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23 March, 1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 15 regular meeting on March 8 at the munici- pal building with vice chairman Emery Hallett, Ann U. Theeman, William Corey Town Manager Dana Bradley present. Following a public hearing concerning sharing, the following articles were approved: 1. General Assistance $ 3,000.00 2. Landfill 17,750.00 3. Bond Payment Pier 9,575.00 4. Support Municipal Build- hag 2,273.70 5. Emerg. Sewer Line Re- pairs 700.00 6. Town Revaluation 5,000.00 7. Computer System 5,500.00 8. Fire Proof Vault 5,750.00 9. Police Cruiser Reserve ..L.0..09_.0Q Total $ 50,548.70 Harry Richardson was the only bidder for town insurance. It was voted to accept his bid of $16,539.00 for all the insur- ance except for Blue Cros and Public Officials Liability which are handled by the Maine Municipal Association. After reviewing the bids for providing heating fuel to the town, the Board agreed to have revised bid forms sent to both Cassidy Fuel and R. H. Foster,asking for the price as of the day that the bids are due. Gun permits were approved for Dela- mere Dinsmore, Daniel Francis, Byron Matthews and Ivan Archer. A letter was read from Fire Chief Errol Tinker advising that he had been approac- hed by Guy Lyons concerning a vacant and run-down building in North Lubec owned by Forest R. Small which Lyons felt could endanger his home which is next door. Town Manager Bradley will write to Mr. Small advising him that Board action would follow if the hazard was not taken care of. Bradley will also write to the owners of the old Rexall building and the former Bowl and Board building to find out what their plans are converning these vacant buildings. Following a review of recommenda- tions from the Shellfish Conservation Committee, it was agreed to hold a pub- lic hearing on March 22 to hear comments on the closure of the clam flats at Federal Harbor indefinitely and at Johnson's Bay from April 1 to November 1. The Board also agreed to put an article in the Annual Town Meeting Warrant to see if the people wish to have the cost of clam licenses increased according to the following recommendations: resident commercial, $16.00; non-resident com- mercial, $160.00; resident recreational, $6.00. These increases would help make up for the loss of grants available to con-. tinue conservation efforts by the com- mittee. It was agreed to include an article in the Town Warrant for use of interest earned on the town's checking account. The first use to be the payment of inter- estftue on Tax Anticipation Notice and the second use for the balance is to help Lubec Board of Selectmen meeting The Lubec Board of Selectmen held a defray the cost of town administration, w SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Vice chairman Emery Hallett, Ann U. Theeman, William Corey and Town Mana- ger Dana Bradley were present at a spec- ial meeting of the Board of Selectmen at the municipal building on March 12 when several issues were taken care of. Information from the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) on the traffic light at Flat Iron Corner was discussed. The present traffic light, installed around 1947, is old and if an accident occurs be- cause of a malfunction in the red/green/ yellow combinations the town could face legal problems for operating such an out- dated system. The D.O.T. advised that the amount of traffic at this intersection does not justify a red-green-yellow operating light. If a new light was to be purchased that met the standards set for signal lights, this system called a Traffic Actuated Control- ler, would cost $15,000. Normally such a system would be eligible for grant money for most of the cost, but because the M.D.O.T. does not believe a signal light is justified, grant money would not be available. The M.D.O.T. recommends that the light be changed to a warning signal, flashing yellow and red, and that a stop sign be placed at the Washington Street approach to the intersection. This set up would protect the town in the event of a malfunction in the system because the stop sign would still regulate traffic. It was voted to follow the D.O.T. recommendation in order to protect the town from possible suits. After a final review of the budget was made, it was voted to reduce the Police Dept. budget by $1,022.00 which is the amount set aside for officer training and the amount of the police budget is set at $43,649.06 for the 84-85 year. Maurice Denbow, Jr., chairman of the Shellfish Conservation Committee, advis- ed the Board that the committee could not recommend a local 2" law because the towns bordering us do not have 2" laws and because a person could not be arrested for possession of a clam under 2", passage of a 2" law locally would be impractical. He believed that a statewide 2" law will soon be in effect and that this would be an entirely different matter with the state enforcement behind it. The Board agreed to abide by the recommen- dations of the Committee. - ' .-1 1,41mB,I ." ,: t)'"( i IONES' GROCERY STORE j ! Ro. l I 733-2236 ]F I t Groceries -- Texaco Gas i , II Liquor- Beer X Come see us for your | .  Maine State Daily Numbers "  I "  " .. i , Game Tickets | the family store and catalogue order center Hours: Mon - Sat. 8 AM -- 5 PM. NEW AUTO PARTS Filters, Oil,Spark Plugs, etc. Dick, Judy & Eric Richter Water St. - Lubec, Me. 733-2223 FIREMAN WAYNE MORONG receiving the Fireman of the Year award from Lubec Fire Chief Errol Tinker. (Morong Photo) FIRE CHIEF ERROL TINKER and Asst. Fire Chief A lbert Gardner displaying the memorial plaque for Clarence Small in Lubec. (Morong Photo} Lubec Fire Dept. gives annual awards Members of the Lubec Fire Dept., the Police Dept. and the Ambulance Corps enjoyed a delicious buffet supper Satur- day night, March 10, at the Consolidated School cafetorium with 100 members and guests attending. Following supper, Fire Chief Errol "Bunky" Tinker presented the annual awards to members of the fire depart- ment which has been the custom for the past few years. Receiving the Fireman of the Year award was Wayne A. Morong who has been an active member of the Lubec Volunteer Fire Dept. for twenty-odd years starting as a junior fireman. He was a dispatcher when headquarters were at the old fire station and now holds the rank of captain. He is presently serving as president of the firemen's group. Receiving the C. W. Small awards were Bernard Porter and Richard Huntley. Chief Tinker praised the junior firemen and Robert Peacock commended the lady dispatchers for their excellent service. Dr. Robert MacBride called attention to the large and beautiful plaque in mem- ory of Clarence Small that will be placed at the fire station. His picture is on the plaque along with one of Chief Tinker and Assistant Chief Albert Gardner. The names of deceased firemen and an Am- bulance Corps member, Myron McFadden are inscribed on small brass plates with 131aces for other names to be added as the years pass, serving as a memorial plaque. Clifton Morong, executive officer of the Lubec Volunteer Ambulance Corps, presented a check for $500 to Dr. Robert MacBride as a donation towards the pur- chase price of the portable defibrillator recently acquired at the Lubec Regional Medical Center. Dr. MacBride expressed thanks and reminded those present of the importance of maintaining the ambu- lance service in the community. At the conclusion of the awards pro- gram, an hour of music was enjoyed played on banjo and guitars by Tim Den- bow, Donald Parker, Gerald Hatch and Lee Price with vocal solos and duets by Donald Parker and Tim Denbow. The supper arrangements were in charge of Hazel Cassidy and Mrs. Albert Gardner. want to make banking easy for you...wherever you live. mailbox. Now you can do your banking without leaving your house. It can't get any more convenient than that. We'll even supply postage paid envelopes. At Bar Harbor Banking BAR HARBOR BANKING AND TRUST BAR HARBOR SOUTHWEST HARBOR * NORTHEAST HARBOR- LUBEC MILBRIDGE DEER ISLE BLUE HILL ELLSWORTH