STOCKTON SPRINGS — After meeting with two representatives of the Winterport Broadband Committee, the Stockton Springs Select Board voted unanimously May 5 to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the town of Winterport to work together to provide high-speed internet service to the two towns.

Kevin Kelley and Ethan Tremblay of the Winterport Broadband Committee attended the session to discuss the MOU, which includes no financial obligations at present. The Prospect Select Board was also invited, but did not attend. The MOU provides that other Maine municipalities are eligible to apply and become parties to it.

A meeting with Searsport Town Manager James Gilway, which he had requested to discuss sharing wastewater services, was postponed to a later, undetermined date.

The Select Board granted two taxpayer foreclosure requests involving properties that recently were foreclosed upon; the owners have come up with enough money to pay the back taxes, interest and penalties.

Board members also discussed a proposed new Emergency Operations Plan, and approved the plan unanimously with the condition that the town manager be added wherever the Select Board is mentioned. In an email message to The Republican Journal, Town Manager Mac Smith explained that this condition was added because the board would expect to work as a team with the town manager in the event of an emergency. In addition, a safety officer and scribe are to be assigned to all disasters, not just to hazardous materials emergencies.

In other business, the board decided to continue its discussion with the Stockton Recycling and Energy Conservation Committee regarding the possible dedication of the soon-to-be-installed heat pumps to a community member who has passed away.

Board members also approved an Eagle Scout project to be completed by Boy Scout Robert Walker, in which he will clean up the town’s Peterson Park and build two picnic tables for the area.

Smith announced that he had spoken with representatives of the Mt. Prospect Cemetery Association, who withdrew their request that the town take over ownership and care of the cemetery on Church Street. They did so because they felt, upon further reflection, that they could continue care of the cemetery.

Smith also said he would give Select Board members an updated copy of the board’s letter for the Town Report.