Town of Southwest Harbor

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Southwest Harbor Water & Sewer District intends to file an
Application for Federal assistance with the United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development. This assistance is needed for
financing upgrades to the District’s raw water pump station. Any
interested parties can attend the Board of Trustees meeting on
April 13, 2017 at the Southwest Harbor Town Hall, 6:00 PM.

Town of Bar Harbor

Nomination papers are now available in the Bar Harbor Town Clerk’s office for the following elected officials with expiring terms of June 2020, except one School Committee seat.

Bar Harbor Town Council Three seats – Three year term

Superintending School Committee Two seats – Three year term
One seat – One year term

Mount Desert Island School District Trustee One seat – Three year term

Deadline for filing nomination papers is Friday, April 28, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. The residents of Bar Harbor will vote for these elected officials at their annual town meeting on, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Mount Desert Island Regional School District

WARRANT
STATE OF MAINE Hancock ss:

TO: Herman Bracy, a resident of Mount Desert Island Regional School District, County of Hancock and State of Maine.

You are hereby required to warn and notify all persons, resident in said Mount Desert Island Regional School District and qualified by law to vote in District affairs, to meet at Mount Desert Island High School Auditorium in said District on Wednesday, the 5th of April A.D., 2017, at seven-thirty o’clock in the evening for the following purpose, to wit:

¬Article I¬ To choose a moderator.

¬Article II To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $3,930,420
Note: 2016-17 Amount was $3,822,947

Article lll To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Special Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 1,498,442
Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 1,443,300

Article IV To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 203,000
Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 156,600

Article V To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 634,925

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 617,280

Article VI To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Student & Staff Support for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 1,103,716

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $1,074,505

Article VII To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for System Administration for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 184,430

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 170,212

Article VIII To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for School Administration for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 569,342

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 550,478

Article IX To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Transportation & Buses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 241,076

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 319,322

Article X To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 1,500,429

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $1,348,255

Article XI To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 413,756

Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 424,975

Article XII To see what sum the Mount Desert Island Regional School District will be authorized to expend for All Other Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018.

School Committee recommends $ 125,000
Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 125,000

Note: Articles II – XII authorize a total budget of $10,404,536

Article XIII To see what sum Mount Desert Island Regional School District will appropriate for the total cost of funding public education from grade 9 to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum the District will raise and assess as each municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from grade 9 to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688 for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Recommended amounts set forth below:

Total Appropriated (by Municipality) Total Raised (*District Assessment by Municipality)

Bar Harbor $2,336,011 Bar Harbor $1,622,088
Mount Desert $ 778,671 Mount Desert $1,497,049
Southwest Hbr $ 715,386 Southwest Hbr $ 597,027
Tremont $ 755,741 Tremont $ 551,365
School District School District
Total Appropriated $4,585,809 Total Raised $ 4,267,529

* District Assessment by Municipality is calculated per the School District’s enabling statute.

Explanation: The MDI Regional School District’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from grade 9 to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that the district must raise and assess in order to receive the full amount of state dollars.

Article XIV To see what sum Mount Desert Island Regional School District will raise for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the District for non-state-funded school construction projects, non-state funded portions of school construction projects and minor capital projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of Mount Desert Island Regional School District’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from grade 9 to grade 12.

Recommended: $ 512,682

Explanation: Non-state-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the Mount Desert Island Regional School District’s long-term debt for major capital school construction projects, and minor capital renovation projects that are not approved for state subsidy. The bonding of this long-term debt was approved by the voters or the Board of Trustees, as applicable.

Article XV To see what sum Mount Desert Island Regional School District will raise and appropriate in additional local funds for school purposes (Recommend: $3,300,240) for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by (Recommend: $3,207,738) as required to fund the operating and capital budgets recommended by the school committee and board of trustees.

Written Vote Required
The school committee recommends $3,300,240 for additional local funds and gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model by $3,207,738: The State funding model underestimates the actual costs to fully fund the 2017-2018 budget.

Explanation: The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the Mount Desert Island Regional School District’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from grade 9 to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual debt service payment on non-state-funded school construction projects that will help achieve Mount Desert Island Regional School District’s budget for educational programs.

Article XVI To see what sum Mount Desert Island Regional School District will authorize the School Committee to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 from the Mount Desert Island Regional School District’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from grade 9 to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy, and other receipts for the support of schools.

