Town Meeting Warrant

Town of Lamoine State of Maine

 

Hancock, ss.

 

To: Stuart Marckoon, Deputy 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 Office in said town on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 9:55 AM then and there to act on article 1 and to vote by secret ballot from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM 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 of Lamoine amend the Ordinance Regarding Municipal Elections, Terms of Office, and Assumption of Official Responsibilities as follows:

 

Section one, Delete: Selectman & Overseer of the Poor (3 year term, 3 positions, staggered terms), replace with: Selectman & Overseer of the Poor (3 year term, 5 positions, staggered terms). Beginning at the Annual Town Meeting in March 2005, Selectman & Overseer of the Poor positions shall be elected to stagger the terms as follow One (1) to a 1-year term, One (1) to a 2-year term, and One (1) to a 3-year term, with the terms to stagger at the subsequent annual town meetings.

 

 

The purpose of this amendment is to clarify the staggering of terms following a positive vote on June 8, 2004 to increase the size of the Board of Selectmen to five members.

 

  1. To vote by secret ballot referendum on the following question:

To see if the voters of the Town of Lamoine will appropriate and authorize a majority of the municipal officers of the Town to borrow on behalf of the Town, a principal amount not to exceed $350,000 through the issuance of general obligation bonds or notes in the name of the Town of Lamoine, which may be callable bonds or notes, the proceeds to be used substantially to finance the purchase of three parcels of land consisting collectively of 25.2 acres, more or less, located on Lamoine Beach Road in the Town of Lamoine and further described as follows:

 

1. 20 acres from Duane Crawford & Julie Tilden, Book 2893 Page 138 in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds, a portion of Tax Map 3 Lot 19

2. Up to 3 acres from David & Melanie Miller, Book 2004 Page 77 in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds, a portion of Tax Map 3 Lot 19

3. Up to 2.2 acres from Charles & Deborah Swanberg, Book 1659 Page 308 in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds, a portion of Tax Map 3 Lot 19

 

(the "Parcels"), said Project to be acquired by the Town for municipal or school use and further to authorize the municipal officers to do any and all things and to take any and all actions and execute any and all documents necessary or convenient to issue the bonds or notes of the Town and to acquire the Parcels .

 

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REGARDING PROPOSED $350,000

GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND OF THE TOWN OF LAMOINE

 

The total amount of bonds of the Town of Lamoine outstanding and unpaid is $125,000. The total amount of interest to be repaid on outstanding bonds is $12,154.00 for a total to be repaid of $137,154.00. The Town has no bonds authorized and unissued. The principal amount of the general obligation bonds or notes to be issued if the article authorizing this borrowing is ratified by the voters is $350,000, with estimated interest costs of $182,000.00 for a total cost of principal and interest on the bond of $532,000.00. The validity of the bond or the voters ratification of this obligation may not be affected by any errors in the estimate made pursuant to the above statement.

 

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_________________, Treasurer

 

Voting on articles 2 and 3 will take place at the Lamoine Town Hall between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. The Registrar of Voters will hold office hours while the polls are open on November 2, 2004 to correct any error in, or change a name or address on the voting list, to accept registration of any person eligible to vote, and to accept new enrollments. 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 September 23, 2004

 

 

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Perry Fowler S. Josephine Cooper, Chair Glenn Crawford

The Lamoine Board of Selectmen,

Municipal Officers of the Town of Lamoine