Town Meeting Warrant

Town of Lamoine                                State of Maine

 

Hancock, ss.

 

To:       Jennifer Kovacs, Town Clerk, Town of Lamoine, Maine

 

Greetings:

            In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the voters of the Town of Lamoine, in said county, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, to meet at the Lamoine Town Hall in said town on June 28, 2005 at 9:55 AM then and there to act on articles 1 and to vote by secret referendum ballot on articles 2 and 3, all of said articles being set out below, to wit:

 

  1. To choose a moderator to preside over said meeting.

 

 

  1. To vote by secret ballot referendum on the following question:  Shall the town   reconsider the following budget votes approved on March 9, 2005, and amend them as recommended by the Budget Committee:

A.       Article 23 (Administration Budget).  The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $131,196.76 and changing the salaries to the Selectmen to $100 each for all Selectmen.  This represents a cut of $8,150 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 Town Meeting in the administration budget as follows:

                                                              i.      Selectmen Pay, $5,100

                                                            ii.      Travel/Education, $600

                                                          iii.      Office Supplies, $500

                                                          iv.      Miscellaneous, $300

                                                            v.      Tax Bills, $100

                                                          vi.      Legal Fees, $550

                                                        vii.      Addition to Insurance Deductible Fund $1,000

B.        Article 26 (Social Service Agency Budget).  The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $12 as outlined below:

Requesting Agency

Approved

New Budget Committee Recommendation

Community Health & Counseling

$600.00

$1.00

Yesterday’s Children

$200.00

$1.00

Washington/Hancock Community Agy.

0.00

$0.00

Lamoine Historical Society

$600.00

$1.00

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

$600.00

$1.00

WIC Clinic

$600.00

$1.00

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

$250.00

$1.00

American Red Cross – E. Maine

$600.00

$1.00

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

$600.00

$1.00

Child & Family Opportunities

$0.00

$0.00

Downeast AIDS Network

$600.00

$1.00

Faith In Action-Community Connection

$600.00

$1.00

Hospice of Hancock County

$150.00

$1.00

Open Door Recovery Center

$600.00

$1.00

Total

$6,000.00

$12.00

            This represents a cut of $5,988 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 Town Meeting.

C.       Article 28 (Ellsworth Library Budget) – The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $2,500.  This represents a cut of $4,000 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 Town Meeting

D.       Article 29 (Public Safety Budget) – The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $33,252.7.  This represents a cut of $11,470.00 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 Town Meeting  as follows:

                                                              i.      Fire Department – Pagers reduced by $500.00

                                                            ii.      Fire Department – Radio reduced by $1,000.00

                                                          iii.      Fire Department – Non Specific, reduce entire budget by $1,000.00

                                                           iv.      Ambulance Contract – Reduced by $8,970.00

E.        Article 31 (Road Maintenance Budget) – The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $113,725.00. This represents a cut of $14,600 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 town meeting  as follows:

                                                              i.      Crack Sealing – reduced by $6,000.00

                                                            ii.      Shore Road Maintenance – reduced by $2,500.00

                                                          iii.      Non Specific Maintenance – reduced by $1,000.00

                                                           iv.      Salt/Sand Shed Reserve Addition – reduced by $5,000.00

F.        Article 33 (Solid Waste Budget) – The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $94,998.  This represents a cut of $3,500 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 town meeting in the PERC budget amount.

G.       Article 27 (Parks & Recreation Budget) – The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to raise and appropriate to $4,604.00.  This represents a cut of $1,146.00 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 town meeting as follows:

                                                              i.      YMCA Allocation – reduced by $500.00

                                                            ii.      Lamoine Beach – reduced by $646.00

H.       Article 35 (Revenues Budget) – The Budget Committee recommends reconsideration of this vote, changing the amount to offset local property taxes to $443,702.  This represents an increase by $9,000 from the amount approved at the March 9, 2005 town meeting in revenues used to offset property taxes as follows:

                                                              i.      $2,000 – investment interest revenues

                                                            ii.      $7,000 – Code Enforcement revenues

 

(The Selectmen recommend a yes vote)

 

  1. To vote by secret ballot referendum on the following question “Shall the Town vote to appropriate an additional $6,000 for major road projects (paving Shore Road) from the Local Road Fund for the FY 2005/06 Budget.”

 

(The Selectmen recommend a yes vote)

 

Voting on articles 1 will take place in open town meeting at 9:55 AM.  The polls will be open from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.  The Registrar of Voters will be available during the open hours to make corrections and additions to the voter list.  Articles 2 and 3 will be voted upon by secret ballot referendum. A person who is not registered as a voter in the Town of Lamoine may not vote in any election.

 

Signed at the Town of Lamoine May 12, 2005.

 

 

/s/Perry Fowler                                   

/s/S. Josephine Cooper                       

/s/Cynthia Donaldson

/s/Richard Fennelly, Jr.                                  

/s/Brett Jones

 

The Lamoine Board of Selectmen,

Municipal Officers of the Town of Lamoine