Board members present: Reginald J. Lee and John B. Swanton
Citizens present: Mary Ellen
Barnes, Bob Mooney, and Ruth & John Nelson
Guest present:Charlotte Boynton of Wiscasset Newspaper
1.The meeting was called to order at
2.Minutes for the November 2nd
selectmen's meeting were reviewed.Jack
motioned to accept as written; Reggie, 2nd; vote: unanimous.
3.Minutes of the November 2nd public
hearing regarding the town hall painting were reviewed.Jack moved to accept; Reggie, 2nd;
4.Warrant No. 19 for
$31,120.43 was presented.Reggie moved to accept as presented; Jack, 2nd;
5.The trial on the MacNamara Foundation appeal, if needed, will be
on January 25, 26 or 27, 2006.
6.The results of the state
referendum voting on Tuesday were shared.
7.Ruth Nelson reported that at the
previous evening's planning board meeting, the revised "Building Code
Ordinance" was reviewed.Some minor revisions were
made and a couple of suggestions were noted.A revised ordinance is
being prepared and will be forthcoming.
8.Mary Ellen Barnes reported
on the work of the Westport Island Historical Committee, and its desire to
involve more islanders.She is looking
for a safe repository for the 19th century quilt, and is working to
inventory and secure all the items in the town's collection.
She also reported on their planned collaborative efforts
with the town's cemetery committee to validate and republish the cemetery book.
Fire Chief Bob Mooney
brought a draft of the town's emergency operations plan.The Board of Selectmen need to review
and report suggested changes to him by December
The planning board's
conditional permit for a permanent pier and temporary ramp and float on
the property of Carol and David Blake, Map 1, Lot 16.3, was shared with
the Board of Selectmen.
A draft of a letter to
CEO Gary Richardson regarding Ted Christie's pier application was approved and signed.
A letter from the
conservation commission president to the Board of Selectmen suggesting
that the holders of the larger parcels on land on the south end of the
island be made aware of the value of their land
to the conservation of WestportIsland's natural resources
and quality of life.
The town's bank has
notified the town that the interest rate to be paid
to the town will go up from 2.23% to 2.71%.
John Nelson called the attention
of the Board of Selectmen of a hazardous condition resulting from the
parking of a flatbed utility trailer very close to the pavement at the
property of Robert Stanley along the Main Road.
The selectmen agreed to
make known to the citizens that they are seeking people to represent the
town on a committee being established by the DOT
to review the findings of the draft environmental impact study and suggest
changes for the planned Wiscasset by-pass.Possible ways to do this are to have Brenda Bonyun
include this in her next column or let Charlotte Boynton mention it in her
report of the selectmen's meeting.
At , Reggie moved to conclude the meeting.Jack seconded the motion; vote: unanimous.