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Town of Newry, Maine
422 Bear River Road
Newry, ME 04261

Phone: (207) 824-3123

Emergency Information

In case of emergency requiring Ambulance, Animal Control, Fire or Police,
please call 911

The Newry Town Office
Located on Bear River Road
(Rt 26)

Hours: M-Th 7:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: (207) 824-3123
Newry Town Office

School Withdrawal Committee

The School Withdrawal Committee is as follows:

Brooks Morton the municipal Officer

William Andrews from the general public

Bonnie Largess school board member

Jim Sysko filing petition group

Notice will be posted when and where the meetings are set.






NEWRY WITHDRAWAL COMMITTEE

SCHEDULED MEETING
WEDNESDAY DEC. 17, 2014
5:00 PM
HERE AT THE TOWN OFFICE




TOWN OF NEWRY SELECTMEN’S AGENDA
Tuesday December 16, 2014
5:00PM

Call to Order
Selectmen Present:

Others Present:
Pledge of Allegiance

Sign Warrants
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Adjustments to the Agenda:
Announcements:

New Business:

Unfinished Business:
Planning Board Document
Grange Hall rental form
Town Report
Grange Hall Maintenance
Roads

Reports:
a) Town Administrator
b) Board of Selectmen
c) CEO
d) Committees

Other Business:
Public Comment:
Next Meeting: Jan. 6, 2015 Merry Christmas
Adjournment:








Newry Residents
Nomination Papers will be available December 8th 2014 at the Newry Town Office for any Newry Resident interested in running for office of Selectmen, Assessor & Overseer of the Poor and 2 MSAD #44 School Board Directors.
Not less than 10, nor more than 25, signatures of registered Newry voters are required to file nomination papers at the Town Clerk’s Office. Completed nomination papers are due back at the Town Office on January 16, 2015 which is the required 45 days before the annual town meeting.
This procedure was adopted by the voters at the August 20, 2012 Newry Special Town Meeting, to become effective with the March 4, 2013 Newry Annual Town Meeting.





TOWN OF NEWRY SELECTMEN’S AGENDA
Monday December 8, 2014
5:00PM

Call to Order
Selectmen Present:

Others Present:
Pledge of Allegiance

Sign Warrants
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Adjustments to the Agenda:
Announcements:

New Business:
Sunday River 3 liquor licenses
Phoenix House liquor license
Grange Hall rental
Town Report

Unfinished Business:
Junkyard questions/concerns
Grange Hall Maintenance
Roads
Tri-Town Transfer

Reports:
a) Town Administrator
b) Board of Selectmen
c) CEO
d) Committees

Other Business: Christmas dinner 6pm @ Grange Hall tonight (Monday)
Public Comment:
Next Meeting: Dec. 16, 2014
Adjournment:





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NEWRY
DECEMBER 2014

SELECTMEN
Monday DEC. 8, 2014
5:00pm
Tuesday DEC. 16, 2014
5:00 pm
TOWN OFFICE

PLANNING BOARD
WEDNESDAY DEC.3, 2014
7:00pm
WEDNESDAY DEC. 17, 2014
7:00PM
TOWN OFFICE

FIRE DEPARTMENT
1ST & 3RD MONDAYS 7PM


School Withdrawal Meeting
Thursday DEC. 4, 2014 6:30 pm @ Town Office

Cemetery Committee
Monday DEC. 15, 2014 5pm
Town Office

The Town Office will be
CLOSED
NOON TIME DEC.24, 2014 & CLOSED DEC. 25, 2014




Newry Withdrawal Committee Agenda*

Thursday December 4, 2014 6:30 P.M. Newry Town Office

1/ Call to Order:

2/ Action On Minutes of November 20, 2014 meeting:

To see what action the committee wishes to take regarding approval of the minutes. Motion:_______________ Second:________________Vote: _____

3/ Citizen Comments: (ten minutes maximum)

4/ Old Business:

5/ New Business
1/ Update from the Education Facilitator Dr. Mark Eastman.
2. Committee discussion with legal counsel on communication.
3. Executive session strategy discussion.

