Winter Harbor expects short annual meeting

WINTER HARBOR — Voters who assemble in Hammond Hall Wednesday, June 20, for the annual Town Meeting will face a short warrant and no controversy, according to Town Clerk Cathy J. Carruthers.

This year’s warrant includes 31 articles but “nothing of particular interest” beyond budget matters, Carruthers said.

Voters will be asked to approve a school budget of $1,092,255, which represents Winter Harbor’s share of the total Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) expenditures. That’s an increase of about $80,000 over last year’s figure.

The proposed $16,586,096 total RSU 24 budget for the 2018-2019 school year gained initial approval at a district budget meeting at Sumner Memorial High School on May 30.

Also on the warrant is the town’s share of the Hancock County tax — $80,252 — an increase of $846, Carruthers said.

On the relatively bright side, voters will be asked to approve the town budget of $823,642, down about $30,000 from last year.

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]

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