TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

AUGUST 30, 2006

(As amended 9/13/06)

Present: 

 

Board Members:  George D. Richardson, Jr., Brenda J. Bonyun, Jack B. Swanton

 

Citizens:  David Bertran, Ben Crehore and Richard DeVries

 

Guests:  Charlotte Boynton of the Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Presentation by Richard Devries:  Richard presented a power point preview of information he plans to

take to Jim Rier in Augusta on Friday.  The information focuses on lack of school subsidy to Westport

Island.

 

Meeting Commenced:

 

1.                  George called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

 

Business Conducted:

 

2.       There was a discussion among two compensation committee members, Richard Devries and David Bertran, and the BOS regarding the mission statement for the Compensation Committee.

 

3.       Warrant No. 9 for $5443.52 was presented. George moved to accept; Jack 2nd; vote 3-0.

 

4.       The minutes of the August 23rd meeting were reviewed. George moved to accept; Brenda, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

5.       Jack read a letter requested by Larry O’Toole concerning a non-conforming deck on Map 7.  George said that he believed the letter should not be signed until the question could be researched. Brenda agreed. 

 

6.       The Management & Discussion letter for the auditor for fiscal year ending 6/30/05, (6 months) was reviewed by the BOS.  George made a motion to approve the letter and forward to Bob Bartlett at Bruce Nadeau’s office. Brenda seconded the motion; vote 3-0.


7.       The BOS reviewed a letter from the Boothbay Region Humane Society requesting a contract with the town for acceptance and care of animals brought in.  Jack motioned to accept the contract; Brenda, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

8.       Bill Dale has asked if the town wants to re-negotiate with the Andersons regarding their assessment.  The selectmen agreed their first offer was fair and just.  George made a motion to call Bill Dale and refuse to negotiate a reduction with Atty. Jonathan Goldberg reference the Andersons assessment.  Jack seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

9.       George made a motion to sign the contract with DECD for $15,600 in grant money for the town hall painting and furnace projects.  Brenda 2nd. Vote 3-0.

 

10.   The BOS reviewed CMA Eugene Huskins’ letter of reply to Dennis Dunbar regarding his questions about depreciation.  George moved to send the letter to Mr. Dunbar; Jack, 2nd;  vote: 3-0.

 

11.   The BOS reviewed the proposed abatement for Whitney/Axelrad property in the amount of $63,030.00. George motioned to sign the abatement for Map 3, Lot 12.12 in the amount of $63,030.00. Brenda seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

12.   The BOS reviewed a proposed abatement for Alan and Judith Bebout because of their missing ramp and float.  George moved to approve the abatement for Map 4, Lot 38/PP for the amount of $4,000. Brenda seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

13.   Jack made a motion for George to be allowed to sign the building and pier permit for the Municipal Landing. Brenda 2nd. Vote 3-0.

 

Meeting Adjourned:

 

2.      George moved to adjourn at 9:10 p.m.; Brenda, 2nd; Vote: unanimous. The meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.                        

 

 

 

Brenda J. Bonyun                                     

 

 

 

John B. Swanton