TOWN OF SEDGWICK
July 7, 2016
Opened the meeting and declared a quorum present. Selectmen present: Ben Astbury, Neil Davis, Colby Pert. Also present: Robert Jones, Bob Publicover, Tax Collector Elizabeth Gray, Clerk/treasurer Cindy Reilly, CEO Duane Ford, Assistant Barbara Grindle.
Read and approved the minutes of the last meeting. Moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to accept the minutes as written.
Reviewed and signed the treasurer’s warrant for $170,177.67; school expenses of $128,116.98, salaries $9,750.04, RCC dues $606.97, Walker Pond Access $15,000, trio program annual fee $3,373.85, FICA $684.53, sludge $900 accounted for much of the warrant.
BUSINESS: The permit issued to the Strong Brewing Co. is conditional and a public hearing will be held on July 21 at 7 pm. The selectboard erred in its determination regarding the public hearing and it was moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to set a public hearing. The Strongs agreed to the public hearing process. Clerk will post notification in the papers and assistant will notify abutters.
Davis moved to allow the treasurer to issue and distribute paychecks before the warrant is signed if necessary. Seconded and voted 3-0 to allow the treasurer to issue payroll checks, especially for the school, before the warrant is signed. School pay is contracted and must be paid on a regular basis, sometimes before a selectmen’s meeting.
Selectmen met with the Next Generation Foundation and Davis updated everyone that the negotiations are ongoing and no decisions were made at the meeting. Final approval will be at a town meeting after negotiations are finished and decisions have been made.
Davis will be on vacation during the week of July 11. Moved, seconded and voted that Pert will chair the meeting that week.
Selectmen moved, seconded and voted 3-0 to sign the contract with Webb Contracting for snow removal. Signed the contract and waiting for the signature of the contractor to complete the contract. Contractor Webb Excavating asked to purchase the remaining salt at the DOT salt/sand shed. According to Shawn Davis of the DOT there are about 33 tons remaining at the facility, property of the town. Astbury moved to sell the remaining salt (33 tons) to Webb Excavating for the delivered price per ton. It was seconded and voted 3-0 to sell the leftover salt to Webb Excavating for use next winter.
CEO REPORT: Receiving calls regarding intersection safety at Rope Ferry Road entrance. Referred one call to Brooksville due to the location of the property. Also working with landowners on a change of use issue.
ADJOURN: There being no further business, moved, seconded, voted 3-0 to adjourn the selectmen’s meeting at 6:53 pm to prepare for the special town meeting to be held at 7 pm as advertised.
Ben Astbury, 3rd Selectman
TOWN OF SEDGWICK
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
July 7, 2016 7 pm.
Opened the town meeting with 28 persons present.
Article 1: To choose a moderator to preside over said meeting.
David Anderson was nominated and elected as moderator.
Article 2: To see if the Town will accept the plans for the Dock at the Carter Point Boat Landing, developed under the Maine Coastal Program for Benjamin River Harbor Design and Engineering grant, as presented by Andrew McCullough, Engineer, at the public hearing on June 22, 2016.
Anderson read the article and asked for a motion to accept the article. Moved and seconded and opened for discussion. One question was asked and answered. Anderson asked for a vote on Article 2. The vote was unanimous to accept the plans for the dock at the Carter Point Boat Landing.
Article 3: To see if the Town will vote to enact the Sedgwick Site Plan Review Ordinance-Amended. (Copies available at the Town Office.)
Anderson read the article and asked for a motion to accept the article. Moved and seconded and opened for discussion. There was no discussion. Anderson asked for a vote on Article 3. The vote was unanimous to accept the Sedgwick Site Plan Review Ordinance as amended.
There being no further business, the motion was made and seconded to adjourn the special town meeting. Voted to adjourn the special town meeting at 7:18 pm.
Barbara Grindle, Assistant to the Selectmen