The Amity Annual Town Meeting will be held on March 31, 2018 at the Reed School by the Town Office. The meeting will start promptly at 9:00AM. There is an opening for selectmen with the term of Joey Ledger expiring. Joey has said he does not intend to run again. There is also a opening for School Board Member with the term of Gorden Ledger expiring in June of 2018. Gorden has said he does not intend to run again.
So if you have an interest in becoming a Selectmen or School Board Member just show up at the meeting, have someone nominate you and you will be in the running. Selectmen and School Board Member are always elected by written ballot.
We encourage all to attend and participate in your local government.
TOWN OF AMITY
STATE OF MAINE
TO: Cheryl Williams, a resident and citizen of the Town of Amity, County of Aroostook, and State of Maine.
In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby requested to notify and warn the Inhabitants of the Town of Amity, in said county, qualified to vote in Town affairs, to MEET at the REED SCHOOL BUILDING, IN SAID TOWN, ON SATURDAY MARCH 31, 2018 AT 9:00 O’CLOCK AM IN THE Morning to act on the following articles to wit:
Art. #1. To elect a MODERATOR to preside at said Meeting.
Art. #2. To elect one SELECTMAN for a term of three years. The term of Joseph P. Ledger
Art. #3. To elect one SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER for a term of three years. The term of
Gordon Ledger expiring June 2018.
Art. #4. To see if the Town will vote for Taxes to be due upon receipt and to charge 8% interest beginning 60 days after Commitment.
Art. #5. To see if the Town will vote to give a discount of 2% on taxes paid 30 days from date of billing.
Art. #6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen, on behalf of the Town, to dispose of any real estate acquired by the Town, for nonpayment of taxes thereon, on such terms as they may deem advisable and to execute quit claim deeds for such property. The Town at the Selectmen’s discretion may retain such property.
Art. #7. To see if the Town will vote to take $5,000.00 from the Undesignated Fund (surplus), as they deem advisable to meet unexpected expenses or emergencies that occur during the fiscal year 2018/19.
Art. #8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate to pay Town Officials $7,340.00 for the ensuing year from Revenue Sharing. Officers to include:
Selectmen/Assessors/Overseers of the poor 3,600.00
Code Enforcement Officer/Plumbing Inspector 1,600.00
Animal Control Officer 1,000.00
Register of Voters 400.00
ACO/Selectmen Matching SS/Medicare 240.00
Art. #9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from Excise Tax $35,666.50 for General Government for the ensuing year. General Government will include the following:
Fuel Oil 1,200.00
Register of Deeds 300.00
Office Supplies 2,000.00
Tax Liens & Discharges to include the postage for them 1,800.00
Trio Maintenance 2,680.00
MMA Dues 1,289.00
Town Manager Wages 15,000.00
Notary Fees 200.00
Social Security/Medicare Matching/Town Manager 1,147.50
Trash Removal 100.00
Health Nurse Stipend/Mileage 200.00
Art. #10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $100.00 from Property Tax for a Capital Office Reserve to be available to the Selectmen to expend as needed. Funds will be set aside in a reserve account for future capital expenditures for the office.
Art. #11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $3,590.00 from Property Tax
For Town Insurances for the ensuing year.
Varney’s Property Tax/Liability/ Bond 3,000.00
MMA Workers Compensation 500.00
MMA Unemployment 90.00
Art. #12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from Property Tax $2,500.00 for Discounts and Abatements for the ensuing year.
Art. #13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $14,700.00 from Property Tax for Town Road Maintenance for the ensuing year.
Brush Cutting 3,000.00
Road Repair 3,500.00
Roadside Mowing 1,200.00
Beaver Control 1,000.00
Art. #14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $78,137.12 from Property Tax for Snow Removal for the ensuing year.
Snow Removal (plowing) 42,998.00
Stockpile/Sand Screening 7,000.00
Salt – 3 loads 8,000.00
Misc. Expense – Light, snow removal at Sand Shed 3,000.00
Salt/Sand Shed payment to KTC 17,139.12
Art. #15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $6,186.00 from Property Tax for the Northern Katahdin Valley Waste District.
NKVWDD Contract 5,636.00
Art. #16. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into a contract with the Town of Houlton for Ambulance Service.
Art. #17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $3,456.00 from Property Tax for Ambulance Service, for the ensuing year.
Art. #18. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into a contract with the Town of Houlton to furnish Fire Protection.
Art. #19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $14,096.00 from Property Tax for Fire Protection.
Art. #20. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $2,000.00 from Undesignated Fund for General Assistance for the ensuing year.
Art. #21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $5,782.50 from Property Tax for the mowing and upkeep of the Town Cemeteries (3), and Public Lands.
SS/Medicare Match 382.50
Spring cleanup 300.00
Art. #22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from Revenue Sharing $4,045.60 for the following organizations for the ensuing year.
American Red Cross 325.00
Cary Library 780.00
A. C. A. P. 47.60
Houlton Humane Society 860.00
A. A. A. A 88.00
A. E. Howell Conservation 300.00
Dollars for Scholars 100.00
Homeless Shelter of Aroostook 357.00
Life Flight 238.00
Northern Maine Veteran Cemetery 100.00
Hodgdon Rec. 100.00
Southern Aroostook Soil & Water 200.00
Healthy Families of Aroostook 200.00
Community Health & Counseling 100.00
Hope & Justice Project 100.00
Project Graduation 50.00
Art. #23. To see if the Town will vote to accept any and all donations made and such to be used for which they are donated in the year they are donated or be set aside to use any year thereafter for the designated purpose.
Art. #24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from Revenue $188.00 for Houlton Septic System.
Art. #25. To see of the Town will authorize the Selectmen to appoint all Town Officials and Committee Members as they deem necessary.
Art. #26. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Municipal Officers to spend an amount not to exceed 2/12 of the budgeted amount in each category for the 2019-2020 annual budget during the period from Feb 1, 2019 to the March Town Meeting 2019.
Art. #27. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $3,500.00 from State Revenue for a Certified Assessor to assist the Local Assessors.
Art. #28. To see if the Town will vote to increase the property tax levy limit established for Amity by State law in the event that the municipal budget approved under the preceding articles will result in a tax commitment that is greater than that property tax levy limit.
Art. #29. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $20,000.00 from Undesignated Fund to reduce taxation.
Art. #30. To see if the Town will vote to take $5,000.00 from Undesignated Fund to set aside for future Hot Topping.
THE REGISTRAR HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT SHE WILL BE IN SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVISING AND CORRECTING THE LIST OF VOTERS AT THE REED SCHOOL BUILDING, AT 8:30 AM ON THE DAY OF SAID MEETING.
GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS ON THIS THE _________ DAY OF MARCH 2018.
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Glenn Williams Joseph P. Ledger Patricia Miller
RETURN OF WARRANT
A True Copy: Attested _____________________________, Citizen
Posted At: _______________________________________