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Town Office will be closed on February 20, 2017 forPresiden'ts Day.


Selectmen's Meeting Minutes

Date:   February 8, 2017         Time:  4:05 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane

Opened by:  Selectman Alley, Milliken and Fish

 Attendees: Irene Rogers, Asst. to Selectmen and Nancy Beal.  
                            
Approval of Minutes:  February 1, 2017 Selectmen’s Meeting.
Motion to accept by  S. Fish,  Seconded by S. Alley  All in favor.  Approved.

Signatures:
           A. Warrant:
              B. Payroll:

                                     OLD BUSINESS:

  • Fire Road Update:  An email was received from Debra Lay, principal of the elementary school, indicating that the school bus has had no problems picking up or dropping students on this road recently.

FEMA Ordinance:  A public hearing notice has been posted for Feb. 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

  • Cemetery:  Selectman Fish reported that the Cemetery Committee has established an urn only lot.  The cost will be $300. for an 1/8 of the lot located on Avenue M.  There is a stipulation that each urn, once buried, will have a flat stone indicating who is buried there.

Report on drug enforcement meeting:  Selectmen Alley and Milliken met with a group of concerned citizens and a State Trooper on Feb. 2nd at the Fire Station.  The trooper explained what a citizen should and shouldn’t do when confronted by a drug user or dealer.  The Selectmen entered executive session at 5:15 p.m. under 1 M.R.S.A. 405 (6)(E) to discuss possible ways to enforce the State laws relating to illegal drugs.  They returned to the general meeting at 5:30 p.m.  No decisions were made but discussion will be ongoing.

  • Request from property owner – payment extension:  A motion was made by Fish, seconded by Alley to not grant the payment extension.

 Alexander Avenue:  The road cannot be accepted as a town road until there is a clear title.  Attorney Talbot is working on obtaining this. 

  • Reply to question from MMA:  Selectman Milliken requested that MMA be asked the question if it was legal to put an article on the town warrant contingent on funds from other towns.  MMA replied that it is legal to do so.

Revenue Sharing:  A motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Fish to establish the figure of $55,000. as the amount of revenue sharing that may be received in the year 2017. 

  • MMA invoice:  A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Milliken to pay the invoice as presented.

 A motion was made by Fish, seconded by Milliken to adjourn the meeting at 5:35 p.m.

                                                                                                                    Minutes: IFR

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           Notice of Meeting of Board of Appeals

            DATE:   February 28, 2017

            TIME:  5:00 p.m.

            PLACE:  Jonesport Town Office
70 Snare Creek Lane, Lower Level

PURPOSES:

To consider an application for Administrative Appeal, filed on January 18th, 2017 by Lina Beal and Bernhard Sund, based on a

decision of denial by the Town of Jonesport Assessors for a reevaluation of property (Map/Lot 013-091).   

--Submitted by the Board of Appeals

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

            The municipal officers of the Town of Jonesport will meet at 4:00 p.m., February 22nd, 2017, at the Jonesport Town Office for the purpose of holding a public hearing on and enacting the following:

FloodPlain Management Ordinance for the Town of Jonesport

            The public will be given an opportunity to be heard prior to the consideration of the above appendix by the municipal officers.  A copy of the ordinance is available at the town office.

Posted:            Jonesport Post Office
Jonesport Town Office
Church’s True Value
Stewart’s
Jonesport Pizza
Byron’s

Published:        
Machias Valley News
County Wide

--Submitted by the Board of Selectmen

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February 21, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Planning Board Agenda

** Application #  667  Owner/Applicant:  Derrick Kelley

Proposes:  to construct a 14’ x 16’ Out Building
Location: 13 Cypress Hill

** Application #668 Owner/Applicant: Brian Lawrence

Proposes to push out kitchen wall 3’ x 9’
Location: 7 Ice Hill South

            MISCELLANEOUS:

 

 


 

Please call 497-5926 or stop by the Town Office at 70 Snare Creek Ln., Lower Level for info.

 




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