Waldoboro voters passed the municipal budget by referendum at annual town meeting June 10, and elected Jann Minzy and Clint Collamore to the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen.
In total, Waldoboro’s municipal budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was approved at $3,858,603, an increase of $148,601 or 4 percent over the current year.
The approved total budget will require $1,860,104 in property taxes to fund it, a $149,696 or 8.75 percent increase over last year. The amount
is $24,136 under the town’s property tax levy limit.
Most articles on the warrant passed with strong margins; the closest vote was on the Waldoboro Police Department’s $585,077 budget with 397 in favor and 346 against. All articles passed.
In elections, voters chose newcomer Jann Minzy, 442 votes, and former selectman Clint Collamore, 354 votes, in a five-way race for two three-year seats on the select board.
Minzy and Collamore beat out Bob Butler, 327 votes, Craig Cooley, 310 votes, and Fred Dever, 83 votes.
“I’m glad to be on the board again, and I just thank the voters, that’s all,” Collamore said June 11. “I look forward to working with the entire board.”
Minzy could not be reached for comment by press time.
In other local elections, Fred Bess (548 votes) and Samuel Chapman (621 votes) were both elected to three-year terms on the Waldoboro Utility District, and Carl Waterman, an incumbent who did not run for re-election, received three write-in votes for a two-year term on the same.
For three three-year terms on the Waldoboro Budget Committee, William Bragg received 563 votes, Ted Mohlie 561 votes, and Duncan Morrell received 505 votes.
For the RSU 40 Board of Directors, for which there were no candidates for two seats, Dana Dow, who was serving as an interim member, received 40 write-in votes and William Moody received 16.