The Brooklin Town Office

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Present: Bill Cohen, Laura Sherman, Valerie Messana (Administrative Assistant)

  1. Minutes of the September 5, 2017 meeting were approved and posted on September 7, 2017.
  2. Voted to extend the retail marijuana moratorium for 180 days, beginning October 1, 2017. (At the 2017 Town Meeting, residents voted to place a 6 month moratorium on all marijuana related retail activities.) The moratorium includes sale of, cultivation of, social clubs, etc. Motion was made by Cohen and seconded by Sherman.
  3. Voted to accept two real estate tax abatements, as recommended by assessor Ellery Bane. The total amount of these is $258.42. Motion was made by Sherman and seconded by Cohen.
  4. Broadband update: Selectman Bill Cohen attended an Island Institute workshop in Stonington to network about this issue. The next committee meeting will be held on October 12, 2017. The Island Institute will help, at no cost, to form a plan to move forward.
  5. Assessor Ellery Bane’s next visit will be on December 14, 2017. At last week’s visit, all work was completed.
  6. Other: Center Harbor construction is due to begin on Monday, October 2, 2017. Eric Blake, of the Brooklin Skiff Club, will be coming in on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Work is being done to get the club organized and constituted. Members of the Board would like to express their concern to Deborah Brewster for her sister’s illness.
  7. Treasurer’s Report
    • September 5, 2017:
         Receipts: $100,443.14
         Warrants:
           Town: $4,898.15
           School: $83,441.89
           Payroll: $7,652.71
           Total: $95,992.75
    • September 12, 2017:
         Receipts: $32,529.80
         Warrants:
           Town: $4,273.26
           School: N/A
           Payroll: $1,448.59
           Total: $5,721.85
    • September 19, 2017:
         Receipts: $17,528.71
         Warrants:
           Town: $5,489.81
           School: $50,072.45
           Payroll: N/A
           Total: $55,562.26
  8. Next meeting: October 10, 2017 at 4:10 p.m.
  9. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:25 p.m. Aye-2, Nay-0

Respectfully submitted,
Valerie Messana, Deputy Clerk


Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Present: Deborah Brewster, Bill Cohen, Laura Sherman, Valerie Messana (Administrative Assistant)

  1. Minutes of the August 22, 2017 meeting were approved and posted on August 24, 2017.
  2. Adoption of General Assistance eligibility maximum guidelines. Motion to adopt was made by Cohen, and seconded by Sherman. Deborah Brewster will attend workshop on this topic in Augusta on September 14, 2017.
  3. Signs for Naskeag Point have been replaced by the Road Commissioner. There are 3 new signs for loading and unloading.
  4. The Selectmen and Broadband Committee will meet with Premium Choice on September 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. A meeting to discuss the findings will be scheduled. The Island Institute will meet on September 18, 2017 for a sharing session on coastal broadband. Selectman Bill Cohen will attend.
  5. Ellery Bane will be here on September 21, 2017. He has appointments scheduled.
  6. Treasurer’s Report
    • August 22, 2017:
         Receipts: $365,677.19
         Warrants:
           Town: $48,740.15
           School: $1,446.72
           Payroll: $1,458.13
           Total: $51,645.00
    • August 29, 2017:
         Receipts: $292,779.29
         Warrants:
           Town: $62,872.38
           School: N/A
           Payroll: $2,920.43
           Total: $65,792.81
  7. Next meeting: September 19, 2017 at 4:10 p.m.
  8. Brewster motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:16 p.m. Aye-3, Nay-0

Respectfully submitted,
Valerie Messana
Deputy Clerk