RIPLEY, Maine — Residents will elect a selectman, a treasurer, an administrative assistant and various other officers when they meet for the annual town meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Ripley Grange Hall.
The proposed municipal spending plan is about $40,000 higher than last year since more is budgeted for winter roads. In addition, SAD 46 deeded over the former school, and maintenance for that building is now included in the budget, according to Selectman Sandy Blaney.
The budget also includes a proposed increase in the tax collector’s salary from $10,440 to $12,000 and an increase of $500 for the town clerk and registrar of voters.
A public beef stew and haddock chowder supper will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a dance with music by the Barbara Demo Band at the grange. The proceeds will be used to help fund the town’s 200th anniversary celebration in 2016.