Herbert Ramsdell, Kathy Maddocks and Barry Gammon were in attendance.
Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.
This meeting was videotaped by Dave Smith.
Forester St. Savior was in to briefly discuss a landowner's tree growth.
David Smith reported on a telephone conversation he had with Sen. Jim Libby regarding York Cumberland Housing's proposed multi-family housing facility on Route 25. Dave reported that Sen. Libby was unaware of the Town's position at the time he endorsed the project. Sen. Libby advised Dave that if the Town's opposition to this project could be established, then he would work to protect the interests of the Town. Dave Smith will be obtaining signatures on a non-official petition form to supply Sen. Libby with the information he requires. Dave inquired whether it would be appropriate for this signature sheet to be left at the town office for circulation, in addition to the sheets which he will be circulating in person. This request was taken under consideration.
Planning Board member Kreg Rose, Ron and Justin Dearborn and R. Perrio were in to discuss the Mill Turn Road and its upgrade as its use related to Dearborn Bros. proposed gravel pit. The purpose of the meeting with this Board was simply to determine what, if anything, the Town would be in a position to do concerning upgrading and paving of the roadway. Planning Board member Rose and Dearborn Bros. were informed by this Board that the Town would simply continue to maintain the roadway in the manner in which it had normally been maintained. The Board further stated that if Dearborn Bros., at its own expense, wanted to improve the road and build the roadway up with gravel, then the Town would certainly not object; however, the Town would not be paving the Mill Turn Road at this time, whether or not any improvements were made by Dearborn Bros. or by anyone else This Board further advised that if the culvert needed to replaced at this time, then the Town would assume responsibility for that replacement. Dearborn Bros. was also advised that should it become evident that it were responsible for damaging or destroying the roadway in any way with its heavy equipment, then the Town would be looking to it to finance any and all necessary repairs. Dearborn Bros. was also advised that the closing of roadways in the spring is made on an individual inspection of each road to determine whether or not closure is warranted, that there is no "blanket" closing of Town roadways currently being imposed, and that, like any other road in town, should the Mill Turn Road need to be closed to heavy equipment in the spring, then it would be so closed whether Dearborn Bros. is using its pit or not.
The Selectmen adjourned the public session of this meeting and went into Executive Session for the discussion of property taxes and rescue personnel issues.
Mail was reviewed.
Weekly warrant was completed.
No further business to come before the meeting, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:50 pm.
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