STOCKTON SPRINGS — No members of the community attended public hearings May 19 on proposed changes to two town ordinances, so the Select Board discussed and approved revised wording for consideration at town meeting June 18.

Other issues that came up during the board’s three-hour meeting included the Harris Road fire pond, which resident Jeff Kneeland said was backing up in a pipe from his house to the pond, and payment for removal of a sailboat abandoned and sunk in the harbor over the winter, which was raised, floated and moored the previous weekend.

During the two public hearings, board members reviewed and discussed changes recommended by the Planning Board to the town’s Land Use Ordinance. They made one change to the definition of Ordinary Maintenance and Repair on page 47, striking out the words “and materials of a property.”

In their discussion of changes proposed to the Coastal Waters and Harbor Ordinance, board members amended and added suggestions submitted in writing by William Nichols as well as suggestions provided by the Harbor Committee. Their changes and additions included revised definitions for the term “vessel” and for Stockton Harbor.

The board unanimously approved the language changes to both ordinances for placement on the Warrant for town meeting. Later during their session, board members also approved the Warrant itself.

Kneeland discussed several concerns about the fire pond. Fire Chief Vern Thompson said the pond had been partially dredged. The board discussed businesses that had the equipment needed to complete the dredging project, as well as funding sources for it. Members agreed to complete the dredging project and then reevaluate Kneeland’s concerns.

Town Manager Mac Smith reported that the total bill to refloat the abandoned sailboat was $4,000 to $5,000, and the board agreed to take the necessary funds from the Harbor Account. Smith said he had placed a notice in The Republican Journal for bids to purchase the sailboat, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

In other business, Smith presented an update on broadband for the town. He said the state would not take grant applications until it has completed its transition to the Maine Connectivity Authority. Smith anticipates Sept. 20 most likely will be the deadline to apply for the state’s large infrastructure grant, which is awarded every six months.