TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

APRIL 7, 2008

 

Present:

 

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

Citizens:  Albert and Barbara Greenleaf, Dennis Dunbar, Ruth Nelson

Guest:  Charlotte Boynton of the Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Meeting Commenced:

 

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

 

Business Conducted: 

 

2.  Warrants 41 and 41A for a total of $19,013.24 were reviewed.  George moved to approve following a check on the totals by Susan. Jack seconded the motion; vote 3-0.

 

3.   Minutes from March 24th and March 31st were reviewed. George moved to approve as written; Brenda, 2nd; vote 3-0.

 

4.   Citizens Issues: 

      A.  Albert Greenleaf has a dispute with abutters regarding property lines and Baker Road.  He displayed maps and deeds.  The B.O.S. told Albert they could only attend to matters concerning the town road and asked him to submit a written copy of his request to the board. Albert agreed to discuss it with his lawyer and develop a letter.

      B.     The B.O.S. read a letter from James Cromwell regarding the issue of the property dispute and Baker Road.  There are several questions in the letter which the B.O.S. will attempt to answer.

 

5.   Ruth Nelson reported on an upcoming Planning Board issue and stated she has noticed that the Budget Committee has scheduled additional meetings due to time constraints.

 

7.   The B.O.S. reviewed Tom and Mary Lou Jacoby’s harvesting plan.  Jack moved to have the First Selectman sign the plan.  Brenda seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

8.   David Forest has applied for tree growth.  The B.O.S. will review it with the C.M.A.

 

9.   The B.O.S. discussed the following property abatements and supplemental tax bills:

      Tom and Mary Lou Jacoby           M2 L82 Abatement for $355.10

      Lois Mason                                  M2/L34 Abatement for $1,056.76

      Connie Ostis                                M3/L57 Abatement for $1,364.75

      Bruce Stedman                            M5/L30  Abatement: $91.47 plus (supplemental bill for cottage)

      Deb Crawford                              M3/L28  Abatement $338.88 and  Supplemental Bills $54.84

      Barbara Rebeiro                           M4/L39  Supplemental Bill for $31.80 for extra bathroom.

 

The Mackies                    M/L75&76 for $0.   They need to show a surveyor’s plan to

prove there is less waterfront than shown on their current tax card.

 

      George motioned to grant these abatements and bill the supplementals; Jack, 2nd; vote 3-0.

     

10.  The following Public Hearings have been noticed and set for Saturday, April 26th:

      A. Jon Blaisdell, M2/L29 ramp and float                                                                9:00 a.m.

      B. Lydia Feeley Kitfield, M4/ Lots 41.1 and 53 ramp and float                                9:30 a.m.

      C. Richard Lorenson, M5/L23 ramp and float                                                         10:15 a.m.

      D. Brad Adler, M7/L16  pier, ramp, float                                                               11:00 a.m.

 

11. The Board discussed proposed changes to the sand/salt facility suggested by the road committee. The B.O.S. will bring the changes to Pine Tree Engineering.

 

Meeting Adjourned:

 

12. George moved to adjourn at 9:35 p.m.; Jack, 2nd; vote 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.

 

 

 

Brenda J. Bonyun

 

 

 

John B. Swanton