Recommended: ¬$10,404,536
Note: 2016-17 Amount was $10,052,874

Article XVII To see what sum Mount Desert Island Regional School District will appropriate for adult education (Recommended $224,406) and to see what sum Mount Desert Island Regional School District will raise as the local share for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program.

Recommended: ¬$ 132,806
Note: 2016-17 Amount was $ 61,980

Note: Articles XIII,XIV, XV & XVII will raise total local assessment of $ 8,213,257

Article XVIII In addition to the amount in Article II – XII and XVII, shall the District appropriate and authorize the School Committee to expend additional state, federal and other funds received during the fiscal year 2017-2018 for school purposes, provided that such additional funds do not require the expenditure of local funds not previously appropriated?

School Committee recommends passage

Note: Current Year Estimate = $ 251,392

Article XIX In addition to amounts appropriated in Article X & XVI, shall Mount Desert Island Regional School District authorize the School Trustees to expend up to $139,000 from the Minor Capital Reserve to be used as partial funding for capital projects to be completed in 2017-18 (repairs & renovation of classroom wing windows and siding, paving, and renovations to the gym entrance).

Budget Summary¬
Detailed Budget Explanation

REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Operating Budget Expenses
1. Regular Instruction $ 3,930,420
2. Special Education 1,498,442
3. Career & Technical Education 203,000
4. Other Instruction, including
Summer School & Extracurricular 634,925
5. Student & Staff Support 1,103,716
6. System Administration 184,430
7. School Administration 569,342
8. Transportation & Buses 241,076
9. Facilities Maintenance(Operating) 1,050,429
10. All Other Expenditures __ 125,000

Total proposed operating expenses $9,540,780

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Capital Budget Expenses
Bonds and Notes (Debt Service)
Principal (Bldg. Add, Roof & Boiler) $ 469,700
Interest (Bldg. Add,Roof & Boiler) $ 42,982
Additions and Improvements
(Facilities Maintenance – Capital) $ 351,074

Total Capital expenses $ 863,756

Total High School Budget $10,404,536

Less Anticipated Receipts:
Carryover $ 567,585
State Subsidy 275,000
Tuition 1,300,000
Tuition Surcharge 130,000
Spec. Ed. Tuition 20,000
AOS #91 Rent 7,500
Interest Income 3,000
Sports Events Revenue 12,000
Drama Events Revenue 8,000
Transfer from Bus Reserve -0-
Building Rental 1,000
Total Receipts $ 2,324,085
Local Tax Request $ 8,080,451

To transact any other business which may legally come before said meeting.

HEREOF FAIL NOT to make return of the Warrant with your doings thereon unto
the Secretary of the Regional School Committee, on or before the time of said meeting.

Given under our hands at Bar Harbor this 13th day of March A.D., 2017.

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Ingrid Kachmar, Chairperson Vernon S. McFarland, Jr., Chairperson
MDI Regional School Committee MDIHS District Trustees

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Members – MDI Regional School Committee

A True Copy Attest:

Resident

Mount Desert

NOTICE

MOUNT DESERT WATER DISTRICT

HYDRANT AND MAIN FLUSHING

NORTHEAST HARBOR
&
SEAL HARBOR

Beginning April 3rd, 2017
Ending April 28th, 2017

Town of Hancock

Notice to Taxpayers
Pursuant to M.R.S.A. Title 36 § 706

You must furnish to the Assessors of the Town of Hancock a true and perfect list of all your polls, not exempt from taxation, which you possess on April 1 each year. Failure to furnish this list may bar you from making an application for or appealing tax abatement. This list includes property holdings such as land, buildings, and taxable personal property. Filing can be accomplished by hand delivery of said lists to the Hancock Town Office at 18 Point Road, Hancock, by email to hancocktownclerk@hancocktownoffice.com
Or delivery by mail to PO Box 68, Hancock, ME 04640 no later than April 28th, 2017

Town of Hancock

HEAVY LOAD LIMIT

The following public ways in Hancock are closed to heavy loads except when solidly frozen:

THORSEN ROAD from MERRILL BLUEBERRY FARMS to the WASHINGTON JUNCTION ROAD.

EAST SIDE ROAD, POINT ROAD, OLD ROUTE ONE, AUSTIN ROAD, COFFIN ROAD, TANNERY ROAD, PEASLEE ROAD.

LOAD LIMIT: 23,000 POUNDS GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT

CLOSING DATE: MARCH 1, 2017
Hancock Selectboard

Katelyn Margaret Whipple

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MORGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

In the matter of: The Adoption of
KATELYN MARGARET WHIPPLE, an infant.

