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St. George Town Meeting 2011
  • Published
    March 16, 2011

    St. George creates fund to keep eighth-grade

    St. George voters overwhelmingly approved setting aside $50,000 to support an eighth-grade teaching position at their 209th annual town meeting on March 15. Article 23 asked residents "To see what action the town wishe[d] to take concerning the education of the students of the town." Teacher and St. George Education Options Committee member Josh McPhail rose to propose that the town appropriate $50,000 for ...

  • Published
    March 15, 2011

    St. George elects new select board members

    By a margin of just six votes Monday, residents of St. George elected Russell Montgomery to one of two open Select Board seats. Montgomery edged out Ann Matlack by a vote of 237 to 231. In the second race, John Snow defeated Reginald Montgomery, 357 to 75. The elected will replace Select Board members Terry Driscoll and Fred Carey, who are prohibited by the town term limit ordinance from seeking re-election. V...

  • Published
    March 10, 2011

    Matlack seeks responsibility of Select Board role

    Ann Matlack is running for a three-year term on the St. George Select Board because she wants to move to another level of service in the town, while opening up an opportunity for "other people to take up the spreadsheets," she said. Current Select Board members Terry Driscoll and Fred Carey are barred by the town term limit ordinance from seeking re-election. Matlack and Russell Montgomery are seeking one of ...

  • Published
    March 10, 2011

    Lifetime resident Montgomery a newcomer to St. George politics

    Russell Montgomery said March 8 that he was running for a three-year term on the St. George Select Board because "a lot of people asked me to run." Current Select Board members Terry Driscoll and Fred Carey are barred by the town term limit ordinance from seeking re-election. Montgomery and Anne Matlack are seeking one of those two seats and John Snow is running an uncontested race for the second. "I've never ...

  • Published
    February 28, 2011

    St. George to vote on charter changes, two select board seats

    Residents of St. George will vote on six warrant articles by secret ballot on Monday, March 14, with another 23 items to be considered in open town meeting the following night. In addition to selecting a moderator for the election, the Monday, March 14 ballot calls for citizens to elect two members of the St. George Select Board for three-year terms each. Select Board members Terry Driscoll and Fred Carey are ...

  • Published
    February 24, 2011

    St. George seeks community involvement in education decisions

    The St. George Education Options Committee will not recommend withdrawing from Regional School Unit 13 when its findings are presented to the Select Board and residents in early March. But the committee will suggest continued exploration of that option. That was the consensus reached at a two-and-a-half-hour meeting on Feb. 23. Most of the meeting was spent reviewing a draft of a slide presentation that will ...

  • Published
    February 10, 2011

    St. George election slate set

    There will be one contested race in St. George on March 14. Ann Matlack and Russell Montgomery filed nomination papers to qualify for the ballot for one seat on the Select Board. And for a second seat on the Select Board, John Snow is uncontested. The deadline for filing nomination papers for the two open seats was Feb. 7. The seats are currently held by Terry Driscoll and Fred Carey. Both have served two ...

  • Published
    February 2, 2011

    St. George budget on to voters

    A $3.4 million municipal budget that will pay for town operations through June 30, 2012, has gained approval from the Select Board and Budget Committee and is on its way to residents. The St. George Budget Committee presented its recommendations to the Select Board on Jan. 24, agreeing with the financial package it had tweaked from the proposals made by Town Manager John Falla. The Select Board changes added ...

  • Published
    February 2, 2011

    Contested race may develop in St. George

    St. George residents may have a choice for a Select Board seat when they go to the polls. There are two seats up for election at the March vote. The seats are currently held by Terry Driscoll and Fred Carey. Both have served two consecutive three-year terms and are barred by the town's term limits ordinance from seeking a third consecutive term. John Snow has taken out and returned nomination papers for one ...

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