The Brooklin Town Office

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Present: Deborah Brewster, Bill Cohen, Laura Sherman and Monique from The Weekly Packet

  1. Minutes of the February 14, 2017 meeting approved and posted on February 16, 2017.
  2. The warrant for annual Town Meeting was approved and signed. The total municipal (excluding the school) tax dollars requested to be raised/ appropriated is $604,743.00 which is approximately $10,000 less than last year.
  3. The Board received Center Harbor easement agreement language from the Town attorney, this information will be posted with the Town warrant. Center Harbor retaining wall engineering drawings will also be on display at the Town meeting and copies are available at the Town Office.
  4. Axiom’s final draft report has arrived, the Board needs to review and discuss. There will be time during Town meeting for discussion and an update on broadband.
  5. Cohen plans to attend a meeting on March 7 at 6:00 pm concerning replacing the Brooklin-Sedgwick Bridge And Sherman will be attending the meeting on March 8 about replacing the Falls Bridge in Blue Hill.
  6. Treasurer’s Report:
    • February 14, 2017:
      Receipts: $33,500.50
      Warrants:
         Town: $5414.03
         School:$57,159.60
         Total: $62,573.63
    • February 21, 2017:
         Receipts: $15,157.57
      Warrants:
         Town: $33,163.58
  7. Next Meeting: March 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm.
  8. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:15 pm. Aye-3, Nay-0

Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Present: Deborah Brewster, Bill Cohen, Laura Sherman

  1. Minutes of the January 31, 2017 meeting approved and posted on February 2, 2017.
  2. The Town Report is mostly compiled at this point. Waiting for two reports and two warrant articles.
  3. The Selectboard met with the President and Engineer from Axiom Technologies on Thursday, February 9 to receive the contracted Community Technology Plan. Cohen noted that one element was missing from the report: a plan for a hybrid system. Currently the report shows plans for 100% fiber and 100% wireless connections, and also potential funding sources. Axiom will revise the report to include a fiber and wireless hybrid system within two weeks. The Board will be reviewing the report in greater detail while waiting for the revision. Axiom also noted that ten Brooklin residents have shown interest in attending Digital Literacy Training which will be sponsored by the Island Institute.
  4. The Blue Hill Selectboard has requested one member of the Brooklin Selectboard be on the Falls Bridge Advisory Committee. Brewster will serve on the committee.
  5. Treasurer’s Report:
    • January 31, 2017:
      Receipts: $214,880.45
      Warrants:
         Town: $6740.15
         Payroll: $260.78
         School: $59,867.47
         Total: $66,868.40
    • February 7, 2017:
      Receipts: $44,563.48
      Warrants:    Town: $49,544.54
         Payroll: $8,485.32
         Total: $58,029.86
  6. Next Meeting: February 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm.
  7. Cohen motioned, Sherman seconded to adjourn at 4:21 pm. Aye-3, Nay-0