Fireworks ban gets nod

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Quietside of Mount Desert Island is to get even quieter after voters at the polls here Tuesday gave the nod to an ordinance banning the use of consumer fireworks.

The question was one of four on the ballot. Voters also elected two selectmen, a School Committee member and a member of the Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees.

The ordinance to prohibit the sale and use of consumer fireworks in the town was approved in a 173-140 vote, according to Town Clerk Marilyn Lowell.

In a four-way race for two selectmen seats, incumbent George Jellision was returned to the board with 204 votes. Chad Terry with 124 votes is to fill the other open seat. Incumbent David Minctons garnered 118 votes; Jesse Dunbar received 122.

Dani Piquette-Kelly was elected to the School Committee with 195 votes; Michael Sawyer received 120 votes.

In an uncontested race for a seat on the High School Board of Trustees, Steve Hudson was returned to the position with 266 votes.

Voters also were asked to weigh in on updating the floodplain management ordinance, authorizing the town to enter an agreement for solid waste disposal and appropriating money for a capital improvement plan.

The floodplain update was approved 241-60.

Voters favored 258-40 continuing as a member of the Municipal Review Committee and authorizing that body to enter into an agreement with Fiberight LLC for disposal of solid waste at a facility to be built in Hamden.

Voters also approved 242-71 the appropriation of $126,382 from surplus to boost a capital improvement plan for future road projects and reconstruction of the highway garage.

Mark Good

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