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Monday, November 12, 2018

RABIES CLINIC

 

Rabies Clinic

At LRAH located at 1981 Lisbon Road, Lewiston

A Rabies Clinic will be held at the Lisbon Road Animal Hospital located at 1981 Lisbon Road, in Lewiston on December 8, 2018 from 12:00 PM until done.  Call 784-5421 for an appointment.  The fee is $20 per pet cash or checks only!  Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.  Please bring in last years rabies certificate.
Dog licenses expire December 31, 2018.  Renew your dog's license prior to January 31, 2019 to avoid the $25 late fee per dog.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

LISBON PLANNING BOARD MINUTES - AUGUST 9, 2018

 

Planning Board Minutes

August 9, 2018

SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

Friday, November 9, 2018

WHY MAKE THE TAXPAYERS SUFFER ANYMORE?


Now that we have elected the same individuals to the Town Council, we can expect the same results from them.  This is to say that the new Council will continue to spend our TAX DOLLARS instead of making any attempt to reduce the operating cost of the town which in turn would reduce the taxes on its residents.
 
The people have presented two options that would reduce the operating cost by nearly $300,000.00 yearly and both have been ignored by the Town Council.  They are:

 
           (1)  Closing the Lisbon Communication Center would save the taxpayers approximately $200,000.00 every year.

(2) Eliminating Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) every year would save approximately $100,000.00 every year.
 
The Lisbon Communication Center currently performs the dispatching of Police, Fire, and Medical for the town of Lisbon.  It use to perform dispatching for Sabattus and Durham but they determined it was not cost effective and decided to go to the Androscoggin County Dispatch.  Utilizing Androscoggin County Dispatch for these services is much more efficient because it eliminates an additional step in the process.
 
The Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) was established by the Federal Government to offset a recession but Lisbon has NOT been in a recession for many years.   However, the Town Manager uses COLA to cover-up wage increases for every employee of the town.  For the past three years, the taxpayers have paid the Town Manager between $1,200.00 and $1,800.00 every year.  This is outrageous to force the taxpayers to pay this.
 
By using COLA to cover-up wage increases, bad employees are rewarded the same as outstanding employees and to me this is not fair.  Wage increase should be awarded ONLY to employees that are exceeding normal standards.  I personally do not like paying for employees who are not doing their jobs up to the normal level required; maybe you do. 
 
In both cases, the Town Council has rejected the opportunity to save residents their hard earned money.  To me, this is very disgraceful and not what these individuals were elected to do.  I believe it is their job to, at least try, to reduce spending so we can reduce our taxes.  Lisbon is currently 2nd in the County for highest taxes; Lewiston is number one.  I have no doubt that if these Councilors do not put a stop to spending Lisbon will pass Lewiston.  This is NOT what I am looking forward too.
 
Call your Councilors and demand that they start reducing our spending immediately.
 
Larry Fillmore

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

UPDATE ON WORUMBO MILL PROPERTY


After the Town Council meeting of October 2, 2018, Executive Session, the Town Council approved the purchase of the Worumbo Mill property.  The motion was made by Councilor Kolbe and seconded by Councilor LaRochelle moved that the Town enter into an agreement for purchase of real estate at 1 Canal Street, Tax Map U05, Lot 14 with payment for the real estate not to exceed $30,000.00 contingent upon the town entering into an agreement to obtain access to the real estate for purposes of conducting environmental assessment; and contingent on the results of said environmental assessment, and that the Town Manager be authorized to negotiate the final terms of the agreements and to execute the agreements and all related documents on behalf of the Town.
On the agenda of the Conservation Commission meeting of October 18, 2018, this purchase was to be discussed.  However, I contacted a member of the commission and it was never discussed.  I contacted the Town Manager, Mrs. Diane Barnes, on November 1, 2018 and learned quite a bit of information I want to share with residents of Lisbon.
According to Mrs. Barnes, the town has received a Brownfield grant of $200,000.00 for the purpose of conducting Phase I and II environmental assessments.  These funds will be used to conduct assessment on the property at 1 Canal Street.  This assessment is broken down into two Phases.  Phase I is a review of all the documentation (which includes the Maine Environmental Protection Agency’s report from years ago) and Phase II is an analysis of the soil.  The town has entered into an agreement with a company called TRC to perform Phase 1 and 2 on October 31, 2018.  Phase 1 will begin next month and Phase 2 will begin in the spring.
I am concerned because the last time Councilor Fern LaRochelle was on the Town Council; he tried to have the town purchase this same property from the Millers.  This original deal was behind closed doors, in Executive Session, but the people voted NOT to purchase the property.  I believe that this was due to the fact of the Maine Environmental Protection Agency report on toxic material under the surface and the fact it is in a flood zone.

