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t Mah, 1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 13 00astport City Council Monday, March 19th, proved to be a ty of sleet on top of snow, slippery ,ads and sidewalks and schools were osed once again. However, the City 9uneil met in Eastport at Shead High :hool and followed a prepared agenda ld held a public hearing. The meeting as televised on WSHD. JBLIC HEARING ON SPIRITOUS IQUOR AND VICTUALLER LICEN- S A public hearing was held on the appli- ttions of Mark Williams for a full time ,irituous liquor license and a victualler for Schooner il, Inc. to be located 37 Water Street. The building is now by Ralph Otis and the store was a ,rmer newsstand and candy store. ;chooner I is located in Calais). The Council approved the full time ,iritous liquor license and also approv- J the victualler license, on the condition at Mark Williams present a building ad plumbing permit to the City. PPOINTMENTS TO ECONOMIC DE- ELOPMENT COMMITTEE The Economic Development Commit- ;e (E.D.C.) had recommended to the ouncil their appointment as full mem- ers, Clarence Dorr and George (Buster) ownsend and as a full member, Barbara handler, who is now an associate mem- er; and as associate members, Carlton mall, Richard Mealy and David Chicoine. Iowever, no appointments were made nce Councilman Townsend abstained ae is a member of the E.D.C. Council- an Chairman Conti and Councilman litchell voted "no" and the "yes" votes f Councilmen Chaffee and Turner were ot enough to approve the recommenda- ions. The Council did reappoint Councilman oseph Mitchell as liaison member to the Meeting Economic Development Committee. The Council approved the request from the Economic Development (om- mittee to delete Section C, Article IX, ' f their bylaws, which restricted the length of time which a person could hold an office on the committee. REVENUE SHARING HANDICAPPED DISCRIMINATION REGULATIONS A requirement that Revenue Sharing Handicapped Discrimination Regulations be read over the air for blind people was satisfied when Council ('hairman Roger Conti read the regulations over WStlD, which was televising the council meeting. BRUSH CLEARING AT EASTPORT AIRPORT The Council authorized the City Mana- ger to take $300 from the airport plane excise tax, that is reimbursable by the state, to use to rent a brush hog mach- ine. The additional funds needed to make up the $800 charge for the work is being supplied by private groups and individuals. The machine will be used to clear brush around the runway to provide a better view for plane landings; to clear an area on the plane parking strip; and to clear brush near Route No. 190. LIAISON TO CEMETERY COM- MITTEE The Council appointed George (Buster) Townsend as a liaison to the Eastport Cemetery Committee. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS The Council approved the issuance of quit claim deeds on the following tax acquired property: I-7, D-I, 19 (Rodman Green); H-7, C-2, 4 (heirs of Andrew J. Malloy). BIDS ON TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTY There was one bid on the Shirley Perry and Rubens Perez property, J-7, B-2, 4. The bid from Chris Mumme of $420.01 was accepted by a vote of 4-1. with ('oun- cilman Mitchell casting the dissenting vote. There was one bid on tile leslie Bailey property. J-6. B-5.8. The bid was from Richard ('anaick for S404 and the Council accepted the bid by a vote of 4-1. with ('ouncilman Mitchell casting tile dissent- ing vote. There were two bids tm tile tlarrv Marsh (Dog Island) propert. (;-7. I)-2.2. One from tile gastport Police Associa- tion was for $1.00 and Mark I)e Voto submitted a bid of 52,000. The Council, by a 4-1 vote, awarded the property to the Eastport Police Association with the stipulation that if the property is not used for youth recreation purposes only, the property will revert back to the city. The dissenting vote was cast by Council- man Mitchell. There were no bids received on the Mabel Marsh property, 1-7, A-4, 9, or the Charles and Sandra Avery property, H-7, A-3, 9. These properties will be put out to bid again. OPEN FORUM The Council voted to authorize the City Manager to seek a demolition order, through Superior Court, to tear down the dilapidated Brewer Building (I-7, C-5, lot 2) on the northwest corner of Water and Boynton Street. If the owner does not take the necessary action to remo'e the building, the city, under Title 17, Sec- tion 2859, can seek a court order and bill the owner for the cost or removal. If the bill is not paid within 30 days, a special tax can be placed on the property. If the special tax is not paid, the usual tax lien procedure will be initiated. grant application, at no cost to the City )f Eastport and with all monies handled :hrough the City of Eastport". Roll call zote was taken. After a few moments of aesitation, Mitchell voted yes and said, 'I hope this doen't hurt anybody". Chaf- fee and Townsend voted yes and