TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

NOVEMBER 30, 2009

 

Present:

Selectmen:        George D. Richardson, Jr., Gerald A. Bodmer and Ross Norton

Citizens:            Art Ballard, Mary Ellen Barnes and Richard DeVries

Guests:                         Charlotte Boynton of Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Meeting Commenced: 

1. Selectman George D. Richardson, Jr. called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m.

 

Business Conducted:

2. Warrant: The warrant was reviewed and George motioned to approve Warrant No.22 for $4,424.51; Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

3. Minutes: The minutes of the Nov.16, 2009 meeting were reviewed. George motioned to accept as written; Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0  

 

4. Citizens Issues:  Mary Ellen Barnes reported to the Selectmen that she, representing the Vault Committee, was in the process of applying for a $500.00 “in kind” grant (with a small amount of matching funds from the History Committee) to use potentially for a consultant to advise on the better and future use of our two current records storage areas (Town Hall & Town Office) as well as the possibility of purchasing a $200.00+ data logger and software for observing temperature and humidity. The selectmen all agreed that she should continue with the grant application.

 

5. MMA Risk Management Disability Insurance: George advised that he sent the current list of Committee Members and appointments to the MMA Risk Management group for disability insurance.

 

6. MMA Employees Trust Income Protection Plan: George motioned to send a letter to the MMA Employees Health Trust advising that Town employees Dedee Greenleaf Hodgdon and Susan Partelow be added to the Income Protection Plan via payroll deduction: Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0.  

 

7. Troubh Heisler Attorney Chris Neagle: George motioned to send a response to Chris Neagle letter regarding the McNamara Foundation appeal and the Selectmen’s decision not to pursue the motion filed in January 2007; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0. 

 

8. Map 2, Lot 71 - Kaehler/Lowell: George motioned to send letters to Barbara Kaehler and Anne Lowell regarding property tax calculations back to 2006, as requested by Anne; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

9. Map 6, Lot 25 - Leeman: George motioned to send a letter to Ms. Leeman regarding the status of the excessive cutting violation on her property; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0. 

 

10. Map 4, Lot 39 - Rebeiro: George motioned to send a response to the Rebeiro’s request for information regarding their property tax bill; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

11. Town Office Closure: Ross motioned, at the request of the office staff, to close the Town Office on Dec. 24, 2009 & Dec. 31, 2009, for pre-holiday observance; George, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

12. Town Office Community Room Use: George discussed Brenda Bonyun’s request to use of the Town Hall for a family gathering from 4 p.m. until midnight on  December 19, 2009. Ross motioned to waive the $50.00 fee due to the volunteer work that she does for the Town including Deputy General Assistant Case Administrator;  George, 2nd; vote: 3-0

 

13. Appointment: George motioned to appoint Donna Gregory to the Board of Appeals for three years (Nov. 5, 2012); Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

14. Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn at 1:55 p.m.; Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.                    

 

 

 

Gerald A. Bodmer

 

 

 

Ross Norton