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CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. This is in addition to all the mowing, weed-whacking, etc. that is done on a regular basis.

Genealogy research regarding veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War has been a task taken on by Dr. Jonathan Bosse, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner. Bosse and Rivard met when Rivard was tending to the cemetery behind the parsonage. During the conversation Rivard mentioned the amount of research required before memorial stones from the Veterans’ Administration can be obtained and Bosse offered to assist since he enjoys genealogy research. Rivard is most appreciative of his help.

Rivard has been nominated for the stakeholder group for developing a plan to locate and care for veteran’s graves. His expertise over the years he has served the Town of Shapleigh would be of tremendous value to the group.

TRAGEDY AVERTED (This time)

The watchful eyes and dedicated efforts of Gail Boisvert, a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) in spying an invasive plant on the boat trailer before it entered Mousam Lake at the State of Maine Route 109 boat ramp was a huge win recently. All lake property owners, town officials in Acton and Shapleigh, officials from both the Mousam Lake Region Association and the Square Pond Improvement Association should be grateful for the conscientious CBI whose vigilance really paid off. The water chestnut invasive plant is alleged to have come from the Charles River in Boston where the boat owner had been a couple years ago. Once in the water any time within a 12 year period the invasive can begin to flourish and destroy the body of water. Constant vigilance is the key to keeping out any invasive plants.

PERMITS ISSUED

During the previous several weeks Code Enforcement Officer Steve McDonough has issued permits to the following persons for the stated reasons:

Myrtle Howard, Map 38 Lot 10, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, same place

James Putnam & B Enloe, Map 39 Lot 38, cut 2 trees within 100 ft of Granny Kent Pond, 8 trees to be replanted in same general area

Kathy Wilson, Map 4 Lot 20, replace existing 10x24 deck and front stairs and landing

R Clifford Randall, Map 1 Lot 30, remove 10 x 21 attached glass sunroom

Roland W. Johnson, Jr. Map 12 Lot 19, place a 4x4 externally lit sign

Jeffrey Bergart, Map 24 Lot 19, cut 2 trees, stumps to remain in place, 2 trees to be replanted in same general area

Raymond Martel Jr, Map 2 Lot 34A-1, placea new 24x48 ranch style modular home on full walk-out foundation, existing mobile home to be removed prior to occupancy

James Durgin, Map 28 Lot 36, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, to be built to 2009 IRC code

Janice Murray, Map 37 Lot 29, cut 2 large dead pines, no replanting required, provided all surrounding vegetation survive, stumps to remain in place

Brian Duckworth, Map 4 Lot 52, place a 12x12 shed for storage

Charles Starbird, Map 6 Lot 13, bring in up to 150 yds of fill

Donald Perreault, Map 31 Lot 20, build a shed and place a camper for no more than120 days per year

Paul Steltxzer, Map 22 Lot 8, replace stairs to water and existing 60 sf deck

A certificate of occupancy was issued to Bill and Judy Porreca, Map 37 Lot 5, Apple Rd, Square Pond for their new 4 bedroom single family dwelling.

MMA ANNUAL ELECTION

Shapleigh, being a member municipality of Maine Municipal Association, is eligible to vote on the proposed MMA Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. Selectmen Ruth Ham, Michael Perro and Mark Cobb at a regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting voted unanimously for the slate of officers as presented by the MMA Nominating Committee. Results of the statewide vote will be announced at the MMA Annual Business Meeting being held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

POWER OUTAGE

The storm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 caused a disruption of power while the Board of Selectmen was conducting business at its regular meeting. Fortunately the emergency lighting came on and the agenda items were completed using what light was shed.

COMMONS PROJECT

Chuck Starbird, owner of C & D Landscaping, and his crew have been fulfilling the requirements of his bid to improve the condition of the walkway, prune and trim trees and shrubs, etc. This should be accomplished by Community Day.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 28, 2012 there will be celebration of the life of Mary Alice (Mason) Desclos at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd with Dr. Jonathan Bosse officiating at 11 am, preceded by a time to meet the family and offer condolences. Following the service there will be a light luncheon in the Holdsworth Room.

