PROSPECT — The Town of Prospect will be holding a municipal election and referendum Friday, Aug. 21.
The town will not be a holding an annual town meeting this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are the articles appearing on the ballot that will be presented to voters.
Article 2: Municipal Positions
Selectman Candidate: Calvin Cooper
Road Commissioner Candidates: Charles Boynton and Harland Gamble, Sr.
RSU 25 School Board Candidate: Heather Rickman
Article 3: Shall the town vote to enact the revised shore land zoning ordinance and repeal the current ordinance?
Article 4: Shall the town vote to appropriate up to $90,000 of the 2020 excise tax revenue for officers’ salaries, employee’s payroll, and related expenses?
Town Clerk: up to $26,780
Selectmen: $4,000 each
Fire Chief: $3,000
Code Enforcement: $3,500
Fire Fighters: $5,500
Ballot Clerks: Unknown
Deputy Town Clerk: Up to $20,000
Health Officer: $150
EMA Director: $1,000
Animal Control: $3,000
Medicare and Social Security: Unknown
Article 5: Shall the town vote to raise $361,220 for the following accounts and deposit any unexpended balances into previously established insured cash sweep accounts?
Stockton Springs Ambulance: $7,500
Down East YMCA: $1,100
General Assistance: $1,500
Planning Board: $500
Prospect Historical Society: $500
Town Road Resurface: $60,000
Snow and Ice Removal: $132,800
Fire Department: $16,000
General Expense: $26,500
Municipal Buildings: $11,000
Prospect Community Club Heat: $2,500
Town Road Repair: $22,000
Septic Disposal: $1,725
Solid Waste: $56,000
Social Agencies: $2,595
Article 6: Shall the town vote to appropriate from surplus up to $120,700 for the following accounts?
Reduction of Taxes: up to $100,000
Fire Department: $5,000
Unanticipated Expenses and Emergencies: $5,000
Article 7: Shall the town vote to authorize the selectmen to administer the following as approved at previous town meetings?
Set the rate of interest of unpaid taxes at 8%
Authorize selectmen to spend up to 4/5 of the budgeted amount in each budget category of the 2020 annual budget during the period of January 1, 2021 to the 2021 annual town meeting
Set rate of interest on abated taxes at 1%
Authorize selectmen to accept and expend on behalf of the town, federal and state funds which may be received in the form of grants or any other purpose during the ensuing year and act on anything relative thereto
Authorize selectmen to accept funds as provided by the Maine State Legislature
Authorize selectmen to dispose of town owned personal property under such terms as they deem advisable
Authorize selectmen on behalf of the town to borrow up to $50,000 in tax anticipation money during the ensuing year
Authorize selectmen to accept and expend money received from DOT local road assistance program
To raise 5% of net tax commitment from overlay to pay for tax abatements and any interest due thereon
Article 8: Shall the town vote to authorize the selectmen to continue spending based on the 2019 budget if articles 4, 5, 6, or 7 are defeated?