Results of Special Town Meeting

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RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
MAY 20, 2008

The Special Town Meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Denise McCormick, Town Clerk.

The voters present, acted on the following articles:

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

Daniel Lief nominates Barbara Fernald. There were no other nominations.

5 Votes Cast, 5 Votes Barbara Fernald.

The Town Clerk administered the oath of office to the moderator.

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 Special Town Meeting.

Barbara Stainton motion to approve, Richard Beal seconds.

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 citizens for the purpose of discussion only on each of the following articles of this Special Town Meeting Warrant.

Cynthia Lief motions to approve, Anna Fernald seconds.

Unanimous vote to approve.

4. To see if the voters of the Town of Cranberry Isles will vote to raise and appropriate the $15,000 approved at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting, Article #17, authorizing the Board of Selectmen to borrow up to $15,000, for the purchase of a replacement float at the municipal pier at Great Cranberry Island.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, Richard Beal seconds.

Unanimous vote to approve.

5. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to raise and appropriate the $35,000 approved at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting, Article #29, authorizing the Board of Selectmen to borrow $35,000, for the purchase of a snow plowing truck and associated equipment, for snow removal and sanding on the public ways of Little Cranberry Island.

Nanette Hadlock motions to approve, Richard Beal seconds.

Unanimous vote to approve.

6. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to approve use of up to $12,000 of undesignated funds for the purpose of supplementing funds approved at the 2007 & 2008 Annual Town Meetings, for the Great Cranberry Fire House in order to reshingle three walls, provide for a new ADA ramp and stairs at the entrance, and replace six (6) windows. The amount of funds required will be determined by the Board of Selectmen based on the proposed bid selected of the ten (10) bids received.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, Cynthia Lief seconds.

Unanimous vote to approve.

7. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to approve the elimination of all electric streetlights within the municipality, with the exception of public lighting on each of the municipal docks located on Great Cranberry, Little Cranberry, and Sutton Islands. This article has no effect on the 2008 tax rate.

Barbara Stainton motions to approve, Eric Dyer seconds.

No votes to approve, unanimous vote to oppose.

8. To see what sum the voters of the Town of Cranberry isles will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to borrow, in addition to the $170,000 authorized at the Special Town Meeting November 15, 2007, for the construction of a Municipal Storage and Garage Facility on Little Cranberry Island.

Richard Beal motions to put article on the floor, second by Barbara Stainton.

Richard Beal motions to amend Article 8, seconded by Eric Dyer,to read:

To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to borrow up to $75,000, in addition to the $170,000 authorized at the Special Town Meeting November 15, 2007, for the construction of Municipal Storage and Garage Facility on Little Cranberry Island.

Unanimous vote to amend Article 8.

Unanimous vote to approve Article 8.

9. To see if the voters of the Town Of Cranberry Isles will vote to allocate the funds, budgeted at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting for the debt payments of the float and plow truck in the amount of $11,000, to the debt service for the Municipal Garage.

Richard motions to approve, Barbara Stainton seconds.

Majority vote to approve, one vote to oppose.

The meeting was adjourned by the moderator at 9:12 A.M.

Respectfully Submitted:

Denise McCormick
Town Clerk
May 20, 2008

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