Beaver Cove residents adopt 2011-12 budget

Posted June 01, 2011, at 6:44 p.m.

BEAVER COVE, Maine — Some adjustments were made by Beaver Cove residents at the annual town meeting before they adopted a 2011-12 budget last Friday.

Even before the adjustments were made, the proposed budget was 2 percent less than last year’s budget, according to outgoing Selectwoman Fran Emmons. Despite that, taxes will increase a little to offset the loss of revenue, she said Wednesday.

Residents reduced solid waste services from a proposed $39,495 to $25,000 and cut landfill closing costs from $18,800 to $2,500. Since Beaver Cove residents have contracted to use Greenville’s landfill over the years, the town must share in the closing costs. Greenville town officials are eyeing a transfer station as the landfill replacement.

While the new budget figures were approved, Beaver Cove has not yet contracted with Greenville or any other entity for solid waste disposal in the future, according to Emmons. She expected that selectmen will make a decision soon.

Also approved was a total of $133,511 for school costs.

Scott Higgins was elected selectman and Emmons was elected to the Greenville School Committee.

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