Selectmen’s Minutes, October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

Opened the meeting and established a quorum at 6:10 p.m.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Anne Berleant from the Packet, Bob Publicover, Robert Jones, CEO Duane Ford, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $$3,812.64; Emera for town lights $393.80, fire department expenses $842.48, mowing $190, administration expenses $344.26.

OLD BUSINESS:  Town Dock:  Davis visited site, repairs to the driveway and parking have been done.  Still waiting for the building materials for the dock project.

Walker Pond:  Road Commissioner Carter will be doing the plowing as well as the maintenance on the access road.  Also discussed locations of the floats at the access.  Issue to be brought up at the meeting of the Sedgwick-Brooksville Town Landing Committee.

School:  Two bids received for plowing, process for selection of a principal moving along.  Superintendent Elkington will be keeping in contact with the selectboard regularly.

Winter salt:  Contractor Webb will be contacting New England Salt for delivery of salt.  Motion made, seconded and voted 3-0 to rescind last week’s vote to contract with Morton Salt and go with New England Salt, the lower bidder.

NEW BUSINESS:  Renewed junkyard permit for Eskay Auto.

Discussed possible quorum issues with planning board chair Jones. Determined that there are no issues.

Discussed liens and foreclosures on several properties.  Returned list to treasurer.

Department of Agriculture application filed as complete and given to treasurer to file with town dock grant papers.

Election preparations: Pert to remove screens at town house. Selectmen to man the straw-poll station: Davis 8 a.m.-12, Pert 12-4 p.m., Astbury 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on November 8, 2016.

Planning Board emails:  New website design in the works, emails will be addressed at the same time.  Davis will discuss with site designer and clerk to keep on top of the project.

CEO REPORT:  Checking on new projects, keeping an eye on erosion, especially in the Carter Point/Town Landing area, selectmen voiced support for CEO in an area of conflict.  Astbury to check into legalities of other members of the office staff to sign forms for utility and phone hookups.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman