Selectmen’s Minutes, November 25, 2014



November 25, 2014 


            Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Tax Collector Pat Gross, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle, Robert Jones.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $100,559.00; education for $59,545.08, transfer station quarterly payment, $24,907.25, second snow payment to Webb’s Excavating, $13,230, general assistance, $700, and a tax overpayment of $1,411.43 made up most of the warrant.


            PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Jones asked if the selectmen’s minutes had documented the appointments of  Richard Duffy and himself to the Planning Board.  Assistant will check back minutes.

            Jones also had questions and comments about the current comprehensive plan.  The state requires that the comprehensive plan be updated every ten years.  Ours has not been updated since written and passed in 1993.  He also commented that there were only two of the ordinances on our website.  The ordinances are being added as time permits.  Many are waiting for updates to be made and approved at town meeting in March.


            OLD BUSINESS:  We need another member for the budget committee to fill a vacancy.  Suggestions (or volunteers) are welcome.


            NEW BUSINESS:  There was no new business to come before the board.  Assistant has started the process for the annual town report.  Donation requests must be in the office by December 31, letters and reports need to be in by January 5.


            CEO REPORT:  There has been no response from the owners of Benjamin River Apartments regarding a emergency plan for power outages.

            Timber cutting will be started on the Walker Pond property.  The forester has hired TJ Woodward to do the work.  The towns need a copy of the timber cutting plan.

            There still has not been any response from the Caterpillar Hill Initiative regarding permits.  


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 6:40 pm.


                        Victor Smith, Selectman