DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The $1.849 million municipal budget is winding its way through the adoption process.
Selectmen and the budget advisory committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed spending plan, which is under the legislative cap by $30,775, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the municipal building. Selectmen are expected to confirm the budget at a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the municipal building.
The annual town meeting, during which residents affirm the warrant articles, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 24, in the municipal building. Another public hearing on the final ballot will be held in May. The date for that public hearing has not yet been set.
The secret-ballot referendum on the money articles will be held on June 8 in the municipal building. A second secret-ballot referendum will be held on June 22 and action on that referendum will be solely for the Land Use Ordinance, possible sewer ordinance amendments and the school budget, if it is not ready for the June 8 ballot, according to Town Manager Jack Clukey.
“Part of it was just the acknowledgment that to vote on the town budget by secret ballot is a pretty long ballot; there’s a lot of information on there,” Clukey said this week.
Several municipal seats will need voter action. Nomination papers are available at the town office for the following: two three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen; a one-year term on the Thompson Free Library executive committee; a three-year term on the Hospital Administrative District 4 board; and two three-year terms on the SAD 68 board. The deadline for filing nomination papers is 4 p.m. April 26.