PHOTO BY JACQUELINE WEAVER

Rezoning, tax assessor funding hot topics at Hancock Town Meeting



PHOTO BY JACQUELINE WEAVER
Alan Parrot makes a point at Hancock Town Meeting Tuesday.

HANCOCK — With a thin representation of residents present, voters at Town Meeting Tuesday declined to rezone an area to allow gravel processing and argued about funding for the tax assessor.

In elections Monday, voters re-elected Richard Merchant and elected Daniel Bossert as selectmen.

The third candidate for the two positions was Steve VanDorn.

Rod Franzius and Antonio Blasi were re-elected to the Planning Board.

In other action at Town Meeting Tuesday — at which 95 of 1,709 registered voters were present — residents approved a $977,199 budget for 2013-2014.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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