WINDSOR – Appel Jr.: School budget is up 10.8 percent

by The Town Line staff

At the March 14 meeting of the Windsor Select Board, William Appel Jr., a member of the select board, reported the school budget is up 10.8 percent. Town Manager Theresa Haskell added this could be up as much as $500,000, according to her calculations. Howie Tuttle, superintendent of RSU #12, was scheduled to present the 2023-24 school budget to the select board at their March 28 meeting.

Resident Chester Barnes Jr. informed the select board that he spoke with a service technician at Togus VA who would be willing to do the service inspection of the lift at the town hall. Barnes will pass along contact information and have him reach out to Haskell.

Barnes also told the board of an off-road ATV that will soon be retired from the VA and going up for auction. The select board asked that Barnes pass this information along to the fire department as they are the ones looking for this equipment.

Barnes also spoke of stump work that his dad may be interested in removing next to Dyer Hill Cemetery and possibly adding gravel in exchange for donation of land to extend the cemetery.

In other business, Haskell announced the town did receive a check from Time Warner in the amount of $14,361.84 for the yearly franchise fee.

  • Pay Pal Giving Fund gave a check to the Windsor Educational Foundation in the amount of $14.63.
  • She has not heard anything more regarding the new Delta contract from the town’s attorney. Select board member Ronald Brann reported he received information that Jefferson Rescue Service, who get their rescue services out of Damariscotta and Waldoboro, pay $220,000 a year.
  • Road supervisor Keith Hall was told both MSW cans were ful, the demo can was also full, and there is a hydraulic leak. Hall and Tim Coston called to confirm the cans will be picked up, cleaned up around the cans and the hydraulic leak will fixed.

Haskell then went over the remaining administration warrant articles and non-property tax revenue.

The next Windsor Select Board meeting was scheduled for March 28.


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