regret.
Nomination papers for the office of Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor – 2nd selectman to fill the vacancy, 3rd selectman for 3 years, tax collector for 3 years, 2 seats on the school committee for 3 year terms will be available on Wednesday, November 22 from the clerk. They must be returned to the clerk by Friday, December 31, 2017.

OLD BUSINESS: Astbury discussed the budget committee’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 13. They are meeting with department heads to hear their budget requests, and will start right after the holiday.
“Honey Do” List: Sheahan will fix the gutter over the back door, still looking for a fix for the front steps’ visibility and safety.

ASSISTANT’S STUFF: Work has begun on the town report with the mailing of deadlines for non-profit financial papers and requests and reports from politicians and department heads.

CEO REPORT: CEO absent but left a letter regarding the conservation efforts at erosion control.

Selectmen will meet Tuesday, November 21 to sign the warrant only. There will be no agenda.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant