2009 Town Meeting Minutes

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TOWN OF CRANBERRY ISLES
RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
MARCH 09, 2009

The Town of Cranberry Isles held their annual Town Meeting on March 09, 2009, at the Great Cranberry Fire House, Great Cranberry Island, Maine. There were 64 registered voters and numerous guest present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by Denise McCormick,Town Clerk.

The articles were acted upon as follows:

1. To elect by ballot a moderator to preside at said meeting.

Barbara Stainton nominates Barbara Fernald, no other nominations.
5 Ballots cast, 4 votes Barbara Fernald, 1 spoiled.

The Town Clerk administered the Oath of Office to Barbara Fernald, moderator. Barbara thanked all those present, and also thanked those who do so much for the Town.

2. To elect by ballot a Town Clerk for the ensuing year and to vote compensation.

Daniel Lief nominates Denise McCormick. 5 ballots cast, 5 votes for Denise McCormick.

Phil Whitney motions to set compensation at $6,500, second by Aaron Gray.
Unanimous vote to approve.

3. To see of the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will approve use of the Maine Municipal
Association’s recommended Maine Moderator’s Manual “Rules of Procedures” for the
conduct of this Town Meeting.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.
Majority Vote to approve.

4. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will approve opening the floor of this
Town Meeting to all non-registered persons for the purpose of discussion only on each of
the following articles of this 2009 Warrant.

Beverly Sanborn motions to approve, second by Barbara Stainton.
Unanimous vote to approve.

5. To elect by ballot a Selectman for a term of three years.

Cynthia Lief nominates Sally Rowan. 6 votes cast, 6 votes for Sally Rowan.

6. To vote compensation for all Selectmen for the ensuing year.

Nanette Hadlock motions to set compensation at $1700 for the chairperson and $1400 for
the others, second by Eric Dyer.
Unanimous vote to approve.

7. To elect by ballot a Town Treasurer for the ensuing year and to vote compensation.

Nanette Hadlock nominates Denise McCormick. 5 Votes cast, 5 Votes Denise McCormick.

Barbara Stainton motions to set compensation at $9500, second by Jeri Spurling.

Majority vote to approve.

8. To elect by ballot a Collector of Taxes and Collector of Excise Taxes for the ensuing
year and to vote compensation.

Beverly Sanborn nominates Denise McCormick. 5 Votes Cast, 5 Votes Denise McCormick.

Barbara Stainton motions to set compensation at $24,500, second by Aaron Gray.

Unanimous vote to approve.

9. To elect by ballot a member of the Superintending School Committee for a term of three
years.

Barbara Myers nominates Theodore Spurling Jr. 6 Votes cast, 6 Votes Theodore Spurling Jr.

10. To elect by ballot three members of the Shellfish Conservation Committee for a term of
three years.

Ballot 1: Nanette Hadlock nominates Nickolas Hadlock. 6 Votes Cast for Nickolas Hadlock

Ballot 2: Barbara Myers nominates Norman Sanborn II. 5 Votes Cast for Norman Sanborn .

Ballot 3: Richard Howland nominates Cory Alley. 6 Votes Cast for Cory Alley.

11. To elect by ballot two members of the Municipal Advisory Commission, which consists
of seven elected volunteer property owners or registered voters of the Town Of
Cranberry Isles, who shall serve a period of three years each.

Aaron Gray nominates Malcolm Fernald. Malcolm declined the nomination.
Eric Dyer nominates Phillipe Donald. 6 Votes cast for Phillipe Donald.

Daniel Lief nominates Jason Pickering. Jason declined the nomination.
Phil Whitney nominates Karin Whitney. 5 Votes Cast for Karin Whitney.

12. To vote the hourly rate of pay for Town Officials and Employees.

Jeri Spurling motions to set the rates at $12 to $25, second by Malcolm Donald.

Unanimous vote to approve.

13. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to collect interest at the
rate of nine percent (9%) on all taxes not paid by December 01, 2009. Municipalities
may by vote determine the rate of interest that shall apply to taxes that become delinquent
during taxable year 2009 until those taxes are paid in full. The maximum rate of interest
that can be charged per Title 36, MRSA §505.4 is 9%.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Daniel Lief.

Unanimous vote to approve.

14. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to allow a two percent (2%)
discount on all taxes which are paid in full within thirty days (30) of the date shown on the
original bills as submitted by the Tax Collector.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Unanimous vote to approve.

15. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Treasurer
to expend funds in January 2010, February 2010, and March 2010 equal in aggregate to
3/12ths of the Operation’s Budget approved for the year 2009. This authorization will
permit the Treasurer to prepare Financial Warrants for approval by the Board of
Selectmen, prepare checks, and legally pay bills pending approval of the entire Operations
Budget by the Voters in March 2010.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Daniel Lief.
Unanimous vote to approve.

Schools:

16A. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for Regular
Instruction for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $206,790.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve $206,790, second by Nanette Hadlock.

Richard Beal motions to amend the amount to $212,054, second by Malcolm Donald.
Unanimous vote to amend amount.

Majority vote to approve, 1 vote to oppose.

16B. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for Special
Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $82,869.

Barbara Myers motions to approve $82,869, second by Chris Johnston.

Richard Beal motions to amend the amount to $38,082, second by Barbara Stainton.
Unanimous vote to amend.

Unanimous vote to approve.

16C. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for Other
Instruction for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $6,200.

Barbara Staintion motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Eve Harrison motions to amend the amount to $9,700, second by Anna Fernald.
4 Votes to approve, Majority to Oppose. Amended amount does not pass.

Majority vote to approve $6,200, 1 vote to oppose.

16D. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for Student
& Staff Support for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $13,796.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Sheila Krasnow.

Daniel Lief motions to amend the amount to $19,196, second by Barbara Stainton.
Unanimous vote to amend.

Unanimous vote to approve $19,196.

16E. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for System
Administration for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $25,214.

Barbara Myers motions to approve, second by Barbara Stainton.

Richard Beal motions to amend the amount to $14,219, second by Beverly Sanborn.
Unanimous vote to amend.

Unanimous vote to approve.

16F. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for School
Administration for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $21,236.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Nanette Hadlock.

Majority vote to approve, 1 vote to oppose.

16G. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for Transportation
& Buses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $32,875.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Cynthia Lief.

It was explained by Robert Liebow, Superintendent that this department includes
Room & Board paid for High School Students.

Unanimous vote to approve.

16H. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for
Facilities Maintenance for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30,
2010.
School Committee recommends $61,800.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Malcolm Donald.

Unanimous vote to approve.

16I. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for Debt
Service and Other Commitments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and
ending June 30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $-0-.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Cynthia Lief.

Unanimous vote to approve.

16J. To see what sum the School Committee will be authorized to expend for All
Other Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June
30, 2010.
School Committee recommends $-0-.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Cory Duggan.

Unanimous vote to approve.

Note: Articles 16A – 16J authorize a total budget of $405,662

Note: Articles 16K & 16L raise funds for the Proposed School Budget

16K. To see what sum the Town of Cranberry Isles will appropriate for the total cost
of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the
Essential Programs and Services Funding Act (Recommend $238,183)and to see what
sum the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will raise as the Town’s contribution
to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described
in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine
Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688 for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30,
2010.
School Committee recommends $188,183.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Polly Bunker.

Richard Beal motions to amend the amount to $185,940, second by Barbara Stainton.

38 Votes Cast to amend, 0 votes to oppose.

37 Written Votes Cast to approve $185,940. 37 Yes, 0 No.

16L. To see what sum the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will raise and appropriate
in additional local funds for school purposes (Recommend: $215,403) for the
period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs
and Services allocation model by (Recommend $212,190) as required to fund the budget
recommended by the School Committee.

The School Committee recommends $215,403 for additional local funds and gives the
following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding
model by $212,190. The State funding model underestimates the actual costs to fully
fund the 2009-2010 budget.

