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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

July 20, 2017

            The municipal officers of the Town of Jonesport will meet at 3:45 p.m., August 2nd, 2017, at the Jonesport Town Office for the purpose of holding a public hearing on and enacting the following:

Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance for the Town of Jonesport

            The public will be given an opportunity to be heard prior to the consideration of the ordinance 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

--Submitted by the Board of Selectmen

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Invitation to Bid

The Town of Jonesport is soliciting bids for repair of various roads in Town.  The work includes removal and/or replacement of culverts.  There will be shoulder work which includes ditching.  Also, there are rocks to be removed.  No paving or pothole repair need be included in the bids.  A detailed scope of the work may be obtained at the Jonesport Town Office or by viewing the actual roads which has been spray painted and show more detail.  The work must be completed by September 15th, 2017.  All bids must be submitted to the Jonesport Town Office by noontime on August 2nd, 2017.  Bids should be marked with “Jonesport Road Repair Bid” on the outside of the envelope.  Bids will be opened at the Jonesport Board of Selectmen’s meeting, August 2nd, 2017 at 4 p.m.  The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 

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Minutes from Selectmen's Meeting

Time:   July 12, 2017
                                                                                                                   Time:  4:02 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane

Opened by:  Selectman Milliken, Selectman Alley and Selectman Fish 

Attendees: Danielle Rocks, Darlene Tibbetts,  Nancy Beal, Donnie Woodward and Irene Rogers, Asst. to the Selectmen        

Approval of Minutes:  July 5, 2017 -  Selectmen’s Meeting.

Motion to accept by:  S.Milliken Seconded by S. Alley  All in favor.  Approved –yes

Signatures:
   A. Warrant:
   B. Payroll:

               OLD BUSINESS:

  • Representative to PRSWDD:  Since Selectman Fish volunteered, a motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Selectman Milliken to appoint Fish Jonesport representative to PRSWDD.

 

  • Bluenose Street Update:  A letter was sent to the property owner asking that he remove earth from septic tank for inspection by Joe Cifelli.  He was asked to comply by August 1st.

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • Darlene Tibbetts:  Ms. Tibbetts was asked to submit a letter to the Selectmen stating the details of her accident.

 

  MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Request for Tax Agreement-acct. #63:   A motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Selectman Milliken to issue a tax agreement in the amount of  $400  per month.

 

  • Road Improvements:  The project for all roads will be put out to bids.  All bids are due August 2nd, with completion date of project set for September 15th.
  • Crosswalk – Mason Bay:  Complaint was made about the location of the crosswalk sign.  Sign is located in the State  right of way so there is no reason to move sign.  There are guidelines as to how far from crosswalk a warning sign should be placed.  With regards to beach access, Milliken reported on site review by Dean Bradshaw.  Bradshaw says the permit process will take up to 60 days with cost up to $1500 and  he suggested changes be made to original plan.  The Selectmen discussed how to limit access to foot traffic only.

 

  • Roque Island Law Court decision:  The Court upheld the argument as presented by the Town attorney, John Hamer, in favor of the Town of Jonesport.
  • Website:  With a motion from Fish, seconded by Alley it was voted  to have the website maintained as it is now until the new one is up and running.

 

  • Dumpster at fire station:  The vendors, during the 4th of July events, filled the dumpster with trash, even though the 4th of July Committee had one available for them behind the Camden Bank.  The 4th of July Committee may need to request any additional trash be taken for disposal by the vendors when  they leave.
  • Danielle Rocks project:  Danielle would like to sell food to patrons under the Local Food and Community Sovereignty law approved by the State of Maine.  An ordinance needs to be drafted by the Town of Jonesport.  A public hearing will be held and then a special Town meeting.  A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Selectman Milliken to start the process.  In the meantime, Danielle may pursue her endeavor.

 

  • Selectman Milliken reported on the Beals Bridge project and said that CPM, out of Freeport, will more than likely get the bid.  The company will be looking for local employees.

A motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Selectman Fish to adjourn the meeting at 4:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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