Owls Head accepts budget, elects board members

By Juliette Laaka | Aug 26, 2014

Owls Head — Residents of Owls Head accepted a $1 million budget as well as elected two board members Aug. 25 at its annual town meeting.

This year's budget, totaling $1,027,562 is about $22,000 more than last year's resident approved figure of $1,005,103. The Board of Selectmen approved the proposed budget earlier in the month.

A little more than a half-million, $511,642, will be taken from excise taxes to help offset the amount of money the town must raise to fund municipal operations. The amount to be raised by the town after excise taxes are included totals $515,920.

David Matthews was elected to serve for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Nancy Colson did not seek reelection.

Current Regional School Unit 13 Board Member Sally Carleton was reelected to represent the town's educational interests.

Public works is the largest expenditure in the budget, with $504,000 approved for road work, solid waste and recycling and sand and salt treatment, among other maintenance projects. A total of $106,0000 was approved for road work this coming year. Last year, $79,000 was approved for allocation to road repair.

A total of $257,000 was approved for general government, covering items such as employee salaries, legal fund, and community building maintenance.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@villagesoup.com.


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