AUGUST 30, 2006

(As amended 9/13/06)



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



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