Government at a glance: Sabattus

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Board: Sabattus Selectmen

Met: Tuesday night

Changes to Martin’s Point

Issue: The point on Sabattus Pond has been limited to residents, which limits its ability to go for state grants and other funds for repairs.

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The scoop: Selectmen held a public hearing to both open it up to nonresidents and change language in the ordinance so that going forward, revisions have to be made at town meeting, not simply by the board.

Up next: Those changes will go before residents as a single question on the warrant at town meeting June 5.

Budget talks

Issue: According to Town Manager Rick Bates, $230,000 has to be trimmed from the current proposed budget to avoid a tax increase in the coming year.

The scoop: Department heads will be asked what items can be cut.

Up next: Selectmen and the Budget Committee will hold their next joint meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the town office. The budget has to be firmed up by May 5.

Odds and ends

Issue: Complaints called in to the town office on issues like lake conditions will now be kept in a log.

Issue: Some of the posted road signs in town have started to come down.

Issue: The new mobile vendors policy passed unanimously with a small revision.

Staff writer Kathryn Skelton can be reached at 689-2844 or kskelton@sunjournal.com

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