Annual Town Meeting

795 LILY BAY RD. – UNIT 101
BEAVER COVE, ME 04441
TEL.M (207) 695-2880
* FAX (207) 695-3778

WEBSITE: beavercoveme.com
ORGANIZED AS A MUNICIPALITY MARCH 17TH, 1975

The Beaver Cove Annual Town Meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 20, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

TOWN MEETING WARRANT
FRIDAY MAY 20TH, 2022

To Joanna Ellis, a resident of the Town of Beaver Cove in the County of Piscataquis and the State of Maine.
Greetings: In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town of Beaver Cove, in said County and State, qualified by law to vote in Town affairs, to assemble at the Beaver Cove Town Office, in said Town on Friday May 20th, 2022 at 6:00 o’clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following articles to witness:

ARTICLE 1: To elect a moderator to preside at said meeting.

ARTICLE 2: A. To elect a Selectperson for a term of three years
Replacing Gerard Hoag who finished Rod Falla’s term.

ARTICLE 3: To elect a member of the School Committee for a term of three years.
Maria Mann’s Term is up

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Municipal Officers to appoint all Municipal Officials and employees required by general law, charter or ordinance and remove those officials and employees for cause, after notice of hearing. (Chapter 123 MRSA Sub 2601)

ARTICLE 5: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the salaries of the Municipal officers, employees and the Town’s Share of social security & unemployment taxes for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

• Selectperson 1st year term $1,200.00
• Selectperson 2nd year term 1,200.00
• Selectperson 3rd year term 1,200.00
• Chair of Board 800.00
• Administrative Assistant 22,596.00
• Collector of Taxes 15,147.00
• Deputy Pay 600.00
• Public Works 4,368.00
• Roads Coordinator 1,200.00
• Registrar of Voters 450.00
• Social Security, Town’s Share 4,500.00
• Town Treasurer 10,501.00
• Clerk 7,266.00
• Unemployment 400.00
TOTAL: $71,428.00
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $71,428.00

ARTICLE 6: To see if Town will vote to create a position for Emergency Management Director raising and appropriating a stipend of $750.00 annually.
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $750.00

ARTICLE 7: To see what sum of money the town will vote to raise and appropriate for the office expenses of administration of the municipal office and the operation of the Town for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023:
PROPOSED 22-23 BUDGET
• ASSESSMENTS
LUPC ASSESSMENT $ 16,839.00
PISCATAQUIS COUNTY ASSESSMENT 133,739.00
• BOND SERVICE 13,326.66 LAST ONE!!
• COMMUNICATIONS 2,900.00
• COMPUTER 5,500.00
• COPIER 1,600.00
• E-911 1,200.00
• ELECTIONS, MEETINGS, ADS 3,000.00
• MAPPING 1,000.00
• OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES 2,000.00
• POSTAGE & COPIES 1,160.00
• REFURBISHING 500.00
• REGISTRY OF DEEDS 100.00
• TRAINING & TRAVEL 1,200.00
• UTILITIES 9,000.00
$ 193,064.66
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $193,064.66

ARTICLE 8: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Contractual Services:

• ANNUAL REPORT 1,400.00
• ASSESSOR 6,500.00
• AUDIT REPORT 5,500.00
$ 13,400.00

TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $13,400.00

ARTICLE 9: To see what sum of money the town will vote to raise and appropriate for expenses of the Community Room, building fund and ground maintenance:

BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPPLY FUND 4,000.00
CLEANING/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 3,000.00
COMMUNITY ROOM EXPENSES 600.00
GROUND MAINTENANCE 4,500.00
SECURITY SYSTEM 300.00
$12,400.00

TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $12,400.00

ARTICLE10: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for maintaining a Building Maintenance fund by depositing a said sum into a CD to gain interest.
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $2,000.00

ARTICLE 11: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to transfer from general fund to create and appropriate as needed for Building Maintenance Fund to address major structural repairs and maintenance such as paint and stain needed on the Town Office Building.

TOTAL RECOMMENDED $24,000.00

*PLEASE NOTE THIS AMOUNT IS NOT TO BE RAISED BUT TRANSFERRED FROM GENERAL ACCOUNT. With the intent to reimburse with monies from Building CD when then matured January & February 2023. ** SEE NEXT ARTICLE

ARTICLE 12: To see if Town will vote to transfer funds from matured Building CD’s to replenish the amount spent on previous Article 11 for Major Building Maintenance.

TOTAL RECOMMENDED $24,000.00

*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS REIMBURSING THE AMOUNT TRANSFERRED FROM THE GENERAL ACCOUNT in the previous article.

