Nearly 200 residents attended the town's annual meeting to approve budget amounts, amend ordinances and fund preliminary costs for the Islesboro Broadband network.

Article 3

Residents were asked to vote on whether they would raise and appropriate $206,830 for preliminary costs and expenses related to the Islesboro Broadband network project, including broadband network design, utility pole site acquisition, design oversight, legal fees and technology consultant fees.

A motion was made by Fred Rollins and seconded by Archibald Gillies to vote by written ballot. However, the motion was defeated.

The article was then passed by a show of hands.

Article 4

Residents voted in favor of raising and appropriating $65,000 for the Islesboro Pre-School and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to determine the dates and terms upon which such funds are to be paid to the pre-school in fiscal year 2016.

Article 5

Residents voted to raise and appropriate a total of $436,010 for general administration.

Article 6

The town voted to raise and appropriate $169,272 for public safety.

Article 7

Residents voted to raise and appropriate $573,812 for health and welfare.

Article 8

The town voted to raise and appropriate $459,460 for public works.

Article 9

Voters approved raising and appropriating $168,117 for waste removal.

Article 10

Residents voted to raise and appropriate $110,277 for recreation.

Article 11

The town voted to raise and appropriate a total of $3,510 for social service agencies.

Article 12

Residents voted to raise and appropriate $321,649 for unclassified purposes. The money pays for the Memorial Day celebration, town cemeteries, health and liability insurances and the auditing report.

Article 13

Voters approved transfer of $50,000 from unassigned fund balance and to raise and appropriate $204,000 for capital reserve account purposes.

Article 14

The town voted to raise and appropriate $104,375.42 for miscellaneous purposes.

Article 15

Residents voted to appropriate a total of $348,972 from excise taxes, non-tax general fund revenues, state revenue sharing, homestead exemption reimbursement, transfer from unassigned fund balance and transfer from unassigned fund balance for two capital reserve lines to decrease the amount to be raised by taxation.

School

Article 16

Residents authorized spending $1,007,750 for regular instruction.

Article 17

The town voted to authorize spending $218,724 for special education.

Article 18

Voters authorized spending $59,042 for career and technical education.

Article 19

Residents authorized spending $78,041 for other instruction.

Article 20

Voters authorized spending $122,606 for student and staff support.

Article 21

The town was authorized to spend $160,841 for system administration.

Article 22

Residents authorized spending $154,343 for school administration.

Article 23

Voters approved spending $77,850 for transportation and buses.

Article 24

Residents authorized spending $528,304 for facilities and maintenance.

Article 25

The town voted to authorize spending $55,250 for all other expenditures.

Article 26

Voters approved raising $903,300.03 for the town's contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12.

Article 27

Residents voted to raise and appropriate $300,890 for annual payments on debt service.

Article 28

The town voted to raise and appropriate $55,250 to support the food service program.

Article 29

Residents voted to raise and appropriate $966,839.97 in additional local funds.

Article 30

The town was authorized to spend $2,462,751 from the town's contribution to the total cost of funding public education.

Article 31

The town appropriated and raised $3,000 for adult education.

Article 32

Residents approved a $3,049,336 for the Regional Vocational budget. The local share is $59,042.44.

Article 33

The career and technical education region was approved to appropriate $310,863 for adult education with the local share to be $1,285.57.

Article 34

Voters approved raising and appropriating $4,000 for the school bus reserve account.

Article 35

The town authorized the school committee to spend money as they feel is necessary from the school bus reserve and capital improvement reserve accounts for their designated purposes.

Article 36

Residents voted to transfer $10,000 from the health center unassigned fund balance to the health center capital reserve account.

Article 37

Voters enacted the 2015 Floodplain Management Ordinance for the town.

Article 38

Residents enacted the 2015 Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance.

Article 39

Voters authorized payment of the overdrafts by appropriation from unassigned fund balance.

Article 40

A date of Sept. 30, 2015, was set as the due date for first tax bill and Feb. 28, 2016, as the due date for the second tax bill. Interest on unpaid taxes will accrue at a rate of 7 percent.

Article 41

Residents voted to carry forward unexpended balances.

Article 42

Voters approved accepting pre-payment of real estate and personal property taxes not yet due or assessed.

Article 43

The town authorized the selectmen to spend such sums of money as necessary from the capital reserve accounts for their designated purposes.

Article 44

The town voted to authorize the selectmen and treasurer to accept gifts, real estate donations and other funds, and to spend the money as necessary from the donations for their designated purposes.

Article 45

The town set the interest rate to be paid on abated taxes at 3 percent and to authorize interest paid or abatements granted to be appropriated from overlay funds or, if necessary, from surplus.

Article 46

Residents voted to authorize the selectmen or treasurer to accept and spend any federal or state funds received in the for of grants.

Article 47

The town voted to authorize the selectmen to dispose of any personal property regardless of how it was obtained and any real estate acquired by the town for nonpayment of taxes and to execute quit claim deeds for such property. Property to be disposed of will be advertised and sold by sealed bid except for the purpose of clearing title or reconveyance of real estate to prior owner.

Article 48

The town voted to authorize the selectmen to resolve any disputes with parties having an interest adverse to the town which do not involve the expenditure of public funds or where there are sufficient funds in budgeted accounts to allow payment of any claim which is to be settled.

Article 49

The town voted to exceed the property tax levy limit of $2,473,340.

Election results

Selectman

Gabriel Pendleton

School board member

William Boardman

William Kelly

The meeting was adjourned at 1:12 p.m.