Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting

December 21, 2005




Selectmen:        George D. Richardson, Jr., Reginald Lee, Jack Swanton


Citizens:            Stanley Lane, Bob Mooney and Marianne Williams


Guest:              Charlotte Boynton of Wiscasset Newspaper


Meeting Commenced:


1.      George called the meeting to order at 7:11 p.m.


Business Conducted:


2.      Bob Mooney – all Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Management articles have been approved by Tim Pellerin, EMA Director, Lincoln County.


3.      Reviewed Warrant No. 25 dated December 21, 2005, for $28,028.77.  Jack motioned to accept; George, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


4.      Reviewed Board of Selectmen meeting minutes of December 14, 2005.  George motioned to accept; Reggie, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


5.      Reviewed Dennis Cromwell’s application for a junkyard permit dated December 13, 2005 on Map 5, Lot 43.  Reggie will photocopy all applicable state statues and necessary procedures and forward to Dennis Cromwell.


6.      Whitney/Axelrad abatement request:

A.     Mathematical error made and discovered by Eugene Huskins in the amount of $9,250.00.

B.     A reconstructed property tax card will be created. 

George motioned to approve the abatement to Robert Whitney in the amount of $64.75 plus interest from the date of payment to December 21, 2005.  Jack seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.




7.      Andrew Anderson – Board of Selectmen will issue a re-constructed property tax card.  A letter to Andrew Anderson will follow stating that the card is re-constructed and a photocopy will be mailed to him.


8.      Reviewed a letter from May Pierce, Agency Coordinator of D.E.P. dated December 16, 2005, regarding a proposed 12 ft. pier on the Jon Halla property.


9.      Reviewed letter from Department of Conservation regarding the Municipal Landing, dated December 16, 2005, regarding a grant award of $258,000.00.


10.  Reviewed letter from Troubh, Heisler, etal, dated December 15, 2005, regarding proposed court dates of the MacNamara Foundation appeal.


11.  George motioned to purchase a new computer to replace the defective one in Susan’s office.  Total cost to be $622.65.  Reggie seconded the motion; vote: 3-0.


12.  Marianne Williams requested a copy of the Wright property closing documents.


Meeting Adjourned:


13. George motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.; Jack, 2nd; vote: 3-0.


Respectfully submitted,




George D. Richardson, Jr.




Reginald Lee