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"Jonesport combines the traditional ways of a true working waterfront with the inspirational beauty that captures the imagination of artists, craftsmen, and visitors alike."

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Upcoming Events


To realize cost savings, the Board of Selectmen have decided to reduce the staffing at the Town Office from three to two over the course of the next three months.  At that time, the board will review the service provided to the town and make a decision if the changes will become permanent. There will be no changes to the office hours during this period.

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NOTICE   Graves at all cemeteries in Jonesport need to have all unwanted items removed from the graves to get ready for Memorial Day.  There is a dumpster available for people to toss things in at the Greenwood Cemetary.  After May 14th, any items left will be considered unwanted and will be thrown away so the graves can be mown.  

Thank you.  The Jonesport Cemetery Committee.

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The Cemetery Committee is soliciting bids for the removal of at least 18 trees located at the Greenwood Cemetery in Jonesport, Maine.  Some trees may be 50 plus feet high.  The successful bidder must include proof of insurance, a work plan, references and plan for disposal of debris. The bid must include all aspects for the entire project.  The proof of insurance must cover any liability that may be incurred for tree removal.  
All brush and wood must be disposed of with a full clean up.  The trees must be felled using equipment that can access the trees from the avenues without being on the actual lots as to prevent damage to lots and monuments.
All bids must be received at the Town Office in Jonesport no later than 4 p.m. on May 4, 2016.  Each envelope must be marked with “Cemetery Bid.”  Bids will be opened that night by the Board of Selectmen.

Dated:  April 14, 2016

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Planning Board Agenda

April 19, 2016
7:00 P.M. Town Office

 

  1. Application #635     Owner/Applicant: Stephen Wiggins      Proposal: add a 10’ x 16’ porch to the east end of house Location: 84 Main Street
  2.  Application #636      Owner/Applicant: Gale Whitten      Proposal: to construct a 12’ x 12’ free standing deck on the front side of her cottage  Location: 53 Mary Jim’s Point
  3. Application #637      Owner/ Applicant: Sunrise Care Facility      Proposal: to construct a 24’ x 12’ roofed pavilion   Location:  11 Ocean Street

Miscellaneous/ Other:


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TOWN OF JONESPORT
SELECTMEN’S MEETING MINUTES

Date:   April 6, 2016                                                              Time:  4:00 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane
Opened by:  Selectman Alley, Milliken and Fish
Attended by: Irene Rogers, Assistant to the Board of Selectmen and Nancy Beal

Approval of Minutes:  March 30, 2016 Selectmen’s Meeting:  Motion to accept by S Fish, Seconded by Milliken, all in favor.   Approved.
Signatures:
Warrant:
Payroll:

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Working Waterfront Access Committee:  The Committee received an email from Tom Linscott stating that the State wasn’t prepared to turn the Marina over to the Town at this time.  The consensus of the Board was to have the WWAC meet and determine their long term plan and to move ahead without waiting until 2022 when the lease is up. 

 

  • Mason’s Bay Crosswalk:  The State Police, Maine Sheriff’s Dept. and MDOT have been contacted concerning the danger.  The Board decided to ask MDOT to put a flashing reduced speed lighted sign before the crosswalk, hoping this will slow traffic down.  Also, the sign that was in the middle of the road last year will be put in place during daylight hours until a determination is made by the State concerning a new sign.
  • Culvert Grant:  The Grant has been delivered to Augusta for consideration.

 

NO NEW BUSINESS:

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • PRSWDD:  Selectman Alley talked with John Church, the past representative of the Town about a vote by the PRSWDD Board for either PERC or FiberBright.  Church knew of no such vote during his term.  Also, Bruce Patten, the present representative knows of no such vote up to present time.

 

  • Bids of new projects:  The Selectmen will meeting in the near future to put together guidelines for bids involving the W. Jonesport road project and to review bid criteria of the cutting of trees at the Greenwood Cemetery.
  • Campground:  There are trees that need to be cut before mid May. The Selectmen would also like to meet with the Director to discuss new billing before the Campground opens.
  • The Board went into executive session under1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(F) at 4:30 p.m. and returned to general session at 4:50 p.m.
  • A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Selectman Milliken to deny the poverty abatement of taxes as presented by the taxpayer.  A letter will be written denying the request on the local level and a suggestion the taxpayer look to the State level for further tax relief assistance.

 

A motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Selectman Fish to adjourn the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 




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