TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

APRIL 11, 2007

 

Present:

 

Board members:  George D. Richardson, Jr., Brenda J. Bonyun and John B. Swanton

Citizens:  Art Ballard, Bill Cooney, Ben Crehore, Dennis & Rhonda Cromwell, Richard DeVries,

                Mort Mendes, Ruth Nelson and David & Carol Spiegel

Guests:  Charlotte Boynton of the Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Meeting Commenced:

 

1.      George called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. 

 

Business Conducted:

 

2.  Warrant No. 41 for $202,161.04 was presented. George moved to accept; Brenda, 2nd; Vote 3-0

 

3.      The minutes from March 28, 2007 meeting were reviewed. George moved to approve as written; Jack, 2nd; Vote 3-0

 

Citizens Issues:

 

4.  Bill Cooney reported on the Town Hall:

  1. Bill reported on what is needed to correct for handicapped voter access.  He will get estimates.  Bill Hopkins is drawing the plan.
  2. Re-roofing estimates are coming, and the ridge-vent idea was laid to rest by the Historical Committee.
  3. Bronze plaque prices are high ($520.00).  Wood is only $100.00.  George will check on the Dogget Fund and with David Soule.
  4. Bill would like to buy felt tips for all the wooden chairs for about $25-30.00.  George moved to approve; Jack, 2nd; Vote: 3-0

 

5.   Mort Mendes presented a list from Dennis Dunbar of 9 issues he would like to be on the Town Meeting Warrant in June.  George moved to have the Board of Selectmen consider these points when we work on the warrant.  Brenda seconded the motion; Vote: 3-0


     

Other Business:

 

6.      Dates were made for abatement hearings for the following properties:

a.       The Kain property, Map 7, Lot 69.7 for June 2, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.

b.      The Hodgkins/Williams property, Map 2, Lot 4 for April 21, 2007.

 

Abatements for the following properties were approved:

  1. Map 1, Lot 79.2 for $1,012.12 for open space (70% reduction).  George moved; Brenda, 2nd; Vote: 3-0
  2. Map 1, Lot 79.1 for $1,511.90 for open space (70% reduction).  George moved; Brenda, 2nd; Vote: 3-0

 

7.      A questionnaire about turning over 20% of our excise tax revenue to fix state-aid roads was reviewed.  The B.O.S. answered no and signed the questionnaire.

 

8.      George moved to approve the project agreement for the Clough Point Trail Project; Jack, 2nd;

Vote: 3-0.  George signed the agreement for the Town.

 

9.   George moved to have Susan prepare an answer to Patti Mendes’ FOAA request about recent tax bills, regular and supplemental, and number of taxable properties on Westport.  Brenda seconded the motion; Vote: 3-0.

 

10.  A letter from Pine Tree Engineering reporting on the expected maintenance costs of a public restroom facility was reviewed.

 

11. Dick DeVries asked for approval to speak before the State Legislative Rural Caucus concerning the findings of the School Subsidy Ad-Hoc Committee study.  All B.O.S. members heartedly agreed.

 

   Meeting Adjourned:

 

12.  George moved to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.; Brenda, 2nd; Vote: 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

      George D. Richardson, Jr.

 

           

Brenda J. Bonyun                                

 

 

John B. Swanton