Turner zoted yes, adding that he wanted war- :ants issued for all expenditures. Coun- :ilman Roger Conti was not present. If the city is successful in receiving a 2.D.B.G. grant, the million dollars will 9e alloted over a two-year period. The hwarding of the grants is expected to be made on April 30. The million dollars would be spent as follows: Year I-$217,769 large fender system; $237,317, fender system;and $44,914 for administration. Total: $500, 000.00. Year II-$102,650, slips; $94,500, slips; $3,500, ramp; $15,000, boat ramp; $200,000, parking and sidewalks; $15, 000, construction financing; and $68, 350, administration. Total: $500,000.00. M. A. HEALY & SON FRIGIDAIRE APPLIANCES Marine Supplies Plumbing & Heating Materials Machine Shop EASTERN OIL & SUPPLY CO. Heating Oils Bulk & Bottled Gas EASTPORT, MAINE Tel. 853-4202 EASTPORT TO APPLY ifrom page 1) Projects must have contingency funds in the amount of $200,000 which if used will come from Ocean Products Industry payback. If contingency funds are not used, the Ocean Product's money will be available to the city for other purposes. The city will also seek a $713,000.00 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). Awarding of EDA grants will be made sometime in July or August. "The $713,000 would be used as fol- lows: $25,000, riprap; $458,00, dredg- ing; $91,000, dredging; $26,000, con- struction services; $30,000, construction engineer; $68,000, marshaling yard; and $15,000 for utilities. If the city is not successful in obtain- inz money through the grants, the  _ Maine Department of Transportation is committed to do the rehabilitation and extension of the Eastport breakwater with money from the state bond issue approved by the voters last September. Bids on the rehabilitation and exten- sion of the Eastport breakwater will go out to bid on April I, with bid openings scheduled for May 1, and the awarding of contracts to be made sometime to- wards the end of June of this year. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS in the Quoddy Tides 853-4806 COMPUTERWARE EAST Property Managemen t & Business Services IVY A. BURR, PROP. County Road, Eastport, Maine 04631 Tel. 853-4377 --_ -__---_-_. Bert A nnounces FIRST ANNIVERSARY SALE APRIL 2nd THROUGH 7th 20% OFF all items in stock on orders over $5.00 Bert's Stationery Printing & Office Supplies 93 Water St., Eastport, Me. 04631 __--__--_--_--__---- COUNTY COMMISSIONER C DONALD BRO W.V of Perry officially signs the lease renting space in the counO' office build- ing oft Cooper Street in Machias as chair man Tom Brennan of Robbinston looks on. The board of county commissioners finalized their agreement with the Wash- ington CounO, Homemakers, during a regular meeting of the commissioners. The Homemakers moved in in March and the initial lease covers the 1984 fiscal year. ROBBINSTON (from page 12) ht  Several grangers have visited neighbor- ing Granges, including Pembroke, Char- lotte, Cathance, Princeton and Perry. While at Perry Grange, members wit- nessed the 3rd and 4th Degree work for the Eberharts. A pot luck supper preceeded the meeting. On March 22 several members attend- ed the C.W.A. program presented by the Lecturer of Pembroke Grange. Entertainment was provided by Bob- by Sawyer and a seven-piece orchestra. Dancing was enjoyed after the regular meeting. A pot luck supper preceded the meeting. Several members attended East Wash- ington County Pomona Grange at Char- lotte on March 6th. Everybody enjoyed the Literary pro- gram presented by Jane Knowlton and the C.W.A. projects on display. The next Pomona Grange meeting will be held at Pembroke on April 3, 1984. Robbinston Subordinate Grange No. 443 meets every second and fourth Mon- day of each month. All members are in- vited to attend. AROUND AND ABOUT Stephen and Rita Morrell and their three children have returned to their home in Topsham, after visiting his pap ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Morrell recent- ly. While here they visited other relatives and friends in the vicinity. Congratulations to Jodi-Ann Morrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Morrell who celebrated her 5th birthday on March 21st. Congratulations to Rebecca Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Brooks who celebrated her 7th birthday on March lOth. Rebecca had family friends visit to enjoy the happy occasion and re- ceived many cards and practical gifts. Refreshments were served at the conclus- ion ofthe party. Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. David (Sherry Brooks) Sivret of Augusta upon the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Hope, who weighed 8 lbs., 15 ozs. Elizabeth was born on March 6th. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ed- ward Brooks. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Elliot Newcomb upon his rec- ent death. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Hennequin have returned home after a visit to Hawaii recently.