Richard Beal motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Nanette Hadlock motions to amend the amounts as follows $157,362 and $154,148,
second by Barbara Stainton.
Unanimous vote to amend the amounts.

There were 27 written votes, 24 Yes, and 3 No to approve the amounts.

NOTE: Article 16M summarizes the proposed school budget and does not authorize
any additional expenditures

16M. To see what sum the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will authorize the School
Committee to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30,
2010 from the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education
from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services
Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds
for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690,
unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support
of schools.
School Committee recommends $450,780.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Richard Beal motions to amend the amount to $405,662, second by Courtney
Chaplin.
Unanimous vote to amend the amount.

40 Votes cast, 40 yes, 0 no.

16N. In addition to the amount in Articles 16A-16M, shall the Town appropriate and
authorize the School Committee to expend additional state, federal and other funds
received during the fiscal year 2009-2010 for school purposes.
Current Year Totals: $24,423 School Committee recommends passage.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Richard Beal.

Unanimous vote to approve.

17. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will authorize the School
Committee to have the Islesford School remain open for the 2009-2010 school
year with a projected enrollment of 10 to 12 students.
By Written Ballot.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Anna Fernald.

30 Ballots cast, 30 yes, 0 no.

18. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will authorize the School
Committee to have the Longfellow School remain open for the 2009-2010
school year with an unknown projected enrollment.
By Written Ballot.

Ruth Westphal motions to approve, second by Theodore Spurling, Jr.

41 Ballots cast, 37 yes, 3 no, 1 blank.

19. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Board
of Selectman to borrow funds over a period of years in an amount up to $20,000
through the issuance of general obligation bonds or notes to the Town, which may
be callable bonds or notes, to undertake repairs to the Longfellow School on Great
Cranberry Island, under the direction of the Cranberry Isles School Board. These
funds will be administered separately from the regular Cranberry Isles School Budget.

Note: This expenditure covers the first year’s work in a four to six year l$130,000
budget plan aimed at restoring the building.

Aaron Gray motions to approve, second by Bill Dowling.

Unanimous vote to approve.

20. (A.) To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will, pursuant to MRSA
57231, vote to accept municipal jurisdiction for maintenance and upkeep over the
“Spurling Point Cemetery”, a Revolutionary War cemetery located at Spurling Point,
Great Cranberry Island and where no person has been buried for the past 50 years.

Ruth Westphal motions to approve, second by Malcolm Donald.

Majority vote to approve, 1 vote to oppose.

(B.) To see what sum the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will authorize for
basic maintenance of this cemetery and to put in place a plan and budget going
forward which would look to more extensive repairs and restoration projects
(i.e. erecting fallen grave headstones, cleaning of stones, erecting of posts and a
chain to mark the Spurling Point cemetery.)
The Board of Selectmen recommends a total of $500.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Unanimous vote to approve.

21. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to offer $3,500 in
financial support to the Island Health Clinic Committee which is preparing a
business and implementation plan for a health clinic and is also taking first steps
toward the establishment of a health clinic on Little Cranberry Island.

Stefanie Alley motions to approve, second by Cory Duggan.

Majority vote to approve, 1 vote to oppose, 1 vote to abstain.

Barbara Fernald, moderator, requests a motion to adjourn the meeting for a lunch break.

Eric Dyer motions to adjourn until 1:10 p.m., second by Nanette Hadlock.

The meeting was called to order at 1:15 p.m. by Barbara Fernald, moderator.

22. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to instruct the Board
of Selectmen to develop detailed plans for a new Town Office. (Funding for this
planning was authorized at the 2004 Town Meeting.)

Richard Beal motions to approve, second by Chris Johnston.

Eric Dyer motions to amend the article to read, “To see if the voters of the Town Of
Cranberry Isles will vote to instruct the Board of Selectmen to develop plans for an
alternative Town Office.”, second by Eve Harrison.

Unanimous vote to amend the article.

Majority vote to approve, 1 vote to oppose.

