OCTOBER 18, 2006




Selectmen:  George D. Richardson, Jr., Brenda J. Bonyun and John B. Swanton


Citizens:  Ben Crehore, John & Ruth Nelson and Sarah Rhinelander


Meeting Commenced:


  1. George called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.  A quorum was present.


Business Conducted:


  2. Warrant No.16 for $9,511.38 was reviewed.  George motioned to approve; Brenda, 2nd; vote: unanimous.


  3. Minutes of the October 11, 2006 meeting were reviewed.  George motioned to approve as written;

      Brenda, 2nd; vote: 2-0-1.  (Jack was not present at that meeting.)


  4. Sarah Rhinelander submitted the final report of the Compensation Committee and also a cover letter

      asking if the selectmen wanted them to continue to meet and do some research on questions that had

      arisen to prepare for next year.


  5. Citizens’ Issues:

       A.  Ben asked when the tax bills would be going out.

       B.  John asked if the selectmen should limit the amount of salt to be spread during the winter to avoid

            problems with island wells.


  6. A letter to E. Davies Allan thanking him for his work clearing the stumps from the sand & salt shed area

      was signed.


  7. A letter to Clarence and Hazel Colby concerning granting them an abatement was signed.


  8. The public hearing on the referendum questions for the upcoming election has been rescheduled

      for October 26 at 7:00 p.m.


  9. A letter from the Department of Conservation relating to a problem with funding extra engineering work

      by Pine Tree Engineering was reviewed.  They requested George sign and return the letter.  Jack moved

      and Brenda seconded a motion for George to comply.  The vote was unanimous.


10. George moved to appoint Mary E. (Mickie) Smith to the Ad Hoc Committee for Wright House and Non-

      Easement Property Committee to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jon Williams.  Brenda

      seconded the motion; vote: unanimous.


11. Theodore Graff’s request for a copy of his property card, his neighbor’s card and a meeting with the

      CMA was answered by George that the CMA will be available the weekend of November 11 and 12.


12. A letter from Reed Valleau was received explaining that the reported code violation was unwarranted as

      he has not used his boathouse as a dwelling.


Meeting Adjourned:


 13. George moved to adjourn at 9:06 p.m. Brenda seconded; vote: unanimous.


Respectfully submitted,


Westport Island Board of Selectmen




George D. Richardson, Jr.                                                         




Brenda J. Bonyun




John B. Swanton