7/ Wrap-up: Future tasks

Adjournment: Motion:_____________ Second_______________ Vote____


*agendas are subject to change.




Newry Planning Board
Agenda
December 17, 2014
1. Attendance and Determination of Quorum (5 required)
2. Minutes of prior Meeting
3. Review attendance and voting eligibility
4. Old Business
a. Mahoosuc Pathways (Bingham Forest Authority)
5. New Business
a. none
6. Findings of Fact
a. none
7. Mail
8. Open Discussion
9. Schedule next meeting
10. Adjournment




Town of Newry Selectmen Meeting Minutes
December 8, 2014 5:00pm @ Newry Town Office

Selectmen Present: Gary Wight, Brooks Morton, Wendy Hanscom

Others present: Loretta Powers, Dave Bonney, Jim Largess, Gary Drown, Tama Drown, Kelly Scott (scribe)

Signing of Warrants: 6

Approval of meeting minutes: Selectmen signed & approved minutes from 11/18/2014.

Adjustments to Agenda:

Announcements: Jim Largess announced that he took out nomination papers to run for Selectman in March 2015.

New Business:
• Liquor Licenses: 3 for Sunday River (South Ridge Base Lodge, Summit Hotel & Jordan Grand). 1 for Phoenix House.
• Grange Hall Rental: A resident inquired if they requested to rent the Grange Hall for a non-resident to use for dance classes, could they get it for the resident fee of $75.00. Selectmen denied request.
• Town Report: Selectman Morton proposed that we expand the annual town report to include some graphs showing the trending expenditures over the years, to help with budgeting. He will make recommendations of what capital items and/or expenditure accounts that we should highlight with the graphs.

Unfinished Business:
• Grange Hall: Chimney liner will be completed on 12/09/2014. Cleanup is still needed in basement by Community Energy. Attic Vent installation will be postponed until spring, due to the cold weather.
• Tri-Town Transfer Station: Administrator Powers met with new Bethel Town Manager regarding the budgeting process for 2015. Tri-Town transfer meeting is set for January 14th at 9am, this will be the organizational meeting for 2015.
• Roads: We received only 1 plowing complaint so far this year. Logging debris complaint will be resolved as logging operation is almost complete. Selectman Morton suggested possibly preparing a bond as an option to be voted on at Town meeting election day in March 2015. The bond/referendum question would be for the total cost to fix Sunday River Road (Monkey Brook to end of pavement).
• Junk yard questions/concerns: Regarding citizen complaint of property with a lot of clutter. CEO had drafted a letter. Selectmen have chosen not to send the letter as there are no ordinances being violated.

Reports
Town Administrator: Abatement request. Property of Bruce Lilly (Maine Mountain Properties) Property listed on tax map is not correct. Assessor has asked for it to be abated and call to Mainland has been placed to correct map.
Administrator Powers mentioned letter from Dana Bullen CEO of Sunday River regarding the school withdrawal issue.
Letter from Community Concepts regarding information on residents who are in need of a low-cost home to be built.
Email from Planning Board regarding some ordinance changes/proposals. Selectmen will review and discuss at next meeting.
CEO: Issued 2 building permits for single family dwellings. (Ragged Hill and The Peaks)
Will take vacation 12/17 to 1/5. Bethel CEO will cover in absence.
Committees: Cemetery committee to meet 12/15/2014 @ Newry town Hall 5:00pm.
Selectman: Selectman Morton wanted to remind board to be mindful of what goes on in their emails. Per the latest Freedom of Access training. We just want to ensure that no decisions are being made in emails, just informational. Selectman Hanscom suggested that Administrator print out any emails from selectman and place in a file for any public request for them to be viewed.
Selectman Morton also commented on latest Planning board meeting to make other Selectman aware. A representative from Bingham Forest land is currently arguing that they are not changing the use and should not be required to go before planning board.
Public comment: Other Business:
Next Meeting: Tuesday December 16, 2014 5:00 pm Newry Town Hall

Adjourn: 5:56pm
Minutes Approved By:


_________________________________ Date:_______________
Wendy Hanscom


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Gary Wight


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Brooks Morton

















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