Selectmen’s Minutes, September 17, 2015



September 17, 2015


Opened the meeting and established a quorum present.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Nelson Grindal.  Also present:  Robert Jones, Mia Strong, Victor Smith, David Webb, Peter Douvarjo, CEO Duane Ford, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Treasurer Cindy Reilly, Assistant Barbara Grindle.


Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting.


Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $72,287.17; education $71,120.22, administration included $1,800 for new tax maps, Hancock County RCC $592.02 fourth quarter payment for dispatching, and $540 for sludge disposal.


OLD BUSINESS:  When the letter from the town attorney arrives, a copy will be sent to the Strongs.

Carter will plow snow in half of the town on a yearly basis.  Webb will plow snow on a 4-year contract.  Salt storage to be at the DOT facility, and sand storage to be discussed.   Grindal did not have a copy of the draft snow plowing contract with Webb on his desk in time to be familiar with it before the meeting.  With Carter plowing a portion of the town, the new contracts will be based on the previous contracts with the one-year and four-year adjustments.

David Carter was nominated for the planning board.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to appoint Carter to the Planning Board.


NEW BUSINESS:  Assistant asked for a date for the General Assistance ordinance and appendices public hearing.  Selectmen set October 1 at 6:30 pm in their office for the hearing.  Clerk to post notices of the hearing.

Setting up a meeting with DOT representatives to sign an agreement to use a portion of their Snow’s Cove facility.


CEO REPORT:  A taxpayer has received a DEP permit for a temporary dock. CEO makes the point that the town should be permitting before DEP gives one out. Checking on the dock.  A boat storage project for the Herrick Road, Camp 4 Winds doing some trimming, CHI not doing much, and an abutter questioning about the possibility of his neighbor subdividing his property.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Jones was taping the meeting.  He was told not to unless given permission to do so.


ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn at 7:10 pm.


Ben Astbury, Selectman