Selectmen’s Meeting 10.03.17

Sorry that this is so late – we’ve had an extremely busy week here at Gillis Gardens, and I’m just now able to sit and reread thru our notes for this last meeting.

Quick-ish meeting this last Tuesday, but as always, a lot was covered. So here we go-

Tax exemptions were signed by the selectmen – we had quite a few homestead and some veteran. Warrants were also signed later on in the evening, as well as the paperwork to have the towns MIL Rate be 30.

Public comment was taken – I griped about the yield sign in the middle of town and how useless it is. Every one agreed, but legally it is facing the way it is supposed to. Super Lame.

It was noted that the dugouts at the little league field are in need of roof repairs if we want them to last the winter, with more work needed this spring.

The School Board needed a member appointed – there were four names put in, including myself. A selectman nominated me, one abstained from the vote and the other seconded my nomination. So I’m on the school board guys! My first meeting is on the 18th.

MrGillis has put in his name as a volunteer to learn how to tune the town clock. The selectmen all liked this idea and the town manager will be talking to the current clock guys to see if they have time to train my hubby. This led to a short discussion of the history of the clock, and the cost analysis of cleaning and maintaining it.

The final bill for the road work came in- it was a little higher then expected, and the selectmen asked the Town Manager to get an explanation as to why. Overall, the mood of the town is positive about the repairs. The Town Manager let everyone know that there was no more cold patch for sale at this time of year, and we’ll have to wait til spring to get more.

The recycling contract had been put out for bid, and received none. The Town Manager took on the responsibility of finding contacts so the town could do its own recycling management. It was noted that the transfer station is taking in more money on a weekly basis.

Lastly, for the public portion of the meeting, community events were discussed. The trunk or treat and the door decoration contests are still being organized- I actually just got done decorating the office door before sitting down to write this. The last town event, a potluck and dance, broke even at the door. There is another dance planned for October 22- a good old fashioned costume social! There was also some other ideas thrown into the mix – craft fairs, more expos with agencies like the USDA, etc.

Also on this note- the office people have been working on getting different state agencies to come to town to help town’s people learn about services that may be available to them. Please call the town office for more details on that.

After this, they kicked us out for an executive session, but overall it was another great meeting with a lot accomplished.

Next meeting is October 17th 6pm- be there or be out of the loop.

Until next time, have a wicked good day!





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This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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