Sullivan Town Manager Rob Eaton addresses voters at Town Meeting Monday. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MAXWELL HAUPTMAN

Sullivan Town Meeting focuses on budget issues

SULLIVAN — Town residents approved all 47 warrant articles at Sullivan’s annual Town Meeting, which took place Monday at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center.

The meeting was attended by almost 40 residents and moderated by Peter Drinkwater. It dealt mostly with budget issues. Residents approved budget expenditures totaling $940,868 for FY19, representing a 7.65 percent increase.

One budget issue that did raise some questions from the crowd was that of recycling. With the Fiberight waste processing facility in Hampden expected to begin accepting recycling in September, Town Manager Rob Eaton stated that payments totaling $9,000 to Coastal Recycling would be made quarterly in anticipation of changing vendors.

“As we understand, Coastal Recycling does intend to continue,” Eaton said. “In a few months, there will be additional markets and more products being recycled.”

The town’s budget also included an appropriation to build a granite “Welcome to Sullivan” sign.

“Right now we are not sure of the exact placement of the sign, but we are looking at a few locations,” said Eaton, stressing that the sign would be in a scenic location and not near the Dollar General store on Route 1.

Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Maxwell Hauptman joined The Ellsworth American as a reporter in 2018. He can be reached at [email protected]
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