Selectmen’s Minutes, September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

Opened the meeting and established a quorum present at 6:15 p.m.  Selectmen present:  Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert.  Also present:  Road Commissioner Paul Carter, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.

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

Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $210,538.81; education $206,857.14, 911dispatching quarterly payment $606.97, sludge $540, hot water heater purchase and installation for town office $884.31, administration expenses $90.89.

OLD BUSINESS:  School snowplowing – a contractor has been located and school will be ironing out the details in the near future.

Reminder of the pre-construction meeting for the town dock project on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

Carter has left a pile of cold patch at the town dock location for use on the ditches and washouts.  He has repaired several bad spots in the town roads also.  Getting the roads ready for the winter.

NEW BUSINESS:  Approved an abatement for a taxpayer, the result of an error in removing the homestead and veterans exemptions on the tax bill.  The abatement was in the amount of $238.35.

Right-to-know training coming up for selectmen as a renewal procedure.

Selectmen discussed the role of the selectboard and the need to delegate responsibilities of the members of the board as well as any new considerations.  Will meet with individual staff members to

Allowed Assistant to post a public meeting for the new General Assistance regulations.  Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to have assistant post the meeting.

CEO REPORT: Coordinating with contractors regarding the handicap bathroom rebuild.  October is always a busy month with classes, meetings and assisting homeowners with building, rebuilding, and winterizing properties.

ADJOURN:  There being no further business, the motion was made, seconded and voted 3-0 to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m.

Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman