Eustis annual town meeting set for Saturday, elections Friday

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EUSTIS — Voters at the annual town meeting will consider a budget of $1,037,092.88 at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Community Building on Main Street.

The warrant includes 22 articles, some of which increase the budget by $44,342.88 over last year, town assessor Sandra Scribner said. 

Elections will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Town Office, Town Clerk Kathy Fearon said.

The four candidates for a seat on the Board of Selectmen are Selectman Earl Wyman, Katie Richards, Michael Steward and Donald Plante, Fearon said. The term is for three years.

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Planning Board member Scott Thatcher is unopposed for re-election.

There are three open seats on the Flagstaff Regional School Board. Nominated are Sarah Strunk for a three-year term, Jeff Brickley for a two-year term and David Richards for a one-year term, she said. The terms start in June.

At Saturday’s meeting, residents will consider whether to increase the Fire Department’s equipment reserve account from the $15,000 appropriated last year to $25,000, she said.

The Fire Department proposed budget remains the same as last year, $80,000, with a $10,000 decrease in insurance.

Voters will also consider an increase for the summer road budget, from $116,000 last year to $127,600 this year, she said.

The winter road budget request remains the same at $110,000, according to the warrant.

There is a proposed increase of $20,000 in the Town Office request to cover a new employee, she said.

Voters will also decide whether to authorize selectmen to use amounts from state revenue sharing, excise taxes, a TransCanada donation and other items to reduce the 2014 tax commitment by $339,123. They will also consider appropriating $275,000 from undesignated revenue to reduce the commitment.

abryant@sunjournal.com

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