08/24/10 Special Town Meeting Results

TOWN OF CRANBERRY ISLES
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING RESULTS
AUGUST 24, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 4:08 pm by Denise McCormick, Town Clerk.

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

Barbara Stainton nominates Barbara Fernald.

8 Votes Cast, 6 Votes for Barbara Fernald.

2. To see if 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 Richard Beal.

Unanimous vote to approve.

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

Sally Rowan motions to approve, second by Barbara Stainton.

Unanimous vote to approve.

4. To elect by ballot a Selectman to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Daniel Lief for a term to expire March 14th, 2011.

Paul Fernald nominates Chris Hathaway
Steve Krasnow nominates Sheila Krasnow. Sheila declined the nomination.
Eric Dyer nominates Roy Hadlock. Roy declined the nomination.

20 Votes Cast, 17 Votes Chris Hathaway, 3 spoiled ballots.

5. Shall the Town Of Cranberry Isles March 2010 Comprehensive Plan be enacted?

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Nanette Hadlock.
Richard Beal motions to amend the question to read “Town of Cranberry Isles July
2010 Comprehensive Plan”, second by Barbara Stainton.
Unanimous vote to amend the question.

49 Votes Cast, 45 Votes Yes, 4 Votes No.

The Comprehensive Plan passes.

6. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to accept a transfer of the Emma F. Spurling Cemetery Trust Fund from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Company to the
Town of Cranberry Isles for administration as a separate cemetery trust account, should this action be approved by the Hancock County Judge of Probate.
(This proposed transfer has already been approved by the State of Maine Attorney General.)

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Anna Fernald.
After a lengthy discussion, Hugh Dwelley motions to call the question, seconded by
Donna Isaacs.
Unanimous vote to call the question.

43 Votes Cast, 10 Votes Yes, 33 Votes No. Article does not pass.

7. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to re-allocate up to $10,000 (ten thousand dollars) of designated 2010 budget expenses for Fire Department Zones 1 and 2 to fund a one-year Emergency Response Corps position.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, second by Malcolm Donald.
Eric Dyer motions to amend Article to read, “…to re-allocate up to $10,000 of Fire
Dept Zone 1 and Fire Dept Zone 2 Reserve Funds…”, second by Richard Beal.
Unanimous vote to amend the article.

Evelyn Boxley motions to call the question, seconded by Mike Westphal.
Unanimous vote to call the question.

47 Votes Cast, 27 Votes Yes, 10 Votes No.

Richard Beal motions to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m., second by Beverly Sanborn.
Unanimous vote to adjourn.