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Jo Cooper
Gary McFarland
Bernie Johnson
Nathan Mason
Heather Fowler
 Minutes - February 26, 2015

Chairman Gary McFarland called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Present were:  Selectmen Nathan Mason, Gary McFarland, S. Josephine Cooper, Heather Fowler, Bernie Johnson (arrived 8PM); Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon, Planning Board members John Holt, Richard McMullen, Gordon Donaldson, Chris Tadema-Wielandt and Code Enforcement Officer Michael Jordan

Agenda Review – No changes to the printed agenda and addendum were proposed.

Minutes, February 12, 2015 – Heather moved to approve the minutes as written.  Nathan 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0.

Expenditure Warrant 17 – Selectmen signed warrant 17 in the amount of $495,547.57.  Stu reported $400,000 was transferred to investment management, roughly $69,000 in school expenses along with the snow plowing bill.

Cash and Budget Report – Stu reported property taxes are coming in nicely this week.

Foreclosed Property – Stu reported that Mr. DesIsles has been in touch and has made a payment to the town of much of the amount owed in back taxes on the two parcels on which the town has foreclosed.  He said he expects the rest by mid-March whereupon the Selectmen could sign a quitclaim deed.

Cable TV Check – Stu reported the Cable TV Franchise fee has come in.  There was a brief discussion about the number of cable subscribers.

Dog License Reminder Letter – Gary aid there was a complaint from a man who received a letter regarding dog licensing. He noted that everyone with an unregistered dog received the same letter. Stu said he told the man when the Selectmen met, and the complainant was not present tonight.

Citizen of the Year Certificate – Selectmen signed the certificate to honor the 2014 Citizen of the Year which will be presented the night of Town Meeting.

Power Point Presentation – Town Meeting – Selectmen briefly reviewed the draft of the power point show to be presented at town meeting.  Some minor edits will be made.

Broken Window – Gary noted that no snow has infiltrated the window.  Mike Jordan said he should be able to replace the pane when the weather warms up.

Request of Emera Maine to operate on posted roads  - Nathan moved to approve the request from Emera.  Jo 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0, Gary signed the permission form.

Next Meeting Dates – Gary went down the schedule of meetings as follows:

    1. Town meeting – Election Day March 10, Open Town Meeting March 11
    2. March 12, 2015 – Organizational Meeting
    3. March 26, 2015 – Regular Meeting

Workshop with Planning Board – The remainder of the meeting was devoted to working with the Planning Board on possible revisions to the Gravel Ordinance.  Gordon Donaldson, John Holt and Stu agreed to draft up the various provisions noted during the workshop for a future meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Adm. Asst. to the Selectmen