Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

March 28, 2011




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

Citizens: John & Ruth Nelson, Ben Crehore, Richard DeVries

Guests:  Charlotte Boynton (Wiscasset News), Bob Fairfield, Steve DeWick & Chris Main (Pine Tree Engineering)


1. BOS Meeting Commenced;

George called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.


Business Conducted:

2. Back Taxes: George advised the BOS that currently (approximately) $226,000.00 in back taxes were still unpaid and due to the Town.


3. Warrant: George motioned to approve Warrant #42, for a total of $32,503.60

 (Payroll - $6,144.17 and Payables - $26.359.43) Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


4. BOS Minutes:

 George motioned to accept the minutes of March 14, 2011 as written; Ross  2nd, vote 3-0

 George motioned to accept the minutes of March 21, 2011 as written; Jerry  2nd, vote 3-0


5. Jetty Project: Steve DeWick (Pine Tree Engineering) explained the Jetty project progress and issues to date. George motioned to accept Steve’s revised design on Jetty Cribs #5 & 6 in order to construct within the site conditions discovered as long as all necessary permits were obtained to do so. DeWick offered to pay all additional permit fees required; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


6. Committee Appointments: The BOS reviewed the Town Clerk’s (Pam Fernier) plan for handling committee appointments and determined that Pam could start the new process. George motioned to allow the Town Clerk to begin the appointment process by expiring all appointed committee positions (with term limits) on June 30, 2011 and requesting all committee members be sworn in on July 1, 2011 to serve the designated term limit assigned for that committee member; Ross  2nd, vote 3-0


7. Meeting Adjourned: George moved to adjourn the meeting at 08:25 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