The Brooklin Town Office

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Present: Deborah Brewster, Bill Cohen

  1. Minutes of June 6, 2016 meeting were approved and posted on June 13, 2017
  2. Weekly Packet ad for Admin Asst. and Deputy Clerk/Tax Collector will run in the 6/29/17 issue and on-going until cancelled.
  3. Conversations with citizen and HCSD re. speeding traffic in town. Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tim Cote says regular weekly patrols have begun. The town will be getting the loan of a flashing speed sign in a week or two.
  4. State Budget/Tax commitment. We are ready to commit taxes as soon as the state passes a budget. If there is a significant delay in sending out tax bills we will look at options.
  5. Tax collector resignation/audit of unpaid taxes/recommitment of taxes. On 6/20/17 Selectboard accepted the resignation of Jeannine Hardy as Clerk and Tax Collector with regret and appointed Heather Candage to complete both those terms: Tax Collector term to expire April, 2019; Clerk to expire April, 2020. Hardy’s signature will be replaced with Candage’s on bank accounts in July.
  6. RCC outsourcing. Letter to commissioners. County Commissioners decided to further study the future of RCC before making any decisions.
  7. Broadband. The Selectboard is in the process of appointing a small committee to help sort through options and bring a recommendation to town meeting in April, 2018.
  8. Other: Selectboard will meet with Eric Blake of the Skiff Club and Rob Clapp of MBG insurance to talk about relationship of the club organization to the town, perhaps to follow the BYC model.
  9. Treasurer’s Report
    • June 6, 2017:
         Receipts: $14,459.71
    • June 13, 2017:
         Receipts: $13,878.16
           Town: $11,481.62
    • June 20, 2017:
         Receipts: $9,282.17
  10. Next Agenda meeting July 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Present: Deborah Brewster, Bill Cohen, Laura Sherman and Heather Candage, administrative assistant to the Select Board

  1. Minutes of the May 23, 2017 meeting were approved and posted on June 1, 2017.
  2. Center Harbor- The Select Board met with Andrew McCullough, Al Hutchins, Giffy Full, and Wade Dow to answer questions. McCullough confirmed that there would be a few minor changes but nothing would require resubmitting the application. McCullough will go ahead and prepare documents for bidding. The project will begin in late September.
  3. Broadband- Thirteen residents have been contacted to meet Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm and will be presented with the three proposals for broadband. Then a smaller group with five people max, will work through the fine details to prepare for a proposal to go to Town meeting in April 2018
  4. Assessors-Brewster reports that it is unclear when Ellery Bane, Town Assessor will be in the office again. Bane is reluctant due to the State Legislatures Homestead Exemption issue. The Board will touch base on Thursday, June 8th.
  5. The Board received a letter from Hendrik Gideonse, recommending the board submit a letter to Governor Lepage supporting community self-governance and our Towns Local Food and Self Governance Ordinance. The Board will discuss on Thursday, June 8th
  6. The Broadband Coalition would like permission to use the Towns name in support of the the Broadband funding bill. This will also be revisited on Thursday, June 8th.
  7. Then Board received a bid from Hancock County Planning Commission for road salt. The Selectman will sign and pass it on to Webbs Construction
  8. HCPC is offering a hazardous waste disposal program on August 19, 2017 in Ellsworth and it would involve needing a volunteer from our Town to help with the event plus cost of registration. The Board will reach out to residents to see if there is an interest.
  9. Treasurer’s Report.
    • May 23, 2017:
         Receipts: $19,410.98
           Town: $5,522.96
           School: $44,323.50
           Payroll: $1,495.63
           Total: $51,342.09
    • May 30, 2017
         Receipts: $5,973.49
           Town: $16,856.63
           Total: $16,856.63
  10. Next Meeting: June 27, 2017 at 4:10 pm.
  11. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:25 pm. Aye-3, Nay-0