CONDOLENCES

Sincere condolences are expressed to the families of Julia Russo, Michael Allen, Glen Cook, and Mary Alice Desclos. May the memories of your loved ones fill you heart and help to sustain you during this difficult time.

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 4, 2012 the general public has another opportunity to attend the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am. This is one of the best deals in town. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, choice of blueberry or plain pancakes or both, sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, milk, and juice. This is a bargain at $5.00 per person. Bring the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Not only will you be having a great meal to start off the day but you will also be providing funds for the Charity Account so that the Lions can assist folks in need of eyeglasses, etc. If you are there at the right time you may even get to hear Roland Goodwin play some old favorites on his harmonica.

CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. This is in addition to all the mowing, weed-whacking, etc. that is done on a regular basis.

Genealogy research regarding veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War has been a task taken on by Dr. Jonathan Bosse, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner. Bosse and Rivard met when Rivard was tending to the cemetery behind the parsonage. During the conversation Rivard mentioned the amount of research required before memorial stones from the Veterans’ Administration can be obtained and Bosse offered to assist since he enjoys genealogy research. Rivard is most appreciative of his help.

Rivard has been nominated for the stakeholder group for developing a plan to locate and care for veteran’s graves. His expertise over the years he has served the Town of Shapleigh would be of tremendous value to the group.

TRAGEDY AVERTED (This time)

The watchful eyes and dedicated efforts of Gail Boisvert, a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) in spying an invasive plant on the boat trailer before it entered Mousam Lake at the State of Maine Route 109 boat ramp was a huge win recently. All lake property owners, town officials in Acton and Shapleigh, officials from both the Mousam Lake Region Association and the Square Pond Improvement Association should be grateful for the conscientious CBI whose vigilance really paid off. The water chestnut invasive plant is alleged to have come from the Charles River in Boston where the boat owner had been a couple years ago. Once in the water any time within a 12 year period the invasive can begin to flourish and destroy the body of water. Constant vigilance is the key to keeping out any invasive plants.

PERMITS ISSUED

During the previous several weeks Code Enforcement Officer Steve McDonough has issued permits to the following persons for the stated reasons:

Myrtle Howard, Map 38 Lot 10, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, same place

James Putnam & B Enloe, Map 39 Lot 38, cut 2 trees within 100 ft of Granny Kent Pond, 8 trees to be replanted in same general area

Kathy Wilson, Map 4 Lot 20, replace existing 10x24 deck and front stairs and landing

R Clifford Randall, Map 1 Lot 30, remove 10 x 21 attached glass sunroom

Roland W. Johnson, Jr. Map 12 Lot 19, place a 4x4 externally lit sign

Jeffrey Bergart, Map 24 Lot 19, cut 2 trees, stumps to remain in place, 2 trees to be replanted in same general area

Raymond Martel Jr, Map 2 Lot 34A-1, placea new 24x48 ranch style modular home on full walk-out foundation, existing mobile home to be removed prior to occupancy

James Durgin, Map 28 Lot 36, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, to be built to 2009 IRC code

Janice Murray, Map 37 Lot 29, cut 2 large dead pines, no replanting required, provided all surrounding vegetation survive, stumps to remain in place

Brian Duckworth, Map 4 Lot 52, place a 12x12 shed for storage

Charles Starbird, Map 6 Lot 13, bring in up to 150 yds of fill

Donald Perreault, Map 31 Lot 20, build a shed and place a camper for no more than120 days per year

Paul Steltxzer, Map 22 Lot 8, replace stairs to water and existing 60 sf deck

A certificate of occupancy was issued to Bill and Judy Porreca, Map 37 Lot 5, Apple Rd, Square Pond for their new 4 bedroom single family dwelling.

