Lincolnville voters to fill offices, decide budgets

By Susan Mustapich | Jun 06, 2019

LINCOLNVILLE — Voters will elect town and school officials and vote on the Lincolnville Central School budget at the polls June 11, and on June 13 at town meeting will have a say on the proposed $2.09-million municipal budget.

At the polls

David Barrows is seeking re-election to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. He previously served as a selectman from July 2011 to July 2014 and is unopposed.

Petrea Allen, Robyn Tarantino and John Williams all are running unopposed for re-election to three-year terms on the Budget Committee, on which there are three openings. There are no candidates on the ballot for three open two-year positions on the Budget Committee.

Jared Harbaugh is running for a three-year term on the Lincolnville Central School Committee. He was appointed to a one-year term on the school board last June. He is unopposed.

No candidates are running for a three-year term on the Five Town CSD School Board, which is open to Lincolnville residents.

Voters also will be asked to decide on the 2019-20 budget for Lincolnville Central School, which was adopted by voters who attended a May 22 school budget meeting. Proposed expenses total $3,748,120, up $205,680, or 5.8 percent. The state education subsidy is increasing 55 percent to $542,454, up $215,995 from 2018-19. After revenues are subtracted from expenses, the total to be raised from property taxes is $3,203,265, which with neither increase or decrease taxes.

The polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road.

Town meeting

The annual town meeting takes place June 13, 6 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School.

Voters will weigh in on proposed expenses of $2,094,256 for the 2019-20 municipal budget, up 3.5 percent from the prior year (Articles 6 through 17). Projections for non-property tax revenues total $1,102,704, up 9 percent. After revenues are subtracted from expenses, the amount to be raised from property tax totals $991,552, down 2.3 percent.

In addition, voters will address Article 19: To appropriate $175,000 from the Fire Truck Reserve Account, to be put toward the purchase of a new fire truck. These funds were gifted to the town, $75,000 from Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Department Inc. and $100,000 from the same organization, now named Lincolnville Community Foundation. These gifts were accepted by voters at prior town meetings.

Article 20 asks voters to authorize an easement from the town to Lincolnville Sewer District, granting the right to construct a sewer pump station and forced main on a portion of the town-owned property at 33 Beach Road, where the Lincolnville Improvement Association building is located.

Voters also will be asked if they wish to amend the land use ordinance by making minor changes to shoreland zoning provisions.

The remainder of the articles on the Town Meeting warrant are housekeeping items.

 

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