TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

September 22, 2008

 

Present:

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

Citizens: Ron Harrison, Mort Mendes and Ruth & John Nelson

Guests:Charlotte Boynton of Wiscasset Newspaper and Bob Fairfield

 

Meeting Commenced:

1.George called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

 

Business Conducted:

 

2.       Warrant No.12 for $56,588.61 was reviewed.George moved to approve; Ross, 2nd;

Vote: 2-0.

 

3.       A letter was received from Eric Ham of the DEP giving the town an extension on the permit for the boat launch facility.

 

4.       A letter was signed to Dean and Nancy MacFadden regarding Map 1, Lots 53 and 54 stating the lots are grandfathered and as long as they meet septic, well and setback requirements they can be built on.

 

5.       The following abatements were granted and supplemental bills approved:

A.     Conrad Canantit, Map 4, Lot 14.19 for $881.79 - reduction of 50% of land value due to view factor.

B.     Carlos and Ana Menacho, map 4, Lot 14.21 for $657.02 - reduction of 50% of land value due to view factor.

C.     Donald and Cheryl Adams for $561.64, Map 2, Lot 73 - assessed for 2 developed lots.

D.     Rum Cove LLC, Map 5:

1.       Lot RC-15: Assessed for 375 ft. of shorefront.Actual footage is 221 ft. plus lot is entitled to a 50% reduction for view factor resulting in a new assessed value of $172,555. Abatement amount - $1,518.16.

2.       Lot RC-19: Assessed for 375 ft. of shorefront.Actual footage is 237 ft. plus lot is entitled to a 50% reduction for view factor resulting in a new assessed value of $179,835.Abatement amount - $1,479.57.

3.       Lot RC-21: Assessed for 300 ft. of shorefront.Actual footage is 185 ft. plus lot is entitled to a 25% reduction for view factor resulting in a new assessed value of $230,325.Abatement amount - $989.38.

4.       Lot RC-23: Assessed for 190 ft. of shorefront.Actual footage is 209 ft. plus lot is entitled to a 25% reduction for view factor resulting in a new assessed value of$250,642.Abatement amount - $332.62.

5.       Lot RC-60A: Assessed for 267 ft. of shorefront.Actual footage is 600 ft. resulting in an increase in assessed value of $128,030.Supplemental bill amount - $678.56.

 

E.      The following motions were made, seconded and approved by a vote of 2-0:

1.       Motion by Ross to send a letter to Rum Cove LLC stating the selectmen agree with CMA Gene Huskinsí findings.

2.       Motion by George to approve the abatements previously listed.

 

6.       CMA Gene Huskins recommended the farmland application of Mario and Veronica DePietroís be denied because the application was filed too late.The application for abatement by William Sartoris was also denied. Ross motioned to send letters to the DePietroís and the Sartorisí agreeing with the recommendations of CMA Gene Huskins.George seconded the motion; Vote: 2-0.

 

7.       George moved to hold a public hearing on the salt shed for the town at a later date; Ross, 2nd; Vote: 2-0.

 

8.       George moved to decline the offer of Mort Mendes and Ron Harrison for the town to rentRonís salt shed.Ross seconded the motion; Vote: 2-0.

 

10.   George made a motion to sell approximately 400 cyd of road sand stored at Ron Harrisonís facility for $7.00 per cubic yard to Ron; Ross, 2nd; Vote: 2-0. Ron declined the offer.

 

11.   An anonymous letter was received complaining about the mosquitoes encountered while walking past the Mendesí property on Main Road.

 

Meeting Adjourned:

 

12.†† George motioned to adjourn at 8:33 pm; Ross, 2nd; Vote 2-0.The meeting was adjourned.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.†††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

 

 

Ross Norton