Prospect town meeting

Voters sail through warrant, re-elect selectman, road commissioner

Town seeks taker for one-year term on RSU 20 school board
By Tanya Mitchell | Apr 02, 2014
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Prospect — Residents breezed through a 49-article warrant and passed every article with little discussion during the annual town meeting at the Prospect Fire Station Saturday, March 29.

"The meeting went very smoothly," said Prospect Selectman Diane Terry.

Terry said in addition to passing all of the articles as read, the town took a moment to issue thanks to those who conducted the snow removal in town this year, as well as the new members of the Town Office staff, for all of their hard work.

Among the articles voters approved was Article 30, which asked residents to raise and appropriate $20,000 for road repairs, with any unspent balance to be deposited into the town road resurface capital reserve account. In the next article, voters went with the board and Budget Committee's recommendation of using all funds the town receives from the Maine Department of Transportation Local Road Assistance Program, with any unspent money to be carried forward. Residents also passed Article 32, which dealt with road resurfacing and included a recommendation from the board and the Budget Committee that taxpayers raise $60,000 for that purpose. Any left over funds, according to the article, will be deposited into the road resurfacing capital reserve account.

In the municipal elections held at the Town Office throughout the day Friday, March 28, Terry said voters re-elected incumbent selectman Heather Boynton and also returned Elwin Boynton Sr. to the road commissioner post.

Terry said the town is still seeking a resident who is willing to serve a one-year term on the Regional School Unit 25 board of directors, as no one ran for the vacancy this year.

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