23. (a.)To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry isles will vote to authorize the
Board of Selectmen to (1) accept Federal and State of Maine Transportation Grant
funds totaling $303,400; (2) to execute a “Transportation Enhancement Project
Agreement” between the municipality of Cranberry Isles and the State of Maine
Department of Transportation (Federal Project Number ME 030048, State PIN 011865.00)
which covers repairs to the barging ramps at Islesford and Great Cranberry Island,
construction of two (2) new eighty foot (80’) ADA complaint gangways with
associated float modifications at Great Cranberry Island and Southwest Harbor
(Manset) and a third gangway at Islesford if Article 23(b), (listed below), is approved,
and to make repairs to the walkway between the Southwest Harbor Facility and the
pier to make it ADA compliant; and (3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to spend
these grant funds for the above listed projects on behalf of the citizens of the Cranberry
Isles, making such reports as required by Federal and State agencies.

NOTE: These Federal and State of Maine funds were initially granted during the
purchasing process of the Town’s Manset parking facility. Projects permitted by
these grant funds evolved to construction of ramp replacement, ADA gangways and
walkways. There might be sufficient funds for the addition of a third gangway for
Islesford without additional funding by the Town. These grant funds will revert back
to Federal and State authorities at the end of March 2009 if not accepted by the voters
for the uses specified.

The Board of Selectmen recommends passage of Article 23A which will provide
significant improvements to our Harbors at no cost to the Town.

The Board of Selectmen remains silent on Article 23B.

Richard Beal motions to approve Article 23(A), second by Barbara Stainton.

Unanimous vote to approve.

23(b) If there are sufficient funds under the Federal Transportation Enhancement Grant
(Federal Project #ME030048) which is already paying for the Great Cranberry
and Manset gangways and new concrete ramps on Great Cranberry and Islesford, to see
if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to install an eighty (80) foot
gangway at the Islesford municipal dock, similar in construction to the eighty (80) foot
gangways already planned for Great Cranberry Island and Manset, with possible
modification of the Islesford mooring field to accommodate moving of the town floats
out by fifty (50) feet.

Richard Beal motions to approve, second by Aaron Gray.

3 yes votes to approve, Majority vote to oppose.

24. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will instruct the Board of Selectmen
to pursue identification of additional parking spaces in Northeast Harbor that can be
purchased or leased by the Town Of Cranberry Isles; and to call a Special Town Meeting
for voter consideration should an opportunity arise for either purchase or lease.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Aaron Gray.

Bill McGuinness motions to amend the Article to read “pursue identification of additional
parking spaces on Mount Desert Island”, second by Theodore Spurling Jr.
Unanimous vote to amend.

Daniel Lief motions to amend the Article to read “…to pursue optimization of existing
off-island parking lots and identification of additional parking spaces on MDI…”,
second by Richard Beal.
Unanimous vote to amend.

Unanimous vote to approve Article as amended.

25. (a)To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to extend for one year
the existence and work of the Town’s Transportation Committee as established by
Article 31 of the 2008 Warrant; the purpose of which is to address issues related to boat
transportation between the islands (Great Cranberry, Islesford and Sutton) and the
mainland (Northeast and Southwest Harbors). While the committee is pleased with its
progress, one year has not been sufficient to complete the required work.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Sally Rowan.

Ron Axelrod and Katie Fernald, co-chairs of the committee, made a presentation on
the committee’s progress over the year. They spoke of the surveys and results they
took last year. They also presented what the committee would like to accomplish in the
coming year before the committee comes back with a plan that would be put before the
voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles.

Unanimous vote to extend the Transportation Committee for one year.

(b) To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will authorize expenditures of
up to $5,000 for the purchase of early stage professional consultation services related to the
implementation of a passenger ferry service according to specifications developed
by the committee.

NOTE: Legal and engineering review of any plan is an absolute requirement. Also there
must be a particular focus on aspects of the plan which might impact passenger safety
on docks and boats.

Eric Dyer motions to approve, second by Barbara Stainton.