ARTICLE 13: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to transfer from General Funds to use toward reducing the Tax Commitment.
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $25,000.00

ARTICLE 14: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Insurances, General Assistance and dues:
• ASSOCIATION DUES & MANUALS 325.00
• CASUALTY & PROPERTY POOL INSURANCE 4,500.00
• GENERAL ASSISTANCE 750.00
• MAINE MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION DUES 2,000.00
• MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 500.00
• SAM’S CLUB 100.00
• VOLUNTEER INSURANCE 100.00
• WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION 650.00
$ 8,925.00

TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $ 8,925.00

ARTICLE 15: To see if the Town will vote to place the Maine DOT/Local Road Assistance Funds (estimated $8000.00) into the Town’s Road Reconstruction account and to expend these funds for reconstruction/capitol improvements of the road.
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $8,000.00

ARTICLE 16: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for roads, highways and bridges for the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023:

• CALCIUM CHLORIDE/GRADING 27,000.00
• RECONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE 20,000.00
• SUMMER ROADS 25,000.00
• WINTER ROADS 112,000.00.
• SALT & SAND IN SHED 1,500.00
• DEBRIS/STORM CLEAN-UP 3,000.00
$188,500.00

TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $188,500.00

ARTICLE 17: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Health and Safety during the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023:

• FIRE CONTRACT, TOWN OF GREENVILLE 32,800.00
• POLICE CONTRACT, TOWN OF GREENVILLE 35,500.00
• EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN 2,000.00
$ 70,300.00
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $70,300.00

ARTICLE 18: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Sanitation during the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023:

• LILY BAY TRANSFER STATION 23,000.00
• LANDFILL CLOSING COSTS 1,772.00
$24,772.00

TOTAL: $24,772.00

ARTICLE 19: To see what sums of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the following organizations:
SHAW PUBLIC LIBRARY 500.00
C.A. DEAN HOSPITAL AMBULANCE FUND 1,200.00
PINE TREE HOSPICE 500.00
EASTERN AREA ON AGING 125.00.
LIFE FLIGHT 125.00
WOMAN CARE (Partners for Peace) 200.00
$2,650.00

TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $2,650.00

ARTICLE 20: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate all of the money received from the State for snowmobile registrations for the maintenance of network of snowmobile trails open to the public for outdoor recreation at no charge in the Beaver Cove area. Appropriations to be at discretion of Select Board as they deem advisable.

ARTICLE 21: To see if the Town will vote to reallocate the funds currently in the Connector Trail Account to the following newly established funds:
Property Acquisition and Development Fund $10,000.00
Physical Plant Replacement Fund $10,000.00
$20,000.00
TOTAL RECOMMENDED $20,000.00
*Please note the Property Owner and Conservation Easement Management Organization both denied permission for trail construction.

ARTICLE 22: To see what sum of money the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to appropriate from unappropriated surplus as they deem advisable to meet unanticipated expenses and emergencies that occur during the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $7,500.00

ARTICLE 23: To see if the Town will vote that taxes shall be due and payable on or before September 30, 2022 or 30 days after Tax Commitment and charge 7.00% per annum interest or all unpaid taxes 30 days after Tax Commitment.

ARTICLE 24: To see if the Town will vote that a Taxpayer who over pays an amount over five dollars of that finally assessed amount shall be repaid the amount of overpayment plus interest from the date of overpayment is received at the annual rate of 1.00% and to appropriate such sums from undesignated surplus as are necessary to pay such abatements with interest.

ARTICLE 25: To see if the Town will vote to expend the following estimated revenue from the following accounts in order to reduce the property tax commitment for the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023:
HOMESTEAD 6,012.00
BETE REIMBURSEMENT 2.00
INTEREST ON BANKING 810.00
INTEREST ON TAXES 350.00
LILY BAY STATE PARK FEE SHARING 20,000.00
SURPLUS CARRY OVER 51,245.00
SCHOOL CARRY OVER 30,000.00
STATE MUNICIPAL REVENUE SHARING 6,500.00
STATE SUBSIDY FOR EDUCATION 8,697.00
TREE GROWTH REIMBURSEMENT 16,000.00
TRANSFERRED GENERAL FUNDS 25,000.00
TRANSFER OF MATURED BUILDING CD’S 24,000.00
VETERANS 65.00
EXCISE TAX COLLECTIONS 45,505.00
$234,186.00
TOTAL RECOMMENDED: $234,186.00

ARTICLE 26: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board on behalf of the Town to sell or dispose of Town owned property with a value of $1,000.00 or less on such terms and conditions, as they deem advisable.

ARTICLE 27: To see if Town will vote to authorize Select Board on behalf of the Town to sell and/or dispose of any property/real estate acquired by Town for non-payment of taxes, thereon, on such terms as they deem advisable according to the laws of the State of Maine, and to execute quit claim deeds on behalf of the Town with respect to such real estate.

ARTICLE 28: To see if voters will authorize the Select Board to accept and appropriate on behalf of the Town any gifts, donations, grants, including conditional gifts or donations or lease proceeds and to use these revenues for the purposes for which they were given or for which they were produced, unless otherwise directed for use by statue or Town Meeting vote.

ARTICLE 29: To see if the Town will vote to increase the property tax levy limit _________
established for the Town of Beaver Cove by statue in the event that the municipal budget approved under the preceding articles will result in the tax commitment that is greater than that property tax levy limit.