August 19, 2019
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Athens

Voters will consider 64 articles today at the annual town meeting slated for 1:30 p.m. at the elementary school.

If all articles are approved, spending will increase by $32,000. The overall proposed budget is $136,477 with an additional $150,000 requested for repaving sections of five town roads.

Topping the list of concerns is highway department spending. Two proposals have been submitted. One would see the town continue on its seven-year paving schedule, while an alternative for $60,000 would resurface four specific roads.

Other articles consider buying a 12-ton trailer for the town’s bucket loader ($5,000), purchasing a holding tank and drilling a well at the town garage ($4,519), and paying off the balance of payments on the town’s backhoe ($33,845).

Voters will also decide if all elected town officials must be Athens residents. The article was submitted because in past elections, a Cornville resident has been elected Athens road commissioner. Also, voters will be asked to approve an ordinance to bring the town into compliance with statewide E-911 requirements.

Cornville

Cornville voters will be asked to approve and accept more than $11,000 in federal mitigation funds at their annual town meeting today, with paving concerns topping the list of issues.

Flood-damaged roads — Angier Hill Road and Ames Road — will be paved as part of the project.

In other business, voters will decide on resurfacing the lower end of Molunkus Road and a section of Chapman Road for a little more than $18,000.

Also on the warrant is rebuilding and extending a 300-foot section of the unmaintained portion of Hilton Hill Road. This issue was brought before voters through a petition drive and would cost $7,500. The town’s budget committee did not recommend passage of this article.

Voters will also be asked how much money should be expended to pave three sections of Huff Road.

The town meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the town office in Cornville.

Crystal

The annual meeting will be held Monday, March 17. Polls will open at 12:30 p.m. at the town office. Voters will be asked to fill a seat on the Board of Selectmen and a vacancy on the CSD 9 board. The evening portion of the meeting will resume at 7:30 at Green Valley Center. At that time, voters are expected to discuss the deteriorating condition of the Prescott Road Bridge.

Dyer Brook

Municipal elections will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17 at the town office. Voters will be asked to fill a three-year term and a one-year term on the Board of Selectmen. The evening portion of the meeting will resume at 8.

Monticello

The annual meeting will be held March 17. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the town office. Voters will be asked to elect two people to the Board of Selectmen and one representative to the SAD 29 board. The evening portion of the meeting will begin at 7:30 at the fire station.

After the meeting, a public hearing will be held to discuss a coming vote on the town’s possible withdrawal from SAD 29.

Mount Chase

The annual meeting in Penobscot County’s northernmost town will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the town office building. During the meeting, voters will be asked to fill one three-year vacancy on the Board of Selectmen.

Also at the meeting, voters will be asked to appoint a committee to explore a more equitable way for the town to provide funding to SAD 25. Options could include deorganization of the town.

Patten

The annual meeting will be held Tuesday. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the town office. Voters will be asked to fill two posts on the Board of Selectmen and elect one representative to the SAD 25 board.

The evening portion of the meeting will begin at 7 at the town Recreation Department building. At that time, voters will be asked to consider an ordinance that would allow the town to meet its financial obligations to pay for the municipal sewer system.

Reed Plantation

The annual meeting will be held at 9 a.m. March 22 at the Community Hall. Voters will be asked to elect representatives to the board of assessors and the school committee, as well as other municipal officers.

Sedgwick

SEDGWICK — Selectman Neil Davis predicts a “pretty unglamorous” town meeting this year.

With proposed expenditures level or actually down in several areas, Davis says it is unlikely voters will face any tax increase.

The one item that may generate discussion is a request to raise $15,000 for a tuition reserve account, now at zero. The money is needed in anticipation of eventual enrollment increases in the primary and high school grades.

The proposed municipal budget of $325,961 is about the same as last year. The school budget of $1.39 million represents less than a 1 percent increase.

In the town’s only contested race, Steve Ginn and Jeffrey Allen are vying for a selectman’s position. Voting will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the town house.

An informational meeting on the school budget is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at the town house. At 9 a.m. in the same location, the town meeting will begin.

Sherman

The annual meeting will be held March 17. Polls will be open from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the fire station. Voters will be asked to fill one vacancy each on the Board of Selectmen and the SAD 25 board. The evening portion of the meeting will resume at 7:30 at the town gym.

Stacyville

The annual meeting will be held March 17. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the town office. Voters will be asked to fill one post each on the Board of Selectmen and the SAD 25 board. The evening portion of the meeting will begin at 6:30 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall.


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