The Brooklin Town Office

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

  1. Minutes of the April 4, 2017 meeting were approved and posted on April 6, 2017.
  2. The Select Board received a copy of the submission to Maine DEP for the wall work in Center Harbor. A copy for residents to review will be kept in the map room at the Town Office. Cohen added that this was just an application and that citizens input will be considered in the final design. The project will not be going to bid until late summer.
  3. The Blue Hill Falls Bridge Advisory committee met last week and the next meeting will be on April 24, 2017 at 8:00 am at the bridge. Brewster stated she would get the confirmed dates and times of the bridge closure and those would be posted on the Town website and the Facebook page.
  4. The Town Office will be closed on Thursday, May 4th, due to training workshops.
  5. FREE Website Design and Facebook for Business workshops are being offered at the Town Office. Space is still available. Register by contacting Sharon at Axiom at 255-4917 or classes@connectwithaxiom.com
  6. Treasurer’s Report:
    • April 4, 2017:
         Receipts: $14,027.55
         Warrants:
           Town: $42,931.13
           Payroll: $7,842.93
           Total: $50,774.06
    • April 11, 2017:
         Receipts: $30,280.79
         Warrants:
           Town: $1,408.54
           School: $47,235.45
           Total: $48,643.99
  7. Next Meeting: May 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm.
  8. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:22 pm. Aye-3, Nay-0

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

  1. Minutes of the March 21, 2017 meeting approved and posted on March 30, 2017.
  2. The Select Board has followed up with several comments and suggestions from the annual Town meeting held on April 1. Brewster reports that she spoke with a representative from the Blue Hill YMCA and was assured that Brooklin residents would be eligible for benefits when the YMCA becomes open during weekend hours. Brewster also reports that the board has discussed with the ACO, Carol Ann Cutler concerning a complaint and Sherman states that a work order is in place for the streetlight repair across from the post office.
  3. Brewster pointed out that reappointments were needed for Michael Schneider for Planning Board, Robert Courtot for Appeals Board, David Tarr for the Shellfish Committee as well as the replacement of Cecil Holden’s position.
  4. The Select Board expresses gratitude to Tammy Andrews, Gigi Hardy and Heather Candage for their hard work and preparation for the Town Meeting.
  5. There will be a Blue Hill Falls Bridge meeting April 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Blue Hill Town Hall.
  6. Cohen reports that the Town Assessor, Ellery Bane expects to have his field work done by mid-May. He will then finish up on June 5 with the intent to have the taxes committed on June 6.
  7. The Select Board elected Deborah Brewster as chair of the board for one year. All other standing board commitments will remain the same. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to appoint Carol Ann Cutler as ACO for one year and Judy Jenkins as deputy plumbing inspector each for one year.
  8. A memorandum of understanding was signed and notarized between the Select board and Steve White regarding an easement at the end of Center Harbor road and the Brooklin Boat Yard.
  9. The board plans to apply for a DEP permit within the next two weeks for the construction of a retaining wall at the end of Center Harbor Road. Bids for construction will go out mid-summer with hopes of the project to begin in the fall.
  10. Treasurer’s Report:
    • March 21, 2017:
         Receipts: $20,096.37
         Warrants:
           Town: $36,954.89
           Total: $36,954.89
    • March 28, 2017:
         Receipts: $12,650.33
         Warrants:
           Town: $2,052.19
           School: $74,502.14
           Payroll: $1,163.76
           Total: $77,718.09
  11. Next Meeting: April 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm.
  12. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:27 pm. Aye-3, Nay-0