Selectmen’s Minutes, September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018

Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Bob Publicover, Michael Sheahan, Absent Ben Astbury. Also present: John Higgins, Hans Carlson, Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Frank Tracy, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

There being two changes in the minutes, (the free speed sign was changed to a free automatic digital speed dector, and the time of the General Assistance public hearing was 6:30 p.m. not 7 p.m.). With these two changes, the minutes were accepted as written.

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $8,955.61; fire department $3,671.78, general assistance $728, motor vehicle clearing and fees $1,482.75, plumbing $264.50, administration $2,063.08, sludge $$480, public access $120, town dock $120.

NEW BUSINESS: Signed one quit claim.
A taxpayer had a question about the transfer station –where is our trash going now. At present it is going to a landfill. Because of the situation at the Blue Hill/Surry transfer station and the fact that the towns have no representation to help make decisions, we are, together with one or two other local towns, discussing the possibility of our own facility. This is in the investigation/discussion stage still.
BHHT has been approached regarding purchasing some shorefront property and an easement for public access on the Mill Pond. The Selectmen and Public Access Committee need to update themselves on the site with the adjacent landowners.
Carlson also reported that they have exercised the purchase of the Caterpillar Hill site. The closing will be in November. They will be removing the buildings and possibly improving the accessibility of their walking trails. The major purpose of this purchase was, and will continue to be, the scenic portion of the property.
Sheahan met with Mara Tillerson on organizing roadside cleanup next spring. Volunteers will be needed and may call Sheahan if interested in helping at 266-1577.

OLD BUSINESS: The tax bills have been delivered! There is still a mystery as to where they have been, the post office is investigating.
Road Commissioner was consulted on water run off on Harding Lane. A meeting at the site will be organized to discuss the problem.
The check from the Cutting Family Trust for the benefit of the town dock was accepted by the selectmen and turned over to the treasurer. Reilly will check with the auditors as to how they want it recorded.
Accepted the resignation of Peter Douvarjo from the Marine Resources Committee.

ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded and voted 2-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Grindle, Assistant