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The Board of Selectmen on Monday adopted new fees for emergency medical services and transportation provided by the Public Safety Department, effective July 1.
The cost of providing basic life support will go from $420 to $600; advanced life support level 1 from $510 to $900; advanced life support level 2 from $685 to $1,200; responding to a scene in town from zero to $150; and meeting up with an out-of-town service from zero to $300. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.
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Good evening folks, as you know we opened our doors much earlier than ever before, so after a much thought and deliberation we have decided to leave Cole farms and concentrate our efforts on building the farm business. So if you want more of our delicious baked goods please come visit us at the farm 276 Gloucester Hill Rd. in New Gloucester. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 – 6:00 and Friday , Saturday, and Sunday 9:00 – 9:00 closed on Monday. Thanks for your continued support.
The Planning Board did a site walk on Wednesday to the Sabbathday Shores Subdivision beach where a 70 foot dock with a 36 foot T is proposed. The board will make a determination on the proposal on Tuesday, June 18 at their 7 pm meeting at the Meeting House. Ellie Fellers photos
There are a number of misconceptions being circulated regarding
the Tuesday, June 11, 2019 vote on whether New Gloucester should create a
Misconception: New Gloucester citizens are voting on a town
Fact: The question on the New Gloucester ballot is whether to create a charter commission. It is not a vote on the specifics of the structure, ordinances or procedures to be used by our town government.
Validation of a $27.8 million budget for School Administrative District 15 and a town charter commission will be decided at the polls Tuesday.
Voting will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Gloucester Fire Station, 611 Lewiston Road.
The 2019-20 school budget is a 3.96% increase over the current year. New Gloucester is responsible for 35 percent of the budget; Gray, 65 percent. The district will face flat funding from the state due to declining enrollments and increases in the budget for salaries and benefits. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ article in the Sun Journal.
James Katsiaficas, a Portland attorney formerly with the Maine Municipal Association, provided an overview of town charters and the charter-proposal process at an informational meeting on June 5 at the Meetinghouse. Katsiaficas also shared examples of what town charters can and cannot do, offered some pros and cons of charters, and fielded questions from the audience.
Katsiaficas was invited by Town Manager Carrie Castonguay and the Select Board ahead of New Gloucester’s June 11 referendum vote on whether to establish a town charter commission. In his introductory remarks, Katsiaficas noted that while the charter process must follow certain required steps, the scope and terms of a charter depend on the town’s “needs and desires” and are “unique to each municipality.”
Audience members asked questions about what prompts communities to turn toward charters, how residents are elected to seats on a charter commission, when a commission disbands, and more.