by Dick Desmarais
Monday, May 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Comprehensive Committee will meet in Union Hall. (Selectmen and Planning Board will attend but no decisions will be made by either Board). This meeting will be televised.
Tuesday, May 6, starting at 7 p.m., the regular meeting of the Selectmen will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be no parking allowed on Rt #1 in the downtown area so that Public Works can give the area a good sweeping in preparation for the paving that will start next Monday.
Thursday, May 8, starting at 6 p.m., the Selectmen will meet at the Public Works building to tour the building before going to the Public Safety building to look over that building before holding a workshop expected to start at 6:30 p.m. in that building. During the summer while daylight is with us, the selectmen expect to tour all town property.
Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m., the Cemetery Committee will meet in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Saturday, May 10, starting at 5 p.m., the Searsport United Methodist Church will be holding their monthly Turkey Supper. This is a buffet style all-you-can-eat turkey supper with all the trimmings and includes homemade pies for dessert. $9. adults, $4.50 children under 12.
Saturday, May 10, from 8 - 11 a.m., the Annual Waldo County Retired Teachers Plant Sale will take place. The sale is located on Waldo Ave. in Belfast, behind Waterfall Arts, across from Belfast Area High School. Annuals, perennials, everything for your spring garden.
Monday, May 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., the regular meeting of the Planning Board will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Scheduled to start on Monday, May 12, US Rt. 1, Main Street, between Cobb Road and Station Ave. will be resurfaced. Please plan on brief delays. More information will be provided should it become available.
Tuesday, May 13, starting at 7 p.m. in the Curtis Hall of the Searsport Congregational Church in Searsport, the Searsport Historical Society will feature Megan Pinette of Belfast. Megan will give a Power Point slide discussion on the: "History of Belfast, Through the Years". Megan Pinette is President of the Belfast Historical Society and also serves as Curator of the Belfast Museum. She creates educational programs for both public presentations and for schools. Refreshments will follow after a brief meeting. The public is welcomed to attend and hear this remarkable presentation.
Wednesday, May 14, starting at 6:30 a.m., the Ordinance Review Committee will meet in Union Hall. This meeting will be televised.
Most police departments across the state were involved in a drug take back event during the last Saturday of April. I received some figures from Chief LaHaye that I find very interesting. The total take back from the State (130 Agencies) was 27,040 pounds. Eight past drug take backs have resulted in 133,660 pounds taken in.
Searsport PD recorded approximately 60 pounds on April 26, 2014.
Feel free to pass this along to interested people.