Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

January 30, 2012



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

Citizens: Ruth Nelson, Ann & Neil Cavanaugh, Carol Bodmer

Guests:  Charlotte Boynton (Wiscasset Newspaper), Robert Canfield


1. BOS Meeting Commenced:

George called the meeting to order at 07:05 p.m.


Business Conducted;


2. Warrant:  

George motioned to approve Warrant # 31 for a total of $23,289.18

 (Payroll- $522.00 Payables- $22,767.18); Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


3. Town Elections:

George motioned to move the Town Election to Tuesday, June 12th to coordinate with the State Primary. Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


4. Westport Island Town Meeting:

George motioned to hold the Westport Island Town Meeting on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

 Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


5. Certificates of Appreciation:

Emily Adler (President of Westport Island Community Association) has asked the Selectman to create a certificate of appreciation for the (WICA) to present to two members; Charlie Howe for his dedication in caring for our Historic Church for over 20 years and Georgia Sledge, she has retired from Directing and Coordinating the Christmas Caroling and Services for the last 10 years.


6. Permit for sea wall:

Richard McLellan’s submitted an application to DEP for a permit to build sea walls to stop erosion. DEP wrote a letter to the selectmen regarding this application.  The selectmen are requesting the CEO and the Planning Board to look over the application.






 7. Appointments & Direction:

There will be appointments and a direction meeting will be held with the Ad Hoc Westport Island School Research Committee on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. 


8.  RSU #12 Board of Directors Seat Open:

Michelle Chartier’s seat on the RSU #12 Board of Directors will be up for reelection.  Her term ends June 30, 2012.  Anyone interested in this seat should contact the selectman at the Town Office.


9.  The Jetty Project:

George motioned to approve contract amendment #3 for the Westport Island Jetty Project.  Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


9. Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn the meeting at 07:55 p.m.; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


Respectfully submitted, 



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

1st Selectman                                                               2nd Selectman                                                         3rd Selectman