School budget, land purchase approved by town meeting voters
Lincolnville — Voters at a special town meeting approved both articles on the warrant Monday, Oct. 28, according to Town Administrator David Kinney.
The articles included authorization of the Board of Selectmen to accept a gift of $45,000 from Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department Inc. for the purchase of about three acres of vacant land on Beach Road owned by Robert and Joyce Collemer to be used for a future fire station.
Selectmen previously entered into a purchase and sale agreement with the Collemers, pending town meeting approval. The existing Beach Fire Station is located just off Route 1 in Lincolnville beach near the post office.
The warrant also sought approval of a proposed amendment to the school budget to allow the school to spend $32,985.03 in supplemental state funds to pay teacher retirement costs. The state this year transferred that responsibility to the towns.
The amended school budget will also have to be approved by voters in the Nov. 5 election.
The board of selectmen met following the special town meeting. They renewed the liquor license of Whale's Tooth Pub, and authorized the sale of firearms formerly owned by the town's police department through Four Aces Arms. Kinney said the town expects to get about $1,100 for the guns.
Sarah E. Reynolds is a reporter for the Camden Herald.
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