Warrant panel up to strength



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Since the Islander reported two months ago that the town’s warrant committee would be unable to function for the second year in a row unless at least five more people volunteered to serve, eight residents have stepped forward.

The board of selectmen Tuesday night appointed Eric Davis, Ryan Donahue and Anne Napier. Chuck Bowers and Jesse Dunbar were not at the meeting, so their appointments were tabled until Nov. 25.

Last month, the selectmen approved the applications of Chad Terry, Michael Magnani and Eric Novella.

The eight newcomers join Don Lodge and Kate Tate on the warrant committee.

A town ordinance stipulates that the committee may have as many as 12 members and as few as seven. This past year, the committee did not have enough members to do its job, which is to review and make recommendations on all warrant articles including municipal and school budget requests. Its recommendations are presented to the selectmen and then to voters at town meeting in May.

Warrant committee members are appointed for three-year terms.

Dick Broom

Dick Broom

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected]

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