Unanimous vote to approve.

26. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize all Town
Constables and Town Harbormasters to enforce municipal ordinances, to serve
notice of violations of municipal ordinances to offenders by issuance of a “Uniform
Summons and Complaint Form” or similar form, and to assign a fine of $100 for
each offense payable to the Town Treasurer, unless the amount of said fine is
otherwise stated in the cited Town Ordinance.

NOTE: Failure to honor a Uniform Summons and Complaint Form within 10 days from
day of issuance by a duly appointed Cranberry Isles Constable or Harbormaster shall be
cause for continuing action by the Town.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Karin Whitney.

Majority vote to approve, 2 votes opposed.

27. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Board of
Selectmen for the Town Of Cranberry Isles to prepare and submit a formal application
for ownership of the Baker Island Light (GSA Control 1-U-ME-0683) and to spend
up to $500 in connection with preparation of such submission. The Selectmen submitted
a “Notice of Interest” on 1 November 2008 pursuant to General Service Administration
requirements for the government to obtain knowledge of all interested municipal, federal
or not-for-profit organizations. the next step is a formal application by the Town which
then permits on site examination of the structure, full knowledge of the land available
and landing rights by boat, and obligations upon the recipient for maintenance of the
structure. This authorization, if approved, does not authorize the Board of Selectmen to
take ownership of the Baker Island Light. A Special Town Meeting would be required
for review by the voters of all findings and stipulations and for a final vote authorizing
the Town to take ownership of the property.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Unanimous vote to approve.

28. To see what sum the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to spend in
support of the Island Institute Fellow for 2009.
Board of Selectmen recommends a total amount of $5,000.

Cory Duggan motions to approve $5,000, second by Daniel Lief.
Unanimous vote to approve.

29. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Selectmen
to enter into a five (5) month lease agreement in 2009 with the Roman Catholic Bishop
of Portland, Maine for use of the church land on Joy Road in Northeast Harbor, for parking
of residents of, and visitors to, the Cranberry Isles.

Eric Dyer motions to approve, second by Malcolm Donald.

Unanimous vote to approve.

30. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will authorize the Selectmen to enter
into a contract with RJD Appraisal to do a reevaluation, for tax purposes, of all property in
the Town and to spend $73,000 pursuant to such a contract.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Daniel Lief.

One vote cast to approve, majority votes to oppose.
Article did not pass.

31. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to provide the Great
Cranberry Island Historical Society a gift of $1,000.

Phil Whitney motions to approve, second by Karin Whitney.

Majority vote to approve, 1 vote to oppose.

32. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to direct the Board of
Selectmen to pursue a sale of the Marsh Real Estate Building. Working with a
Real Estate broker, the Board of Selectmen would be expected to bring a contract
of sale to a Special Town Meeting for approval.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

3 votes cast to approve, Majority votes to oppose.

33. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Board
of Selectmen to borrow funds in the original principal amount of up to $138,000
through the issuance of notes for the Town which amount will be repaid out of proceeds
from a SHIP Grant received by the Town in 2008. The SHIP Grant has a signed
contract associated with it and the funds will be received by the Town in 2009 as the
Great Cranberry Dock project is completed.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Malcolm Donald.

Unanimous vote to approve.

34. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Board
of Selectmen to appropriate and spend up to $138,000 from the undesignated funds
balance for the purpose of offsetting taxes for 2009.

Richard Beal motions to approve, second by Eric Dyer.

Denise McCormick, Treasurer, motions to amend the Article to read “up to $138,000
from Manset Facility Reserve Account”, second by Eric Dyer.

2 votes yes to amend, 22 votes No to amend. Article remains the same.

Daniel Lief motions to amend the Article to read “$50,000 from Manset Facility Reserve
Account”, second by Courtney Chaplin.
Majority votes to amend, 6 votes to oppose.

Majority votes to approve, 6 votes to oppose.

35. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to hold the next annual
Town Meeting in 2010, on Monday, March 8th at the Islesford Neighborhood House,
Little Cranberry Island, Maine and to open the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

Ruth Westphal motions to approve, second by Barbara Stainton.

