Selectmen’s Minutes, October 9, 2014



October 9, 2014


Opened the meeting and declared an quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal, Victor Smith.  Also present:  Joe Eaton, Diane Kornmeier, Robert Jones, Dr. George Wilgram,

Road Commissioner Paul Carter, CEO Duane Ford, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


            Voted 3-0 to go into executive session to discuss employment applications for tax collector.

Returned from executive session.  Davis noted that 36 M.R.S.A. chapter 105, section 899 allows the selectmen to choose a tax collector for the remainder of the current term.  Selectmen voted  2-0-1 (Grindal recused himself from voting) to hire Patricia Gross to serve until March 2015.


            Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


            Signed the treasurer’s warrant for $14,396.46; advertising costs of $448.54, Fire Dept. expanses of $4,032.42, Howard Fairfield for steel for plow trucks $5414.25.


            PUBLIC BUSINESS:  Kornmeier asked that something be done to the ramp at the Town House so that wheelchairs would not have to go over the rocks at the end of it.  Selectmen thanked her for the information.  They had not realized that the rocks would be a problem.  It will be corrected before the November election.

            Eaton had questions about his taxes.  Selectmen will work with him in getting them paid off.


            OLD BUSINESS:  Results of the executive session were that Patricia Gross would be hired as the new tax collector.  There were ten good applicants for the job, and all were interviewed by the selectmen.  Pat comes to us from the Island Community Center in Stonington where she served as executive director.   She does accounting for several businesses in the area.

            Road Commissioner has been given the go-ahead to make a turn-around at the end of Pertville Road.  He also is putting up salt sand at the town sand pile.  There will be salt-sand available for those persons needing to sand their own driveway.  There will NOT be sand available for those that get paid for sanding other persons’ driveways.  His equipment will not be available for public use (loaders, backhoes, etc).


            NEW BUSINESS:  Signed one concealed weapons permit.


            CEO REPORT:  Checked real estate listing for Jeff Lawson’s Salt Pond property.  There is no mention of the town’s access on the Salt Pond.  Assistant to notify real estate agent of the error.

            There seem to be permit problems on the Cole property on the Salt Pond.

            There are trees that could be hazards on the piece of land between Davis Piano and Fred Marston’s home. 


            ADJOURN:  There being no further business, it was moved, seconded, and voted to adjourn to meeting at 7:50pm.


                                    Victor Smith, Selectman