Government at a glance: Sabattus

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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.

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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.

Helping hand

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.

Welcome aboard

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.

Vroom

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 kskelton@sunjournal.com

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