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Brownville police issue on town meeting agenda

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 11, March 12, 2003

By Jessica Lee
Staff Writer

BROWNVILLE The future operation of the town's police department will be determined at Monday's annual town meeting.

Article 11 of the warrant asks the townspeople to vote on whether or not to support the continuation of the current police operations, which includes the sharing of a police chief with Milo.

The $74,750 police budget, as recommended by the board of selectmen that money would be used along with $15,000 in a highway reserve account to replace a 1991 4x2 truck.

Article 46 of the warrant asks whether townspeople will authorize the sale of 2.83 acres adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant lot, to the abutting landowner, Duane Cobum, for $1,200.

Lastly, voters will consider whether to take money from the principal of the Lundin Fund to make sidewalk
improvements. The cost of the sidewalk improvements is estimated at $20,000, although there is no figure
attached to the warrant article.

Prior to the town meeting, SAD 41 Superintendent David Walker will speak about the local schools and the
budget process.

The polls open for voting Monday at noon at the Brownville Junction Alumni Hall and close at 5 p.m. Townspeople are being asked to elect two selectmen to 3-year terms. Dennis Green and Wilbur Nichols are running for their seats, along with newcomer Paula Copeland. There are also two budget committee seats open. No one is running for the 2-year terms. Incumbent Stacy Slagle is running again for her 3-year term on the SAD 41 board of directors. She is unopposed.

Town meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Hall.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.