MMA ANNUAL ELECTION

Shapleigh, being a member municipality of Maine Municipal Association, is eligible to vote on the proposed MMA Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. Selectmen Ruth Ham, Michael Perro and Mark Cobb at a regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting voted unanimously for the slate of officers as presented by the MMA Nominating Committee. Results of the statewide vote will be announced at the MMA Annual Business Meeting being held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

POWER OUTAGE

The storm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 caused a disruption of power while the Board of Selectmen was conducting business at its regular meeting. Fortunately the emergency lighting came on and the agenda items were completed using what light was shed.

COMMONS PROJECT

Chuck Starbird, owner of C & D Landscaping, and his crew have been fulfilling the requirements of his bid to improve the condition of the walkway, prune and trim trees and shrubs, etc. This should be accomplished by Community Day.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 28, 2012 there will be celebration of the life of Mary Alice (Mason) Desclos at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd with Dr. Jonathan Bosse officiating at 11 am, preceded by a time to meet the family and offer condolences. Following the service there will be a light luncheon in the Holdsworth Room.

CONDOLENCES

Sincere condolences are expressed to the families of Julia Russo, Michael Allen, Glen Cook, and Mary Alice Desclos. May the memories of your loved ones fill you heart and help to sustain you during this difficult time.

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 4, 2012 the general public has another opportunity to attend the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am. This is one of the best deals in town. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, choice of blueberry or plain pancakes or both, sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, milk, and juice. This is a bargain at $5.00 per person. Bring the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Not only will you be having a great meal to start off the day but you will also be providing funds for the Charity Account so that the Lions can assist folks in need of eyeglasses, etc. If you are there at the right time you may even get to hear Roland Goodwin play some old favorites on his harmonica.

CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. This is in addition to all the mowing, weed-whacking, etc. that is done on a regular basis.

Genealogy research regarding veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War has been a task taken on by Dr. Jonathan Bosse, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner. Bosse and Rivard met when Rivard was tending to the cemetery behind the parsonage. During the conversation Rivard mentioned the amount of research required before memorial stones from the Veterans’ Administration can be obtained and Bosse offered to assist since he enjoys genealogy research. Rivard is most appreciative of his help.

Rivard has been nominated for the stakeholder group for developing a plan to locate and care for veteran’s graves. His expertise over the years he has served the Town of Shapleigh would be of tremendous value to the group.

TRAGEDY AVERTED (This time)

The watchful eyes and dedicated efforts of Gail Boisvert, a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) in spying an invasive plant on the boat trailer before it entered Mousam Lake at the State of Maine Route 109 boat ramp was a huge win recently. All lake property owners, town officials in Acton and Shapleigh, officials from both the Mousam Lake Region Association and the Square Pond Improvement Association should be grateful for the conscientious CBI whose vigilance really paid off. The water chestnut invasive plant is alleged to have come from the Charles River in Boston where the boat owner had been a couple years ago. Once in the water any time within a 12 year period the invasive can begin to flourish and destroy the body of water. Constant vigilance is the key to keeping out any invasive plants.

PERMITS ISSUED

During the previous several weeks Code Enforcement Officer Steve McDonough has issued permits to the following persons for the stated reasons:

Myrtle Howard, Map 38 Lot 10, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, same place

James Putnam & B Enloe, Map 39 Lot 38, cut 2 trees within 100 ft of Granny Kent Pond, 8 trees to be replanted in same general area

Kathy Wilson, Map 4 Lot 20, replace existing 10x24 deck and front stairs and landing

R Clifford Randall, Map 1 Lot 30, remove 10 x 21 attached glass sunroom

Roland W. Johnson, Jr. Map 12 Lot 19, place a 4x4 externally lit sign

Jeffrey Bergart, Map 24 Lot 19, cut 2 trees, stumps to remain in place, 2 trees to be replanted in same general area

