MONTVILLE — The Town of Montville will be holding its annual town meeting Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at Mount View High School in Thorndike.
There are 50 articles on the town meeting warrant covering an array of municipal expenditures and monies. Below are the highlights of the warrant. To view the full warrant, click here.
The Freedom VFD is taking pre-orders for chicken barbecue lunches for those who would like to receive one at the town meeting. Call the office if you would like to reserve yours: 342-5544.
Article 4: To see if the Town will vote to change the positions of Town Clerk, Treasurer and Tax Collector from elected positions to appointed positions. Appointment of these positions would begin following the Annual Town Meeting of 2022.
Article 6: To see if the Town will vote to elect Select Board members, beginning at next Annual Town Meeting, for staggered three-year terms. The select board members are currently elected for one-year terms.
Article 9: To see if the Town will vote to reinstate the Town of Montville “Genetically Modified Organisms Ordinance” passed at the 2008 town meeting and omitting the Sunset Clause. To view the proposed ordinance, click here.
Article 10: To see if the town will vote to approve Montville’s Emergency Management Ordinance. A vote to approve this article would change Montville’s existing Emergency Management Plan, voted on March 25, 2006, to an ordinance. To view the proposed ordinance, click here.
Article 11: To see if the Town will vote to approve an “Intent to Build Ordinance.” To view the proposed ordinance, click here.
Article 12: To see if the Town will vote to amend Montville’s “Site Plan Review Ordinance” as per changes made and approved by the Planning Board. To view the proposed ordinance, click here.
Article 13: To see if the Town will vote to approve a lifetime lease of one acre of land, located between the Town Hall and the Town Office, to the Union Harvest Grange with the possibility of the Grange moving their building onto the parcel. The Grange requests a rate of $1 per year.
Article 40: To see if the Town will vote to increase prices for trash disposal sticker fees.
$1.00 for bags under 20 gallons (currently $0.75)
$1.75 for bags 20-35 gallons (currently $1.50)
$2.50 for bags over 35 gallons & barrels (currently $2.25)
Article 41: To see if the Town will vote for one of the following two options for the Montville transfer station:
Option A: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to sign a one-year contract with the Town of Freedom for disposal of Montville’s municipal waste in their packer truck. Note: The agreed amount of $36,000 for one year also includes tipping fees. The recommendation is to let this option fail.
Option B: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to enter a lease/purchase agreement for a term not to exceed five years to acquire a solid waste compactor, having a total purchase price not to exceed $40,000 on such other terms as they deem in the best interests of the Town; to raise and appropriate $8,750 from taxation to fund the down payment and lease payments due during FY 2021; and to authorize the Select Board to execute any documents necessary to accomplish said purpose. The recommendation is to pass this option.