Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

December 12, 2011



George D. Richardson, Jr, Gerald A. Bodmer & Ross Norton

Citizens: Susan Partelow, Neil & Ann Cavanaugh, Carole Bodmer, Richard DeVries, Dennis Dunbar, Curt Downer, Bill Hopkins, Michelle Chartier.

Guests; Charlotte Boynton (Wiscasset Newspaper), Bob Fairfield, RSU 12 Superintendent Greg Potter , RSU 12  Committee Members Jerry Nault, Hillary Holm, Ralph Hilton, DeDe Dearnley, Patricia Watts.


1. BOS Meeting Commenced:

Ross called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.


Business Conducted;


2. Warrant:  

Ross motioned to approve Warrant # 24 for a total of $16,543.45.       

 (Payroll- $1,372.00, Payables- $15,171.45); Jerry 2nd, vote 2-0


3. BOS Minutes:

Ross motioned to accept the minutes of December 05, 2011; Jerry 2nd, vote 2-0


4. Changing the RSU 12 Cost Allocation Formula & a 2009-2012 Costs Comparison;

Greg Potter & the RSU 12 Committee Members provided specifics into changing of the Cost Allocation Formula Methodology based on town’s student count and population &  an  RSU 12 2009-2012 costs comparison .


5. The Future of Education in the State of Maine;

Richard DeVries & Greg Potter provided incite into the progress of the “Common Core Curriculum” future concept of education in the State of Maine. DeVries indicated that this approach includes a goals oriented education and no child “held back” after completing a year in grade with continuous progress based on specific concepts.


6. Certificates of Appreciation;

George motioned to provide the “blue style” appreciation certificates to the members of the Wright Committee during the annual Town Office Christmas party on Dec.20th; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


7. Daniel Donahue License to install Float & Pier;

George motioned to accept the revised permit application approved by the Planning Board for the installation of a float & pilings on his property shown on  Tax Map 006 Lot #52.2; Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


8. Fair Point Broadband Internet Service:

The BOS released a news release from Broadband Committee Member Joe Donahue to Charlotte Boynton (Wiscasset Newspaper) regarding the recent activity by Fair Point in their effort to provide high speed DSL Internet Service to all interested citizens of Westport Island.


9. Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0



Respectfully submitted, 



George D. Richardson, Jr. 1st Selectman




Gerald A. Bodmer             2nd Selectman




Ross Norton                      3rd Selectmen