Limestone postpones special town meeting

2 weeks ago

LIMESTONE, Maine – Limestone is pushing back a special town meeting to allow more community members to take part, said Interim Town Manager Alan Mulherin.

The meeting had been set to occur Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Limestone Community School’s auditorium at 6:30 p.m.. But this week’s Thanksgiving holiday motivated the town to choose a more ideal date, Mulherin said Monday.

“It was going to occur the night before Thanksgiving and many people would be unable to attend,” Mulherin said.

The meeting will likely be held in mid December, Mulherin noted, due to previously scheduled meetings between the town’s Select Board and budget committee.

When they do convene for the special town meeting, residents will be asked to vote on spending $54,000 for payments to the Internal Revenue Service, $275,000 to finalize the town’s solar project, $260,000 for a Public Works plow truck, $17,000 to upgrade tax software, transfer $50,000 from the undesignated fund balance to a tax revaluation fund, allowing the Select Board to sell or lease Trafton Lake Campground and whether to approve a new food sovereignty ordinance.