Steuben elections Monday; Town Meeting March 9

STEUBEN — Anticipating cuts in state aid to municipalities, selectmen are asking residents to approve a bare bones $797,865 budget at Town Meeting March 9.

The current town budget is $958,360, which does not include the county tax or funding for education.

The Town Meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Ella Lewis School gymnasium.

Elections will be held Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town office.

Selectman David Glass is running unopposed for re-election to a three-year term.

Henri Gignoux is a write-in candidate for his seat on the Regional School Unit 24 Board.

The county tax, according to Town Clerk Julie Ginn, was $267,163 in 2012 and will be $283,812 in 2013.

Local funding for education in 2012 was $1.7 million. Figures for the coming year are not yet available.

Among other items on the town warrant is a proposal to eliminate the three-person Board of Assessors and appoint one assessor.

For more community news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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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