SEPTEMBER 21, 2009




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

Citizens: Ben & Sandra Crehore, Chuck Richardson, Dianne Richardson/Roberts and

Teresa Dunlop

Guests: Judy Pritchett and Charlotte Boynton of Wiscasset Newspaper


Meeting Commenced:

1. Selectman George D. Richardson, Jr. called the meeting to order at 12:10 pm.


Business Conducted:

2. Warrant: The warrant was reviewed and George motioned to approve Warrant No.12 for $7,025.77; Ross, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


3. Minutes: The minutes of the August 31 & September 14, 2009 meetings were reviewed. George motioned to accept as written; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0


4. Correspondence: George motioned to approve sending a thank you response to George Powell’s letter of acceptance regarding the recent changes that were recommended at the Ferry Landing project. A copy will be sent to Pine Tree Engineering and the Ferry Landing Committee; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0


5. Citizens issues: Teresa Richardson, representing her mother Deirdre Dunlop, presented a letter written to Richard Baker, the Shoreland Zoning Coordinator at the DEP “against the Town of Westport Island for failing to enforce properly its “Shoreland Zoning Ordinance”.  She provided copies to the Selectmen but asked that 1st Selectman George Richardson, Jr. be recused from the reading to the Selectmen of the letter.  George made a motion to obtain a legal opinion as to the proper procedure on the letter, but recused himself from voting; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 2-0


6. Abatements: George motioned to abate the following Real Estate:

              Taxpayer                                 Map/Lot                                  Abatement

            Evelyn Shuman                            1/66                               Personal Prop $41.03 

            KehailPoint Owners’Assoc.        2/27.5                   Personal Prop $23.41 

 Jerry 2nd; vote: 3-0


Meeting Adjourned:

George moved to adjourn at 1:00 pm.; Jerry, 2nd; vote: 3-0


Respectively submitted,




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