Castine Voters to Decide Whether to Increase Number of Selectmen

CASTINE — Among several local issues on the Nov. 3 ballot, Castine voters will be asked whether they favor increasing the size of the Board of Selectmen.


A “yes” vote would increase the number of board members from three to five.

Voters will also be asked if they approve transferring $7,000 from town surplus to the Elm Tree Care Account to cover expenses for the removal of trees infected with Dutch elm disease.

A third question asks whether residents favor moving $5,000 from surplus to the Harbor Improvement Capital Account. The money would cover the town’s share of a boat pump-out grant and partially pay for recoating the steel bulkhead at the waterfront.

Three town offices are up for election this year. Only the School Committee race is contested.

Deborah Hamblen-Wood and Kathryn MacArthur are running for a single three-year term on the committee.

Incumbent Gus Basile is running unopposed for another term on the Board of Selectmen and Berna Kaiserian is running for a five-year term as Witherle Memorial Library trustee.

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