6 Fowles Point Road
      Westport Island, ME 04578






Text Box:                                                                              Office of the Selectmen




Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

August 8, 2011



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

Citizens: John & Ruth Nelson, Neil & Ann Cavanaugh, Carole Bodmer, Gary Richardson

Guests: Charlotte Boynton (Wiscasset Newspaper), Bob Fairfield


1. BOS Meeting Commenced:

George called the meeting to order at 07:02 p.m.


Business Conducted:

2. Warrant:

George motioned to approve Warrant # 6, for a total of $4,036.69                       

 (Payroll- $484.00 and Payables- $3,552.69); Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


3. Accepting Minutes:

George moved to accept the minutes of 7-25-2011.   Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


4. Accepting Minutes:

George moved to accept the minutes of 7-11-2011.  Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


5. Training Course for Municipal Clerk & Registrar:

The Secretary of State has notified our office that the Municipal Clerk and Registrar of Voters must attend a training session every 2 years in regards to Conduct of Elections and Voter Registration.


6. Wright Committee Makes Path:

The Wright Committee has made a path from the parking lot out to the point behind the rental house for picnic use.


7.   Wright House Step Repair:                                                                                                  George motioned to approve $100.00 to repair the steps at the Wright House.  Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0









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8.  Vote at MMA:

George moved to vote for Stephen Bunker as Vice President of the Executive Committee (MMA).  Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0

George moved to vote for members of the Board of Directors of the Executive Committee (MMA) as Errol Additon, Beurmond Banville & Laurie Smith. 

Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


9.  Smart Meter:

George motioned to let Central Maine Power put a smart meter on the town office.  Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


10. Health Officer Gets Complaint:

The Health Officer (Ann Cavanaugh) has had a complaint that dog & Cat feces and other debris has been found along Sandy Richardson’s property line.  The Health Officer has written a letter to Albert Greenleaf notifying him of the same and asking him to clean-up the debris on his side of the property line.

George motioned to send this letter to Albert Greenleaf.  Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


11.  Granite Bench Donated:

Skip Charles has donated a Granite Bench to be put on Clough Point.  A big thank you goes to the Charles family for their generous donation.  It will be greatly appreciated by the citizens of Westport Island.


12. Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn the public meeting at 08:05 p.m. and enter into Executive Session.

Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


13:  Executive Session:

George moved to exit Executive Session at 8:32 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