Raymond Martel Jr, Map 2 Lot 34A-1, place a new 24x48 ranch style modular home on full walk-out foundation, existing mobile home to be removed prior to occupancy

James Durgin, Map 28 Lot 36, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, to be built to 2009 IRC code

Janice Murray, Map 37 Lot 29, cut 2 large dead pines, no replanting required, provided all surrounding vegetation survive, stumps to remain in place

Brian Duckworth, Map 4 Lot 52, place a 12x12 shed for storage

Charles Starbird, Map 6 Lot 13, bring in up to 150 yds of fill

Donald Perreault, Map 31 Lot 20, build a shed and place a camper for no more than120 days per year

Paul Steltxzer, Map 22 Lot 8, replace stairs to water and existing 60 sf deck

A certificate of occupancy was issued to Bill and Judy Porreca, Map 37 Lot 5, Apple Rd, Square Pond for their new 4 bedroom single family dwelling.

MMA ANNUAL ELECTION

Shapleigh, being a member municipality of Maine Municipal Association, is eligible to vote on the proposed MMA Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. Selectmen Ruth Ham, Michael Perro and Mark Cobb at a regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting voted unanimously for the slate of officers as presented by the MMA Nominating Committee. Results of the statewide vote will be announced at the MMA Annual Business Meeting being held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

POWER OUTAGE

The storm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 caused a disruption of power while the Board of Selectmen was conducting business at its regular meeting. Fortunately the emergency lighting came on and the agenda items were completed using what light was shed.

COMMONS PROJECT

Chuck Starbird, owner of C & D Landscaping, and his crew have been fulfilling the requirements of his bid to improve the condition of the walkway, prune and trim trees and shrubs, etc. This should be accomplished by Community Day.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 28, 2012 there will be celebration of the life of Mary Alice (Mason) Desclos at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd with Dr. Jonathan Bosse officiating at 11 am, preceded by a time to meet the family and offer condolences. Following the service there will be a light luncheon in the Holdsworth Room.

CONDOLENCES

Sincere condolences are expressed to the families of Julia Russo, Michael Allen, Glen Cook, and Mary Alice Desclos. May the memories of your loved ones fill you heart and help to sustain you during this difficult time.

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 4, 2012 the general public has another opportunity to attend the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am. This is one of the best deals in town. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, choice of blueberry or plain pancakes or both, sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, milk, and juice. This is a bargain at $5.00 per person. Bring the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Not only will you be having a great meal to start off the day but you will also be providing funds for the Charity Account so that the Lions can assist folks in need of eyeglasses, etc. If you are there at the right time you may even get to hear Roland Goodwin play some old favorites on his harmonica.

CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. This is in addition to all the mowing, weed-whacking, etc. that is done on a regular basis.

Genealogy research regarding veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War has been a task taken on by Dr. Jonathan Bosse, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner. Bosse and Rivard met when Rivard was tending to the cemetery behind the parsonage. During the conversation Rivard mentioned the amount of research required before memorial stones from the Veterans’ Administration can be obtained and Bosse offered to assist since he enjoys genealogy research. Rivard is most appreciative of his help.

Rivard has been nominated for the stakeholder group for developing a plan to locate and care for veteran’s graves. His expertise over the years he has served the Town of Shapleigh would be of tremendous value to the group.

TRAGEDY AVERTED (This time)

The watchful eyes and dedicated efforts of Gail Boisvert, a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) in spying an invasive plant on the boat trailer before it entered Mousam Lake at the State of Maine Route 109 boat ramp was a huge win recently. All lake property owners, town officials in Acton and Shapleigh, officials from both the Mousam Lake Region Association and the Square Pond Improvement Association should be grateful for the conscientious CBI whose vigilance really paid off. The water chestnut invasive plant is alleged to have come from the Charles River in Boston where the boat owner had been a couple years ago. Once in the water any time within a 12 year period the invasive can begin to flourish and destroy the body of water. Constant vigilance is the key to keeping out any invasive plants.