Unanimous vote to approve.

36. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Board
of Selectmen to enter into a five year land lease with the new owner of the Great
Cranberry Island Store.
Note: The rent for the land will remain at $12.00 per year.

Daniel Lief motions to approve, second by Malcolm Donald.

Unanimous vote to approve.

37. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will amend Warrant Article 3,
passed at a special town meeting held on July 31, 2001, to allow ramp usage fees
collected and held in escrow to be used broadly for all harbor related repairs,
maintenance, and capital projects including, without limitation, work done on
docks, ramps, floats, gangways, moorings, lights, and buildings.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Beverly Sanborn.

Nanette Hadlock motions to amend the Article to say “…work done on Town docks,
ramps, floats, gangways, moorings, lights and buildings”, second by Barbara Stainton.

Unanimous vote to amend.
31 votes cast, 18 yes, 13 no.
Article passes as amended.

38. To see what sum the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to raise and
appropriate for each function of Town operations as shown in the Town Operations
Budget. Each function shall be voted upon separately:

2009 TOWN OPERATIONS BUDGET
Dept. 51 – General Government 311,680
Town Office: Rent & Utilities 12,150
Office Supplies & Postage 6,000
Administrative Expenses 10,000
Insurance 16,000
Legal 20,000
Accounting 5,000
Web Site 500
Selectmen Compensation 4,500
Contingency Fund 20,000
Treasurer / Tax Collector / Clerk 40,500
Elections 1,700
Planning Board 1,330
Comp. Plan 5,000
Tax Assessor
Gen. Contract 22,200
* Denise McCormick motions to amend amount to $25,200, second by Barbara Stainton.
Unanimous vote to amend.
Reevaluation 73,000
*Denise McCormick motions to amend amount to $-0-, second by Beverly Sanborn.
Unanimous vote to amend.
Facilities Supervisor 41,600
Deputy Clerk / Treasurer 18,000
Harbor Committee 500
Transportation Committee 5,000
Payroll Taxes 8,000
Employee Health Benefits -0-
Retirement Obligation 700
* Barbara Stainton motions to approve Dept 51 budget with amended amounts, $241,680,
second by Cynthia Lief.
Unanimous vote to approve Dept 51.

Dept. 52 – Public Safety 73,910

Fire Dept Zone 1 (GCI)
Utilities 1,200
Fire Truck 16,000
*Richard Beal motions to amend Fire Truck amount to $26,000, second by Malcolm
Donald.
Majority vote to amend, 1 vote opposed.
Equipment 3,500
Heating Oil 2,500
Gasoline 500
Admin. Expense 200
Insurance 5,000
EMS Program 1,000
Maintenance -0-
Contracts 2,000

Fire Dept. Zone 2 (Islesford)
Utilities 1,050
Heating Oil 1,500
Gasoline 500
Equipment -0-
Fire Truck 3,000
Insurance 4,500
Training 3,000
EMS Program 4,500

Fire Dept. Zone 3 (Sutton)
Equipment 8,000

911 Services 460
Streetlights 5,500
Animal Control Officer 500
Constable
Compensation 1,000
Admin. Expense 500
Harbormaster
Compensation 2,000
Training 1,000
Shellfish Warden 1,000
Insurance 4,000
Barbara Stainton motions to approve Dept. 52 with amended amounts, $83,910,
second by Malcolm Donald.
Unanimous vote to approve Dept 52 Budget $83,910.

Dept. 53 – Health & Sanitation 124,150
Solid Waste
Other 5,000
Contracts 75,000
Barging 3,800
Tipping Fees 17,600
Hazardous Waste / Metal 5,500
Capital Improvements 4,000
Permits 300
CEO / Plumbing
Compensation 8,000
Plumbing Permits 500
General Assistance 3,000
Supplies 700
Health Officer 750

Beverly Sanborn motions to approve Dept 53 Budget $124,150, second by Barbara
Stainton.
Unanimous vote to approve Dept 53.

