The Brooklin Town Office

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Present: Deborah Brewster, Bill Cohen, Laura Sherman

  1. Minutes of the July 18, 2017 meeting approved and posted on July 20, 2017.
  2. Tammy has been going through the tax records and has noted numerous properties that are not taking the Homestead Exemption. A letter and application will be mailed to property owners reminding them to apply for this exemption.
  3. Six firms attended the pre-bid conference at Center Harbor on Thursday, Aug 3. Bids for the Center Harbor retaining wall construction are due on Thursday, August 10 at 3 pm. The bids will be opened and acknowledged at the Town Office at that time.
  4. The Selectboard and Treasurer met with 2 people from First Advisors on August 3. No changes will be made to the town’s investments at this time.
  5. Interviews for the Deputy Clerk/Tax Collection/Administrative Assistant are completed. Valerie Messana was hired and will begin on August 22.
  6. The Brooklin School Strategic Planning Committee is encouraging year-round and seasonal residents to sign-up to receive a survey in late-September. Forms are available at the Town Office if you would like to be on the e-mail list.
  7. The Broadband Committee will be meeting on Thursday, August 17 at 1 pm with Fairpoint Communications, and on Thursday, September 14 at 2 pm with Premium Choice Broadband.
  8. Treasurer’s Report:
    • July 18, 2017:
         Receipts: $23,075.43
           Town: $15,840.97
           School: 44,273.04
           Payroll: $3,591.87
           Total: $63,705.88
    • July 25, 2017:
         Receipts: $102,910.05
           Town: $5,581.00
           Payroll: $1,680.99
           Total: $7,261.99
    • August 1, 2017
         Receipts: $205,788.50
           Town: $5,834.16
           School: $40,858.79
           Payroll: $10,590.24
           Total: $57,283.19
  9. Next Meeting: August 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm.
  10. Brewster motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:19 pm. Aye-3, Nay-0