Now, Councilor LaRochelle is back on the Town Council and the purchase of this property comes up again.  I am concerned because I do not feel the people are being provided ALL the facts here.  According to Mrs. Barnes, the Town wants to purchase this property to put a parking lot on it to service the downtown area.  As you know from previous letters, I personally do not trust Fern LaRochelle.  This is just me and my opinion.  It is strange that the ONLY time this property comes up is when he is on the Town Council.
As I learn more about this property and its purchase, I will pass it along to the people.
Larry Fillmore

LISBON TOWN OFFICE CLOSURE

Lisbon Town Offices Closed

In observance of Veterans Day, Lisbon Town Offices will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018.
SUBMITTED BY:  TOWN OF LISBON

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION RESULTS


 
 
 
 
ANNUAL MUNICIPAL & REFERENDUM ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Box 1 Hand Tally
Auxilary
Number Ballots
Cast
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER
AT LARGE (Vote for One)
    TOTAL 
Normand Roland Albert, Jr 3268   3268
Blanks 749   749 4017
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER
District 1 (Vote for One)
    TOTAL 
Kasie Lyn Kolbe 1544   1544
Blanks 438   438 1982
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER
District 2 (Vote for One)
    TOTAL 
Allen Scott Ward 1646   1646
Blanks 389   389 2035
FOR SCHOOL COMMITTEE
(Vote for Two)
    TOTAL 
Kathi Louise Yergin 1943   1943
Kimberly Ann Labbe-Poisson 1607   1607
Herbert Leslie Reed 1302   1302
Blanks 3182   3182 8034
FOR WATER COMMISSION
(Vote for One)
    TOTAL 
Marie Alvina Hale 3289   3289
Blanks 728   728 4017
  Box #1 Hand Tally
Auxilary
Number Ballots
Cast
QUESTION 1
BOND - $294,000 Huston St to Compact Line
TOTAL   
YES 2518   2518
NO 1315   1315
Blanks 184   184 4017
QUESTION 2
BOND - $430,000 Route 196 to Huston St
TOTAL 
YES 2533   2533
NO 1330   1330
Blanks 154   154 4017
QUESTION 3
BOND - $675,000 Purchase Fire Truck
TOTAL 
YES 2463   2463
NO 1412   1412
Blanks 142   142 4017
Box #1 Box #2 Box #3 Total Number Ballots
Cast
Governor: & Hand Tally
Alan Caron   18 16 17 51
Teresea Hayes 147 113 65 325
Janet Mills   667 475 394 1536
Shawn Moody   944 713 403 2060
Blanks/Overvotes 23 15 10 48 4020
U.S. House District 2:
Tiffany Bond   124 79 80 283
Jared Golden   737 528 399 1664
William Hoar   29 26 20 75
Bruce Poliquin   877 673 383 1933
Blanks/Overvotes 32 26 7 65 4020
U.S. Senate:
Eric Brakey   779 617 349 1745
Angus King   850 601 470 1921
Zak Ringelstein  150 99 63 312
Blanks/Overvotes 20 15 7 42 4020
State Senator District 22
Lois Kilby-Chesley 699 482 418 1599
Jeffrey Timberlake 1049 797 441 2287
Blanks/Overvotes 51 53 30 134 4020
Rep to the Legislature Distrist 56
Richard Mason 1066 838 481 2385
Martha Poliquin 699 464 391 1554
Blanks/Overvotes 34 30 17 81 4020
Judge of Probate:  
Michael Dubois   1462 1108 680 3250
Blanks/Overvotes 337 224 209 770 4020
Sheriff: 
Eric Samson  1407 1010 689 3106
Blanks/Overvotes 392 322 200 914 4020
District Attorney:
S. Thomas Carey   896 699 381 1976
Andrew Robinson   794 545 453 1792
Blanks/Overvotes 109 88 55 252 4020
Question 1: Universal Home Care Program
YES 616 454 392 1462
NO 1150 865 476 2491
Blanks/Overvotes 33 15 12 60 4013
Question 2:  Wastewater treatment bond  
YES 866 656 449 1971
NO 896 656 404 1956
Blanks/Overvotes 37 22 27 86 4013
Question 3:  Highways and bridges bond 
YES 1021 778 540 2339
NO 739 535 313 1587
Blanks/Overvotes 39 21 27 87 4013
Question 4: Public universities bond
YES 787 596 385 1768
NO 973 714 474 2161
Blanks/Overvotes 39 24 21 84 4013
Question 5: Community colleges bond
YES 991 762 478 2231
NO 776 553 382 1711
Blanks/Overvotes 32 19 20 71 4013