PERMITS ISSUED

During the previous several weeks Code Enforcement Officer Steve McDonough has issued permits to the following persons for the stated reasons:

Myrtle Howard, Map 38 Lot 10, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, same place

James Putnam & B Enloe, Map 39 Lot 38, cut 2 trees within 100 ft of Granny Kent Pond, 8 trees to be replanted in same general area

Kathy Wilson, Map 4 Lot 20, replace existing 10x24 deck and front stairs and landing

R Clifford Randall, Map 1 Lot 30, remove 10 x 21 attached glass sunroom

Roland W. Johnson, Jr. Map 12 Lot 19, place a 4x4 externally lit sign

Jeffrey Bergart, Map 24 Lot 19, cut 2 trees, stumps to remain in place, 2 trees to be replanted in same general area

Raymond Martel Jr, Map 2 Lot 34A-1, placea new 24x48 ranch style modular home on full walk-out foundation, existing mobile home to be removed prior to occupancy

James Durgin, Map 28 Lot 36, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, to be built to 2009 IRC code

Janice Murray, Map 37 Lot 29, cut 2 large dead pines, no replanting required, provided all surrounding vegetation survive, stumps to remain in place

Brian Duckworth, Map 4 Lot 52, place a 12x12 shed for storage

Charles Starbird, Map 6 Lot 13, bring in up to 150 yds of fill

Donald Perreault, Map 31 Lot 20, build a shed and place a camper for no more than120 days per year

Paul Steltxzer, Map 22 Lot 8, replace stairs to water and existing 60 sf deck

A certificate of occupancy was issued to Bill and Judy Porreca, Map 37 Lot 5, Apple Rd, Square Pond for their new 4 bedroom single family dwelling.

MMA ANNUAL ELECTION

Shapleigh, being a member municipality of Maine Municipal Association, is eligible to vote on the proposed MMA Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. Selectmen Ruth Ham, Michael Perro and Mark Cobb at a regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting voted unanimously for the slate of officers as presented by the MMA Nominating Committee. Results of the statewide vote will be announced at the MMA Annual Business Meeting being held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

POWER OUTAGE

The storm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 caused a disruption of power while the Board of Selectmen was conducting business at its regular meeting. Fortunately the emergency lighting came on and the agenda items were completed using what light was shed.

COMMONS PROJECT

Chuck Starbird, owner of C & D Landscaping, and his crew have been fulfilling the requirements of his bid to improve the condition of the walkway, prune and trim trees and shrubs, etc. This should be accomplished by Community Day.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 28, 2012 there will be celebration of the life of Mary Alice (Mason) Desclos at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd with Dr. Jonathan Bosse officiating at 11 am, preceded by a time to meet the family and offer condolences. Following the service there will be a light luncheon in the Holdsworth Room.

CONDOLENCES

Sincere condolences are expressed to the families of Julia Russo, Michael Allen, Glen Cook, and Mary Alice Desclos. May the memories of your loved ones fill you heart and help to sustain you during this difficult time.

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 4, 2012 the general public has another opportunity to attend the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am. This is one of the best deals in town. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, choice of blueberry or plain pancakes or both, sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, milk, and juice. This is a bargain at $5.00 per person. Bring the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Not only will you be having a great meal to start off the day but you will also be providing funds for the Charity Account so that the Lions can assist folks in need of eyeglasses, etc. If you are there at the right time you may even get to hear Roland Goodwin play some old favorites on his harmonica.

CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. This is in addition to all the mowing, weed-whacking, etc. that is done on a regular basis.

Genealogy research regarding veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War has been a task taken on by Dr. Jonathan Bosse, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner. Bosse and Rivard met when Rivard was tending to the cemetery behind the parsonage. During the conversation Rivard mentioned the amount of research required before memorial stones from the Veterans’ Administration can be obtained and Bosse offered to assist since he enjoys genealogy research. Rivard is most appreciative of his help.