Case No. 17-A-1

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

The object of the above proceeding is to obtain a termination of the parental rights of Dennis E. Whipple, in and to Katelyn Margaret Whipple, and to change the name of the said minor child. Take notice that a hearing will be held before the Honorable Laura Faircloth, Judge, Circuit Court of Morgan County, West Virginia, on the 20th day of March, 2017, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. at which time you may be present to protect your interests.
A copy of the petition filed in this matter may be obtained in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Morgan County, West Virginia.

Melanie Stambaugh
Morgan County Circuit Clerk

Union Rover Telephone Company

Public Notice

Union River Telephone Company is a telecommunications carrier committed to providing high quality basic and enhanced services at reasonable rates to all subscribers throughout its service territory. Basic services are offered at the following monthly rates:

Single Party Residence-Economy $ 17.58
Single Party Residence-Premium $ 19.08
Single Party Business-Economy $ 35.17
Single Party Business-Premium $ 38.28
Emergency 911 Service Fee $ 0.45
Tone Dialing Service-Residence $ 1.00
Tone Dialing Service-Business $ 1.25

As a part of its service commitment to subscribers, Union River Telephone Company continually provides voice grade access to the public switched network, interexchange carriers, telecommunications relay service and 911 emergency services. Union River Telephone Co. also provides access to operator services and directory assistance. Each local exchange access line comes with a primary directory listing at no charge and each subscriber automatically receives a directory covering our service territory annually. Furthermore, customers can report service trouble to the Company twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Union River Telephone understands the importance of consumers having access to quality local telephone service. To help consumers obtain and keep their local service, Union River Telephone offers Lifeline Service which is a monthly discount on local service charges that is available to qualified consumers. Qualifying low-income individuals subscribing to residential service that are eligible for the Lifeline telephone assistance program will receive discounts off basic local charges and are eligible for toll blocking at no charge. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Union River Telephone Company business office.

Basic services are offered to all customers in the Company’s service territory at the rates, terms and conditions specified in the Company’s tariff on file with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. If you have questions regarding Union River Telephone’s services or rates, please call 207-584-9911 or toll free 800-944-5404. We welcome customer feedback through our customer service department at any time and remain available to answer any questions you may have about the telecommunications services we provide.

Union River Telephone Company

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

The Union River Telephone Company is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Town of Penobscot

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on October 13, 2016 by the Superior Court for Hancock County, in Ellsworth, Maine, Docket No. SC-RE-2006-15, in the action entitled Machias Savings Bank v. Jeffrey M. Jewett, a/k/a Jeffrey Jewett and Alison M. Jewett, a/k/a Alison Jewett, wherein the Court adjudged the foreclosure of a certain mortgage given by Peter Jewett and Susan Jewett to Machias Savings Bank dated January 23, 2009 and recorded in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds in Book 5148, Page 282, as assigned to Alison Jewett and Jeffrey Jewett by Mortgage Assumption Agreement dated August 2, 2010 and recorded in said Registry in Book 5481, Page 171, the period of redemption having expired, a public sale of the property described in the mortgage will be conducted on Friday, March 3, 2017, commencing at 10:30 a.m., at the law firm of Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, 84 Marginal Way, Suite 600, Portland, Maine 04101, of the following property:

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Certain property located at 190 Hutchins Mountain Road, Penobscot, Maine 04476. The property is also described on the Penobscot Tax Maps as Map 12, Lot 33-B-3. Reference is made to said mortgage deed for a more detailed legal description of the property to be conveyed.

TERMS OF SALE: THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD ON AN AS IS, WHERE IS, BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER AS TO THE CONDITION OF OR TITLE TO THE PROPERTY. The property will be sold subject to all outstanding municipal assessments, whether or not of record in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds, as well as all real estate transfer taxes assessed on the transfer. The sale will be by public auction. The deposit to bid, which is non-refundable as to the highest bidder, is $5,000.00 in official bank check or certified funds (cash deposits not accepted). The deposit to bid should be made payable to Machias Savings Bank. The highest bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement with Machias Savings Bank at the time and place of sale. The balance of the sale price will be due and payable within 30 days of the public sale. Conveyance of the property will be by release deed. All other terms, including any modifications of or additions to the terms set forth above, will be announced at the public sale.

Dated: January 23, 2017 By: Julia G. Pitney, Esq.
Attorney for Machias Savings Bank

Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon
84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480
(207) 772-1941