Dept. 54 – Public Transportation 134,200
Town Roads
Maintenance 2,000
Capital Improvements 103,000
*Richard Beal motions to amend Capital Improvements to $43,000, second by
Daniel Lief.
Majority vote to amend, 2 votes to oppose amended amount.
Snow Removal
Contract 14,000
Compensation 4,400
Supplies 9,000
Town Trucks
Gas 1,000
Insurance 800

Barbara Stainton motions to approve the Dept 54 Budget with amendment, $74,200,
second by Malcolm Donald.
Unanimous vote to approve Dept 54 Budget.

Dept. 55 – Schools 450,780
Barbara Myers motions to amend amount to $405,662, second by Donna Isaacs.
Unanimous vote to amend.

Unanimous vote to approve Dept 55 Budget.

Dept. 56 – Donations 33,120
GCI Library 3,800
Islesford Library 3,800
GCI Community Center 6,300
Islesford Neighborhood House 6,300
GCI Historical Society 1,000
Town Cemeteries 500
Spurling Point Cemetery, GCI 500
Island Explorer 1,600
NEH Library 320
NEH Ambulance 1,000
Life Flight 1,000
Human Service Donations 1,000
Island Institute Fellow 5,000
Hospice of Hancock County 1,000
Malcolm Donald motions to approve Dept 56 Budget, $33,120, second by Vicki
Johnston.
Majority to approve, 1 vote to oppose.

Dept. 57 – Debt Service 297,175
SWH Parking – Taxable Bond 47,138
SWH Parking – Tax Exempt Bond 134,677
LCI Municipal Garage 22,610
LCI Pumper Truck 10,000
Longfellow School 750
County Tax 82,000
*Denise McCormick motions to amend County Tax amount to $73,340, second by
Daniel Lief.
Unanimous vote to amend.
Unanimous vote to approve Dept 57 Budget $288,515.

Dept. 58 – Municipal Facilities 516,800
Teleconference 1,500
Transportation Enhancement 303,400
Health Clinic 3,500
Longfellow School 20,000
Baker Island Lighthouse 500
NEH Parking Lot
Snow Removal 4,000
Lease 37,000
Joy Road Parking Lot
Insurance 750
Lease 4,000
Manset Parking Lot
Utilities 500
Grounds 3,500
Maint. & Improvements 3,500
Snow Removal 2,000
Insurance 3,150
SWH Property Tax 24,000
Warehouse / Apartment
Maint. & Improvements 4,500
Utilities 500
Insurance 2,000
Mansell Road Building
Maint. & Repair 1,000
Insurance 1,000
Capitol Improvements 2,000
SWH Property Tax 5,700
Restrooms
Maint. & Improvements 2,400
Cleaning 6,700
Supplies 1,000
Wharves / Floats / Ramps
Electricity 1,400
Maintenance 6,000
Capital Improvements 9,000
Moorings 7,400
Insurance 6,400
Contracts 27,000
LCI Municipal Garage
Town Garage 3,000
Capital Improvements 5,000
Town Land
Parking Lots 5,000
GCI Gravel Pit 8,000
Maintenance 500

Barbara Stainton motions to approve Dept 58 Budget $516,800, second by Malcolm
Donald.
Unanimous vote to approve Dept 58 Budget.

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR TOWN OPERATIONS= $1,768,037.

TOWN OPERATIONS BUDGET
APPLIED RESOURCES

Loans: 20,000.00
Grants: 303,400.00
From Fire Dept. Reserve:
Zone 1: 9,000.00
Zone 2: 13,720.00
Zone 3: 2,714.00
Estimated General Fund Receipts: 165,966.00
From Manset Facility Reserve 50,000.00
School Dept. (Subsidies & Grants): 52,242.00
Property Taxes (2009): 1,150,995.00

TOTAL= $ 1,768,037.00

At 5:30 p.m. Sheila Krasnow motions to adjourn the meeting, second by Courtney
Chaplin.