Greenville town meeting to decide budgets June 1

Posted May 24, 2009, at 11:20 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:13 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — Proposed 2009-10 spending plans of $3.4 million for schools and $1.8 million for the town will be decided at the annual town and school budget meetings at 7 p.m. Monday, June 1, in the Louis Oakes School Auditorium.

The municipal budget will be decided first and then the school budget.

Municipal elections have been changed from June 2 to June 9 to coincide with the referendum to validate the proposed school budget.

Candidates seeking office are Ellen Edgerly, Alan McBrierty and incumbent Burton Whitman for two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen; Richard Peat and Richard Ross for a one-year seat on the Board of Selectmen; Janet Chasse, Janice Lavigne and Scott MacMaster for two three-year terms on the Greenville school committee, and Tracy Lord to the Moosehead Sanitary District Board.

Based on complaints about the condition of sidewalks during storms last winter, selectmen have offered residents an opportunity to purchase a sidewalk machine for year-round use and to fund the labor costs. The options include adding $82,372 to the budget for a machine and labor; contracting out winter maintenance for the sidewalks at a minimum cost of $12,000; or continuing with the present method. That method involves clearing ice and snow from sidewalks after the storm when most of the public ways are cleared.

In addition to department requests, residents will act on a request of $28,700 for snowmobile trail grooming, a $24,900 request for airport improvements, $9,000 for the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, and adoption of an amended Land Use Ordinance.

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