Town of Westport Island

Board of Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers Meeting

February 28, 2011




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

Citizens: David Blake, Bill Hopkins, Ruth & John Nelson, Richard DeVries

Guests:  none


1. BOS Meeting Commenced;

George called the meeting to order at 07:09 p.m.


Business Conducted:

2. Warrant:  George motioned to approve Warrant #37, for a total of $30,685.90

 (Payroll - $1,039.17 and Payables - $29,646.73); Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


3. Citizen Issues: Richard Devries requested that the BOS allow him to use the Town mail stamp to mail the residents of Westport Island information and a questioner regarding the right to vote on continuing School Choice for K-8 grades. George motioned to allow: Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


David Blake explained the GWPC proposed well data request form and requested the BOS accept it and allow it to be attached to future Building Permits as well as the External Plumbing Permits. George motioned to allow: Ross 2nd, vote 3-0.

Further, David explained to the BOS the content of the GWPC Well Data Base as well as provided a current copy for the BOS’s consideration.


Bill Hopkins provided a copy of the Conservation Committee & the TPL organization’s press release regarding the potential conservation of the Westport Island property currently known as the Barrett/Hopkins land. Further, Bill provided the BOS copies of the Project Description.


Ruth Nelson advised the BOS that the Public Hearing on the proposed changes to the Building Code will be held at 7:00 PM on March 8, 2011.

Further, Ruth offered that she was currently in the process of writing for a $500.00 grant to help with the cost of repainting the Community Church.


4. Proposed Warden Appointments to the DMR:

George motioned to propose the appointment of Adam Webber and Gerald (Jay) Seigers as Shellfish Wardens until June 30, 2012, to the Dept. of Marine Resources; Jerry 2nd, vote 3-0


5. Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn the meeting at 08:00 PM; Ross 2nd, vote 3-0


Respectively Submitted:




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

1st Selectman                                                   2nd Selectman                                      3rd Selectman