Alna voters rejected a citizen-initiated amendment to the town’s shoreland zoning ordinance and elected Linda Kristan and Charlie Culbertson second and third selectman, respectively, in the annual town meeting by referendum Saturday, March 27.
Kristan defeated Kyle Levasseur 183-131, while Culbertson defeated Chris Cooper 174-144. Both are retirees, Kristan from a career as a special education teacher and Culbertson from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Kristina Verney was reelected to a three-year term on the RSU 12 Board of Directors with 256 votes. Jeffrey Verney was reelected to a one-year term as road commissioner with 263 votes.
The shoreland zoning amendment, proposed in October by resident Ralph Hilton, would have allowed the planning board to approve permanent structures for water-dependent uses below the high-tide line. The amendment failed by a vote of 200-115.
All other articles on the ballot passed, including an article to raise firefighter call pay from $15 to $20 per hour, which passed by a vote of 253-67.
The municipal budget totals $725,198.05, a decrease of $33,581 or 4.43% from last year.