TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

August 18, 2008

 

Present:

 

Board members: George D. Richardson, Jr. and Ross Norton                  

Citizens: Ben Crehore, Dana Cromwell, Dennis Cromwell, Mark Cromwell, Dennis Dunbar, Ron Harrison, Mort Mendes and John & Ruth Nelson

Guests:  Charlotte Boynton of Wiscasset Newspaper and Bob Fairfield

 

Meeting Commenced:

 

1.  George called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.

 

Business Conducted:

 

2.       The two snow removal bids for a 3-year contract were opened; one from G&D Cromwell for $220,200. and one from Harrison General Contractors for $298,534.  George motioned to accept the bid from G&D Cromwell; Ross, 2nd; Vote: 2-0.

 

3.       George motioned to amend and accept the roadside mowing bid from Albert Greenleaf for $1,400.; Ross, 2nd; Vote; 2-0.

 

4.       Mort Mendes expressed concern about the Hodgdon’s yard being messy, and asked if something could be done.  George asked Mort to put the request in writing.

 

5.       Warrant No. 7 was approved with the following changes:  Burgess Computers charged tax on the new telephone system.  George will call to correct and a new check will be cut.  There was an error on the school warrant that was corrected by Sandra Crehore.

 

6.       George motioned to appoint the following:  Eugene Fairfield as an alternate to the Shellfish Committee for 1 year; Clement Sledge as Shellfish Warden for 3 years; Troy Hodgdon to the Wright Property Committee for 1 year; and Newt Blakesley to the Human Resource Committee.  Ross seconded the motions; Vote: 2-0.

 

7.       A heating forum is planned for September 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Lincoln Academy Campus Cafeteria in Newcastle.

 

8.       Ruth Nelson asked about permission to begin work on the Ferry Road/Main Road intersection hill.  George said we have the permit.

 

 

 

Meeting Adjourned:

 

9.       George motioned to adjourn at 8:00 pm; Ross, 2nd; Vote 2-0.  The meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.

 

 

 

Ross Norton