Town News

Laurie Pike

I have another event of celebration to report from Saturday, July 23, 2016.  The daughter of Travis and Kathleen Hull, Elizabeth Hull was married to Paul Jans, son of Tony and Kate Jans.  The outdoor ceremony took place in the eastern most point in the United States at Quoddy House in Lubec.  Paul is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and the couple is currently living in East Machias on Gardeners Lake.  They had a lovely day for a wedding and then traveled to Bar Harbor, Maine for their honeymoon.  Congratulations to them and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.

The regular Select Board meetings for the month of August will be held on Saturday, August 6th and 20th from 8:00 am to 9:00 a.m.  The Planning Board meets on the first Saturday of each month so next meeting will be on August 6th at 9:00 a.m. Town office hours of operation will be changed to 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the first and third of each month and by appointment when necessary.  The next office hours will be on Thursday, August 4th and August 18th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.      

At the Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, July 30, 2016, Norman Howe was chosen to preside over the meeting and he did a great job.  Elections results are as follows:  Kathleen Hull, town clerk for a three year term; Laurie Pike, tax collector for a two year term; Rae Ackley, treasurer for a one year term; Dan Ackley, select board member for three year term; John Viselli, select board member for two year term; Brenda Gove, select board member for one year term; Brenda Gove, chair of assessors for three year term; Norman Howe, assessor for two year term; and Scott Jamieson, assessor for one year term; and Amanda Myers, school board representative position for three year term.  The appointed positions include health officer; fire warden and emergency management officer; cemetery sexton, planning board members, registrar of voters, and general assistance officer.  These positions will be appointed by the select board members as needed to fill positions. 


Following the Town Meeting the Cooper Community Friends group put on a beautiful spread and pot luck event with cold pasta and fruit salads, cheese & cracker trays, baked beans, hot dogs with buns, drinks, and many desserts.  We really enjoyed a good meal and are hoping this becomes a town meeting tradition in the future.