TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

May 23, 2007

 

Present:

 

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

 

Citizens: Bill Cooney, Ben Crehore, Ruth & John Nelson, Carol & David Spiegel and Marianne Williams

 

Guests:P.O.D. Students from Wiscasset High School - Catherine Berry, Jessica Nicely, Melissa Sell, Connor Walsh, Kathleen Webster, and 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. 47 for $255,262.40 was reviewed. George moved approve; Brenda, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

3.      Minutes for the May 15, 2007 meeting were reviewed. George moved to approve; Jack, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

4.      Citizensí Issues:Bill Cooney for the Town Hall Committee reported:

    1. The plumber will be at the Town Hall next Tuesday.
    2. The Committee wanted to go on record that it would prefer that no pavingbe done at the Town Hall, but if it had to be, then the south side was definitely preferred.

 

5.      Two bids for site planning for the sand and salt shed were reviewed.George moved to accept the bid from Pine Tree Engineering for $17,400.Jack seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.(The bid from Sebago Technics was $23,400.)

 

6.      George moved to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2007 emergency Board of Selectmen meeting; Brenda, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

7.      George moved to approve the minutes of the May 21, 2007 emergency Board of Selectmen meeting; Jack, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

 

8.      George moved to set the public hearing for the citizensí petition for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2007.Brenda seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

9.      On June 5, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, there will be a public information meeting concerning the ferry landing project.

 

10.  The minutes of the May 19, 2007 Board of Assessors meeting were reviewed.Jack moved to accept; Brenda, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

11.  Additional Citizenís Issues:

    1. John Nelson - The Conservation Commission would like to know how much sand and salt was used for the past few years.
    2. Marianne Williams gave the Board a letter proposing a flag committee be formed to research the correct size flag for the pole at the head of the island and find a suitable replacement, take over the raising and lowering duties, and look into nighttime lighting.The idea seemed like it would fly.George moved to table action on this proposal until other interested people could be contacted.Brenda seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

Meeting Adjourned:

 

12.  Brenda moved to adjourn at 8:59 p.m.; George, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.

 

 

 

Brenda J. Bonyun

 

 

 

John B. Swanton