Special town meeting agrees not to borrow for Town Office
Lincolnville — Voters at a special town meeting Monday, March 24, approved the single warrant article asking them to appropriate $220,000 from the unassigned fund balance to complete renovation and expansion of the Town Office.
The action also rescinds the borrowing authorization approved at a Nov. 6, 2012, special town meeting, which was voted to finance part of the project.
With voters approving the funding, the renovation and expansion of the Town Office will be paid for in-full without borrowing funds.
At the selectmen's meeting before the special town meeting, the Board named Sandy Carey to fill a vacancy on the Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corp. board of directors, and renewed liquor licenses for the Black Horse Inn and the Inn at Ocean's Edge.
In his report, Town Administrator David Kinney said the town is due to close April 8 on the sale of two parcels of land bordering the Ducktrap River to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for conservation. The town will receive about $160,000 for the two lots, Kinney said.
He also reminded residents that nomination papers are available at the Town Office. So far, two people, Arthur Durity and Cathy Hardy, have taken out nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen, which has two openings.
In addition, Dorothy Lanphear has taken out papers for the Budget Committee, which has three openings. There are also two openings on the board of Lincolnville Central School and one on the Five Town Community School District board.
Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Office by 5 p.m. April 28 with at least 25, but not more than 100, signatures of Licolnville residents.
Sarah E. Reynolds is copy editor for the Courier Gazette and Camden Herald.
Sarah E. Reynolds has been a reporter and writer for more than 20 years, winning awards from the Maine Press Association and other professional organizations. She loves to read, ride her ATV and play word games.