SOLON & BEYOND: Notes from town meeting

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry be happy!

Town meeting in Solon has come and gone and I must apologize that I didn’t attend it this year. But thanks to Elaine Aloes and Sherry Rogers for helping me get some of the main facts that took place at the meeting.

Over 75 people attended the meeting and Peter Mills, from Cornville, was the moderator. Article 3 thru 16 passed as recommended, Article 17 passed with the amendment to only allow the existing medical marijuana business in Solon to expand to having an adult use (recreational) retail store.

Articles 18 to 24 were passed over (not taking a vote on at this time). Article 25 passed and a committee will be formed to draft the ordinances. Article 26 was passed over (not taking a vote on at this time). Article 27 was passed over (not taking a vote on at this time). Articles 28 to 34 passed as recommend.

Under Elections: 109 total votes were cast. Selectman, three-year term, Sarah Davis, 84 votes; William Coldwell 9 (write in); Selectman, one-year term Wayne (Chip) Johnson, 91 votes, and Tammy Goodrich 12 votes (write in). Road Commissioner, Gary Bishop, 101 votes. School Board Director, Laura Layman, 96 votes.

The annual town meeting started at 1:30 p.m., and adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

Lief and I attended a birthday celebration for my son Peter Rogers, on Saturday night, at Sherry and Peters home, on the River Road, in Solon. All of their children and grandchildren were present and it was a pleasure to see all of them. There was lots of good food and fellowship and love .

I have another birthday party to tell you about, but I’m running out of time so will save it until another time, (there are a few more facts I don’t want to get wrong.)

And so I’m going to give Percy’s memoir now: It’s entitled, The Wind’s Not Always At Your Back; The wind’s not always at our back, the sky’s not always blue. Sometimes we crave the things we lack and don’t know what to do. Sometimes life’s an uphill ride with mountains we must climb. At times the river’s deep and wide and crossing takes some time. No one said that life is easy – There are no guarantees, So trust the Lord continually on calm or stormy seas. The challenges we face today prepare us for tomorrow, For faith takes our fears away and peace replaces sorrow. (words by Clay Harrison.)

Here is another encouraging one entitled Don’t Give Up! “You may be tempted to, but but don’t give up; when you’ve lost the desire to try, and you’ve misplaced your hopeful dreams, dare to believe again in the impossible; Catch a ray of sunshine, and hold on tightly; The One who holds your hand… will never let you go.”

Hope you have a wonderful week!


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