May 27, 2018
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Veazie Town Council approves 2012-2013 budget, town looks to fill committee openings

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

VEAZIE, Maine — With little ado, the Town Council unanimously adopted the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 during Monday night’s meeting.

The expenses on the budget are about $92,000 higher than the previous fiscal year, mostly because the community center needs a new roof and the town will have to pay for the first half of a full revaluation.

Veazie has dedicated $25,000 toward the roof replacement and $45,600 toward the townwide assessment, which the town will pay for in two installments over two fiscal years.

Last month, the council voted 4-1 to ask the town manager to hire Pittsfield-based RJD Appraisal to conduct a full revaluation, the first Veazie has had since 1981.

The community center’s roof has been causing problems inside the building, which could get worse if repairs don’t happen now, Town Manager Joseph Hayes said after the meeting.

Aside from those two items, the budget remains largely flat, Hayes said.

The council’s vote came after a quick and quiet public hearing during which residents offered no comments and presented no concerns about the budget.

In other news, there are openings on the town’s planning board, conservation commission, budget committee and board of appeals. Anyone interested in serving on those groups may fill out a citizen involvement application at the town office or on the town’s website,

There are three openings on the board of appeals, and the deadline for applying for that committee is Friday, May 18. There is also a five-year term available on the Orono-Veazie Water District board of trustees. Anyone interested in that position should send a letter of interest to Hayes.

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