Public Hearing

December 13, 2006

Town Hall Historic Preservation Project and Grant

 

Present:

 

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

 

Citizens:††††††††††† Bill Cooney, Ben Crehore, Ruth Nelson and David & Carol Spiegel

 

Guest:†††††††††††† Charlotte Boynton of the Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Hearing Called to Order:

 

1.†††††††† George called the hearing to order at 6:50 p.m.

 

Business Conducted:

 

2.†††††††† The public notice was read aloud.

 

3.†††††††† Comments were solicited from the citizens present.None were given.

 

4.†††††††† Bill Cooney, Chairman of the Town Hall Committee, stated that the work on the furnace and the painting had been fully completed in a timely fashion. The Town Hall Committee was pleased with all of the contractorsí work.

 

Hearing Adjourned:

 

5.†††††† George made a motion to adjourn the hearing at 7:00 p.m.Brenda seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.The hearing was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson

 

 

 

Brenda J. Bonyun

 

 

 

John B. Swanton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF WESTPORT ISLAND

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS AND OVERSEERS MEETING

December 13, 2006

 

Present:

 

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

 

Citizens:††††††††††† Bill Cooney, Ben Crehore, Ruth Nelson and David & Carol Spiegel

 

Guest:†††††††††††† Charlotte Boynton of the Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Meeting Commenced:

 

1.       George called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.A quorum was present.

 

Business Conducted:

 

2. Jack questioned whether we should consider flying a flag with a light at the Town Hall. He will do some research into the cost.

 

3. Bill Cooney said the next projects the Town Hall Committee will look into are the entry way, the floor and the stage.

 

4. The minutes for the Dec. 6, 2006 BOS meeting were reviewed. George moved to accept with a date correction; Brenda, 2nd; Vote: unanimous.

 

5. Warrant No. 24 for $35,259.06 was presented. George moved to accept; Jack, 2nd; vote: unanimous.

 

6. George read a letter from E. Davies Allen to Susan Partelow requesting a list of all recipients of help from the Human Resource Committee in the past six months. He also read an anonymous letter to Mr. Allan besieging him to reconsider the request due to confidentiality issues.It was decided to direct Susan to give Mr. Allan a list of total amounts with no names as well as a copy of the anonymous letter.George motioned to go with this decision; Brenda, 2nd; vote: unanimous.

 

7. Fire Chief Bob Mooney suggested we have an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator unit on site at the Town Office for emergency purposes. The staff can be trained for a cost of $75 each.

 

8. George read a letter of resignation from Westport Island Conservation Commission members David and Carol Spiegel.George moved to accept their letter of resignation; Jack, 2nd; vote: 3-0. The Board of Selectmen accepted their resignations with regret as the Spiegelís have done so much for Westport Island.Brenda will write them a thank you letter.Ruth Nelson suggested David Blake might be interested in serving.

 

9. The B.O.S. signed an abatement for John Caswell for $125.33. George moved to mail it with a letter. Jack seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.

 

10. The B.O.S. signed a thank you letter to David and Carol Blake for their donation of a bookcase.

 

11. The B.O.A. signed a letter to Mr. Stanley Lane as well as one to Norma Dreyfus.

 

12. Ruth reported on the Flood Map Modernization Scoping program she attended.

 

Meeting Adjourned:

 

13. At 8:20 p.m. George moved to adjourn the meeting; Jack, 2nd; vote 3-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George D. Richardson, Jr.

 

 

 

Brenda J. Bonyun

 

 

 

John B. Swanton