The last time a revaluation was completed in Morrill escapes the memory of Selectman Randy Place.

“We haven't had it done for, I don't know how long,” he said March 17 as residents gathered for the annual town meeting. Place estimated it has been at least 20 years, though he noted the state requires revaluation every 10 years.

“There's a fair number of people paying too much tax, in our opinion,” he said, adding some property values are correct and some residents are paying less than they should. “… Now it's time to do a complete revaluation. Some still might say (taxes are) too high but at least we'll understand (the basis for tax valuation).”

The $32,500 cost will be paid over the course of three years, Place said, with $12,500 due in 2018. He said the town is getting a good deal compared with other towns of a similar size and the assessor agreed to break up the payments even though the revaluation will be completed in the coming year. At least one selectman at a time is expected to accompany the assessor, but “He'll do the majority of the work,” Place said.

Residents approved the article.

A few other questions were asked as voters worked their way through the 41-article warrant in about two hours. After some discussion, residents agreed to increase the cost of dump stickers to $2 each.

“We're going to pay for it one way or another,” Place said of the cost of trash removal.

Account Manager Joyce Scott noted the change in cost of trash removal overall — budgeted to increase about $300 this year — is simply the funding source. She noted the town originally hoped to cover half the costs with sales of stickers, and at $1 — the same price since 1990 —  that was not happening. Scott said a major cost to the town is the annual clean-up day, which costs between $1,200 and $1,400 each year.

Residents approved the increase to $2 each after a motion was made to move the question.

A jump in the cost for care and maintenance of the Community Center, where the town meeting took place, drew some discussion as well, but was ultimately approved. Scott noted the increase will allow for half the roof to be replaced.

“If we don't do it, we're going to have more problems,” she said.

Residents approved a total of $5,786 for social service agencies, despite one resident urging voters to consider if they would chose to donate their own money rather than through taxation.

First Selectman Tom Flacke, who was unable to attend the town meeting because of hip surgery, was re-elected to a three-year term. Katie Bowles was re-elected to the Regional School Unit 71 Board of Directors; Melinda Rowlands was re-elected as town clerk; Janie Smith as treasurer; Roger Rowlands as tax collector; and Pat Scribner as fire chief, each for one year.

Several candidates for political office were given permission to address residents. Rep. Stanley Paige Zeigler, D-Montville, is seeking re-election in District 96, which includes Morrill; Robert Currier, a Belmont Republican, is seeking to displace Zeigler in that district.

Peter Sheff spoke on his own behalf regarding his bid for election as county treasurer, as well as for Jayne Crosby Giles, who is seeking election to the state Senate. Giles later arrived and informally spoke to the group after the meeting adjourned. Erin Herbig's husband Joe Baiungo spoke about her desire to represent Waldo County as its state senator.