Board: Sabattus Selectmen
Met: Tuesday night
Town meeting set
Issue: Selectmen set the date of the next annual town meeting for 9 a.m. June 2 at Oak Hill Middle School.
Up next: Hammering out the budget to be voted on. The Budget Committee and selectmen start meeting March 1. The committee will present its recommendations April 27, the board will vote May 1 and town reports will be available by May 18.
Issue: The General Assistance budget is running low.
The scoop: Town Manager Andrew Gilmore said 70 percent of the 2012 funds have been spent already. Of $10,000 budgeted, more than $7,000 has been spent. This time last year, even working with a smaller General Assistance budget, only 55 percent had been spent. He pointed to more requests for heating oil help.
Up next: Sabattus could see more demand still, down the road: The state notified the town that 13 families were being cut from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Issue: Ann Marie Dion was appointed to the Budget Committee, taking the seat left by Ryan Michaud.
Issue: Dave Marsters was also appointed to the Budget Committee, taking the seat left by Glen Dube.
Issue: Selectmen put off until Feb. 21 how to fill the seat vacated by Loretta Hinkley on the Sabattus Sanitary District Board of Trustees.
Issue: The Sabattus Mountaineers will hold its annual Radar Run on Sabattus Lake on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Staff writer Kathryn Skelton can be reached at 689-2844 or [email protected]