Limington — 'Every issue' talked over at meeting

Limington — 'Every issue' talked over at meeting
By Magicpiano - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

First Published: 1999-03-07

Barry Gammon was re-elected Saturday to the Board of Selectmen, fending off challenges by Robert Cyr and Robert 0'Bradovich.

Gammon got nearly two-thirds of the votes cast, beating Cyr by a 197-89 margin. O'Bradovich's write-in campaign finished a distant third with 14 votes.

In the only other contested race, incumbent Harold Jordan and political newcomer Christopher Clark won two available seats on the Planning Board, while Peter Stebbins finished third.

Stephen Kelly won an uncontested election for library trustee and incumbent. Norma Noyes faced no opposition in her bid for a seat on the School Administrative District 6 Board of Directors.

At the town meeting, held at the H.B. Emery School, residents voted to supplement a $45,000 savings account with $46,000 from the town's general fund, to buy a new rescue vehicle. They committed another $36,000 to update the town's computer system.

Town Clerk Marilyn Webb said every issue proved contentious in the eight-hour meeting. "Every issue - big or small - is well talked over at the Limington town meeting," she said. "Everyone gets their say."

The controversy over what to do with the aging Limington Town Hall was not directly discussed, but preservationist Nancy Bozenhard said one article committed up to $3,000 for light maintenance and care of the Greek Revival building. Townspeople voted last year for a new municipal complex, slated for five acres along Route 11, which will house municipal offices, the fire department and rescue squad.

Limington's property tax rate is likely to increase by about 30 cents per $1,000 of valuation as a result of town meeting action, Gammon said, but the exact increase will depend upon the SAD 6 budget which is determined in the spring.


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title: "Limington Every issue talked over at meeting"

date: 1999-03-07

outlet: PPH

keyword: brief

articles: 1

words: 304

status: published

version: RWT4.0

citation: "Limington Every issue talked over at meeting", Portland Press Herald, March 7, 1999,