Entries by Mary Grow

Selectmen reduce ballot questions to three

by Mary Grow China selectmen cut the Nov. 7 local ballot from four questions to three at their Sept. 18 meeting, postponing the proposed Local Food Safety Ordinance to the March 2018 town business meet-ing. Town Manager Daniel L’Heureux expects the state legislature will amend the state law on which the local ordinance is to […]

CEO rules permit not needed for controversial dock in China

by Mary Grow China Board of Appeals members delved into a complex 58th Fire Road neighborhood dispute at their Sept. 7 meeting, ultimately denying Kevin Meader’s appeal of Codes Officer Paul Mitnik’s decision not to require permitting or removal of a controversial dock. The final motion, approved 6-0 with Board Chairman Spencer Aitel abstaining, was […]

Camp expansion OK’d by Vassalboro planning board

by Mary Grow At their Sept. 5 meeting, Vassalboro Planning Board members used their revised shoreland zoning ordinance for the second time since the June town meeting, approving an application to enlarge a camp at 138 Park Lane on Three Mile Pond. Donald and Linda Lathrop got approval at the board’s August meeting to put […]

CHINA: Planners OK storage facility

by Mary Grow At their Aug. 22 meeting, China Planning Board members unanimously approved Troy Bulmer’s application to turn a large garage on his property at 151 Dirigo Road into a storage facility for motorcycles, jet-skis, boats and similar seasonal motorized items. His plan, Bulmer told board members, is that people will bring in their […]

China selectmen, firefighters discuss auditing requirements

by Mary Grow China selectmen and representatives of the South China Volunteer Fire Department spent part for the Aug. 7 selectmen’s meeting sorting out auditing requirements, with specific reference to the importance of the transition from one fiscal year to the next. China’s fiscal year ends June 30 and the new one – 2017-18 currently […]

Vassalboro Tax rate set at 14.55 mils

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen have set the 2017-18 tax rate at 14.55 mils, or $14.55 for each $1,000 of valuation, an increase of 50 cents per $1,000 over the 2016-17 rate. Town Manager Mary Sabins told board members at their Aug. 10 meeting the 14.55 mil figure is the lowest recommended by assessor Ellery […]