Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

May 16, 2011


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

Citizens: John & Ruth Nelson, Ben Crehore, Art Ballard, Bill Cooney & Richard DeVries

Guests: Charlotte Boynton (Wiscasset Newspaper), Bob Fairfield & Maryellen Crowley (LCTV Rep)


1. BOS Meeting Commenced:

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


Business Conducted:

2. Warrant: George motioned to approve Warrant # 49, for a total of $101,935.60

 (Payroll - $ 350.00 and Payables - $101,585.60; Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


3. BOS Minutes:

 George motioned to accept the minutes of May 09, 2011 as written; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


4. Citizen Issues:

Art Ballard asked for permission from the Board of Selectmen (BOS) to allow for (2) areas at the Ferry Landing to be used by Island residents to plant and maintain flowers of their choice. The BOS agreed and asked that Art oversee the plantings.

Bill Cooney advised the BOS that the Community Association has offered $200.00 towards the Town Hall annual cleaning process and that he was going to contact Kingdom Cleaners about the $300.00 price they offered to clean the entire building. The BOS was in agreement to proceed before the annual Town Meeting.


5. Lincoln County Television Information:

Maryellen Crowley of LCTV discussed the role of LCTV in the area and the town assessments for the budget year July 2011 through June 2012 for their service. She advised that LCTV was requesting $1,155.00 from Westport Island. The BOS advised Ms. Crowley that they would advise her if her request was added to this year’s warrant.


6. Adjustment to the Selectmen’s Committee Protocol Policy:

George motioned to accept the revised “Committee Protocol” policy; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0. The BOS signed same and entered into the Policy Book.  However, a minor editorial error was found with the “letter to the committee chairs” for the new appointment process and Jerry volunteered to discuss the error with Pam before she sends it out to the committee chairpersons.






7. Lease on Food Pantry Building:

George motioned to allow him to sign a $6.00 six month lease with Kristina Brown-Viesca for  her  building next to the fire station for use by Human Resource Committee as the  food panty; Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0.


8. Change Order on Jetty:

George motioned to pay the DOT authorized $2,730.00 change order for the Jetty ledge probe on cribs # 5 & 6; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


9. Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn the meeting at 08:30 p.m.:  Jerry  2nd, vote 3-0



Respectively Submitted:





George D. Richardson, Jr.                              Gerald A. Bodmer                                          Ross A. Norton 1st Selectman                                                        2nd Selectman                                                  3rd Selectman