Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

January 10, 2011



Selectmen:            George D. Richardson, Jr., Gerald A. Bodmer, Ross A. Norton

Citizens:                John & Ruth Nelson, Reginald Lee


Meeting Commenced:


1. George called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.


Business Conducted:


2. Warrant:  George motioned to approve Warrant #29, for a total of $27,218.55.  (Payroll - $4,044.25 and Payables $23,174.30); Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


3. Minutes:  The minutes of the Jan. 03, 2011 meeting were reviewed. George motioned to accept the minutes as amended to read Warrant #28 versus Warrant #23; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


4. Citizen Issues:

A. Reginald Lee proposed the BOS be reduced from 3 to 2 with no further explanation but when asked for a reason by the BOS he advised he would provide details at a future time. The BOS acknowledged his proposal.

B. Ruth Nelson asked if the BOS had found a new candidate for the Planning Board Alternate position. George advised that he had a candidate in mind but had not made contact yet.


5. Town Office Emergency Generator:  George motioned to authorize installation of  the emergency generator circuit Gentran Box, receptacle and wiring in the Town office by electrician Jay Lincoln for his proposed price of $400.00;  Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


6. Jetty Project:  George motioned to approve the $135.00 DEP fee to extend the timing of the activity change from March 15, 2011 to April 9, 2011 for the Jetty, Ramp & Float, to match the Army Corps dates; Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0. 


7. Ferry Road Guard Rail:  George acknowledged receipt of a bid proposal from G&D Contractors for building a guard rail at the Ferry Landing. The BOS tabled for further discussion.


8. MMA membership dues change:  George read a letter from MMA advising of a town membership dues increase of 1.5% to 2.0% depending on the size of the town.


9. Meeting Adjourned:


George moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 p.m.; Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


Respectively Submitted,




George D. Richardson, Jr.                                   Gerald A. Bodmer                                               Ross A.Norton

1st Selectman                                                        2nd Selectman                                                       3rd Selectman