Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, February 21, 2013
Deer Isle’s municipal budget and warrant remain under construction
by Jessica Brophy
The municipal budget and annual town meeting warrant is still in the works in the town of Deer Isle, with less than two weeks to town meeting. The meeting, which has been scheduled to take place on Monday, March 4, is expected to be held with a budget and warrant in place.
On Tuesday, February 19, First Selectman Neville Hardy said the budget and warrant were not ready, but that he would know “in a day or two” when it would be ready to distribute to the public.
According to Maine law, municipalities are required to post the warrant for any town meeting seven calendar days ahead of the day before a meeting. In this case, the warrant would need to be posted in at least one public place by Sunday, February 24, for voters to review.
Voters will head to the town hall to vote in elections between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4. Town Meeting will reconvene at 2 p.m. at the town hall to act on the remaining warrant articles.