Owls Head residents approve budget, land deals

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 20, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.

OWLS HEAD, Maine — Residents took 90 minutes Monday evening to adopt a municipal budget, elect town officials and approve land deals.

Budget articles were approved with no opposition. The spending approved by voters totaled $937,252, nearly the same as approved by voters in 2011.

One article approved was $4,000 to develop a comprehensive plan. The money will be used to pay for a consultant to help the town develop the proposed land-use plans. The plan is expected to go before residents at a public hearing in May and then be voted on at the 2013 regular town meeting in August.

Richard Carver was re-elected to the Board of Selectmen without opposition.

Residents also agreed to allow the Board of Selectmen to sell a nearly one-acre parcel between the Owls Head Central School and the Woods Road.

Residents also accepted an easement that could allow for the extension of public sewer lines to Knowlton Avenue. Approximately 25 to 30 homes could be served eventually.

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