MARCH 21, 2007




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

Citizens:                        Dennis & Rhonda Cromwell, Dennis Dunbar, Mona Greenleaf, Debra &

Ron Harrison and John & Ruth Nelson

Guest:                           Charlotte Boynton of the Wiscasset Newspaper


Meeting Commenced:

1.       George called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. A quorum was present.


Business Conducted:

2.       Warrant No. 38 for $5,595.08 was presented. George moved to accept; Jack, 2nd; vote: 2-0

3.       Minutes of March 14, 2007 were reviewed. George moved to accept; Jack, 2nd; vote: 2-0.

4.       Citizens Issues:

a.                   Dennis Dunbar asked about the length of budget committee terms.  George shared with him the research he had from MMA that points out that they have to be 1 year terms only, since Westport Island has no charter or Budget Committee Ordinance that specify otherwise. A discussion followed about how an ordinance becomes law.  It was recognized that usually a town committee recommends it to the legislative body for a vote at town meeting.  One of the tasks the new budget committee might take on could be the drafting of a Budget Committee Ordinance.

b.                   Bill Cooney of the Town Hall Committee reported that the balcony project is done.  He would like to store the 6 old tables somewhere else.  He and Jack were given a state report on the town’s polling place accessibility issues that need correcting.  He asked if he could hire Dedee Greenleaf to clean-up.  George approved and Jack seconded; vote: 2-0.

c.                   Dennis Dunbar provided updates to the county’s description of Westport Island for inclusion in the county informational brochure and map.

d.                   Ron Harrison asked if a “Pass at Your Own Risk” sign posted on a town road removes town responsibility.  The Selectmen said they did not know.  They will look into it.

5.       George moved to appoint Mike Cromwell to the Human Resource Committee; Jack, 2nd;

       vote: 2-0.













Meeting adjourned:


6.   George motioned to adjourn at 8:01; Jack, 2nd; vote: 2-0


Respectfully submitted,



George D. Richardson, Jr.                                 



John B. Swanton