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"Jonesport combines the traditional ways of a true working waterfront with the inspirational beauty that captures the imagination of artists, craftsmen, and visitors alike."

Did you know that in all of the United States there is only one town named Jonesport? Well, in just one visit you'll find that Jonesport is as unique as its name. To read the account of where the saying "Jonesport America" got it's beginning click here.

 

Upcoming Events

There will be FEMA Flood Map meetings on Monday May 8th from 4-7pm and Tues. May 9 from 9 am-noon for any property owners that may have questions about the new maps. 

In Machias at the Washington County Emergency Management Agency 28 Center St.

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SELECTMEN’S MEETING MINUTES

Date:   April 5, 2017
                                                                                                                   Time:  4:05 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane

Opened by:  Selectman Alley, Selectman Fish and Selectman Milliken

 Attendees: Ellic Mottram with 2 students, Nancy Beal and Irene Rogers, Asst. to the Board of Selectmen
                                   
Approval of Minutes:  March 29, 2017 - Selectmen’s Meeting.

Motion to accept by:  Selectman Fish, Seconded by S. Alley, Approved.

Signatures:
            A. Warrant:
            B. Payroll:
            C. Quit Claim Deed:

              OLD BUSINESS:

  • INSTALLATION OF CROSSWALK LIGHTS:  The Selectmen discussed when the installation will take place and what type of pipe will be used.
  • Jewett Road:  A motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Selectman Fish to send the letter drafted by Selectman Milliken to Deke Talbot, answering previous correspondence from Attorney Talbot, who represents the Weinsteins.
        • NEW BUSINESS: none
        • MISCELLANEOUS:
  • Clam Committee:  A motion was made by Selectman Milliken, seconded by Selectman Fish to approve the openings and closings of the clam areas in Jonesport, as determined by the Shellfish Committee, for the period May 1st thru Nov. 1st.  All in favor.
  • Ellic Mattram: The Jobs for Maine Graduate program is looking for a project that students can participate in to better the community.   Ellic and two of his students suggested either working on the ball diamond to bring it up to standards for a softball field or working on the area where the tennis courts are located.  A copy of the ball diamond survey will be given to Ellic, as this seems to be the most affordable and practical project to be pursued.

A motion was made by Selectman Alley, seconded by Selectman Milliken to adjourn the meeting at 4:55pm

                                                                                                                                         Minutes:  IFR

 

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Date:   March 29, 2017
                                                                                                                   Time:  4:05 p.m.
Place:  Town Office, 70 Snare Creek Lane

Opened by:  Selectman Alley, Selectman Fish and Selectman Milliken

 Attendees: Sune Noreen, Nancy Beal and Irene Rogers, Asst. to the Board of Selectmen
                                   
Approval of Minutes:  March 22, 2017 - Selectmen’s Meeting.

Motion to accept by:  Selectman Alley Seconded by S. Milliken, All in favor. Approved.

Signatures:
            A. Warrant:
            B. Payroll:

              OLD BUSINESS:

  • INSTALLATION OF CROSSWALK LIGHTS:  The Selectmen discussed the installation of the new blinking lights purchased for the crosswalk at Sandy River Beach.  The decision was to install a small piece of pipe in cement which will be buried in the ground below frost level. The rest of the pipe will be bolted to it so that if maintenance is needed, the wire enclosed, will be easily accessible.  Selectman Alley will be ordering the pipe and other items needed for installation.  Selectman Fish will be in charge of getting the plates made that will join the two pieces of pipe together. 
  • NEW BUSINESS:
  • JOHN CHURCH:  John Church was not able to be at the meeting but will report on the workshop he attended in the near future.
  • SUNE NOREEN:  A discussion was held with Sune Noreen about the road repairs needed on Bluenose Street.  At the annual Town meeting, the townspeople voted to repair roads in Jonesport and Bluenose Street was on the list, with possible repairs finished by the end of the year.

              MISCELLANEOUS:

  • SHELLFISH COMMITTEE REQUESTS:  The boat for the Warden needs a new jack plate.  There is money in the budget to install one on the boat.  A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Selectman Milliken to have the Shellfish Committee purchase the most affordable but the most appropriate jack plate for the boat.  All in favor.  The Shellfish Committee asked that a Selectman attend their 7:00 meeting but because they weren’t sure if meeting would be held.  It may be not enough members would attend.
  • PEARLMAN:  A motion was made by Fish, seconded be Milliken to pay Arnold Pearlman an additional $300. this year for plowing.  The agreement was for $600.  Next year, the agreement will be for $900 instead of $600.  The reason for the increase is because of land being cleared in that area during the last year and the snow that drifts across the road.  Alley opposed. 
  • THE NATURE CONSERVANCY:  A letter was received stating the individual parcels of land in Jonesport owned by the Conservancy.  The original letter was given to the assessors.
  • MDOT-closest Brewer: The Selectmen decided not to attend the workshop.  
  • EXECUTIVE SESSION:  1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(f): The Selectmen entered executive session at 4:40 p.m. and returned to general meeting at 4:48 p.m.  No discussion was held.
  • WREATHS:  Tomorrow, March 30th, the Selectmen will attempt to remove wreaths from the individual lampposts around town. 
  • LETTER TO WEINSTEINS:  Selectman Milliken will be writing a response to a letter received from Deke Talbot in reference to the Jewett Road property.

A motion was made by Selectman Fish, seconded by Selectman Alley, to adjourn at 5:00 p.m.

 

 


 

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