Rivard has been nominated for the stakeholder group for developing a plan to locate and care for veteran’s graves. His expertise over the years he has served the Town of Shapleigh would be of tremendous value to the group.

TRAGEDY AVERTED (This time)

The watchful eyes and dedicated efforts of Gail Boisvert, a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) in spying an invasive plant on the boat trailer before it entered Mousam Lake at the State of Maine Route 109 boat ramp was a huge win recently. All lake property owners, town officials in Acton and Shapleigh, officials from both the Mousam Lake Region Association and the Square Pond Improvement Association should be grateful for the conscientious CBI whose vigilance really paid off. The water chestnut invasive plant is alleged to have come from the Charles River in Boston where the boat owner had been a couple years ago. Once in the water any time within a 12 year period the invasive can begin to flourish and destroy the body of water. Constant vigilance is the key to keeping out any invasive plants.

PERMITS ISSUED

During the previous several weeks Code Enforcement Officer Steve McDonough has issued permits to the following persons for the stated reasons:

Myrtle Howard, Map 38 Lot 10, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, same place

James Putnam & B Enloe, Map 39 Lot 38, cut 2 trees within 100 ft of Granny Kent Pond, 8 trees to be replanted in same general area

Kathy Wilson, Map 4 Lot 20, replace existing 10x24 deck and front stairs and landing

R Clifford Randall, Map 1 Lot 30, remove 10 x 21 attached glass sunroom

Roland W. Johnson, Jr. Map 12 Lot 19, place a 4x4 externally lit sign

Jeffrey Bergart, Map 24 Lot 19, cut 2 trees, stumps to remain in place, 2 trees to be replanted in same general area

Raymond Martel Jr, Map 2 Lot 34A-1, placea new 24x48 ranch style modular home on full walk-out foundation, existing mobile home to be removed prior to occupancy

James Durgin, Map 28 Lot 36, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, to be built to 2009 IRC code

Janice Murray, Map 37 Lot 29, cut 2 large dead pines, no replanting required, provided all surrounding vegetation survive, stumps to remain in place

Brian Duckworth, Map 4 Lot 52, place a 12x12 shed for storage

Charles Starbird, Map 6 Lot 13, bring in up to 150 yds of fill

Donald Perreault, Map 31 Lot 20, build a shed and place a camper for no more than120 days per year

Paul Steltxzer, Map 22 Lot 8, replace stairs to water and existing 60 sf deck

A certificate of occupancy was issued to Bill and Judy Porreca, Map 37 Lot 5, Apple Rd, Square Pond for their new 4 bedroom single family dwelling.

MMA ANNUAL ELECTION

Shapleigh, being a member municipality of Maine Municipal Association, is eligible to vote on the proposed MMA Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. Selectmen Ruth Ham, Michael Perro and Mark Cobb at a regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting voted unanimously for the slate of officers as presented by the MMA Nominating Committee. Results of the statewide vote will be announced at the MMA Annual Business Meeting being held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

POWER OUTAGE

The storm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 caused a disruption of power while the Board of Selectmen was conducting business at its regular meeting. Fortunately the emergency lighting came on and the agenda items were completed using what light was shed.

COMMONS PROJECT

Chuck Starbird, owner of C & D Landscaping, and his crew have been fulfilling the requirements of his bid to improve the condition of the walkway, prune and trim trees and shrubs, etc. This should be accomplished by Community Day.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 28, 2012 there will be celebration of the life of Mary Alice (Mason) Desclos at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd with Dr. Jonathan Bosse officiating at 11 am, preceded by a time to meet the family and offer condolences. Following the service there will be a light luncheon in the Holdsworth Room.

CONDOLENCES

Sincere condolences are expressed to the families of Julia Russo, Michael Allen, Glen Cook, and Mary Alice Desclos. May the memories of your loved ones fill you heart and help to sustain you during this difficult time.

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 4, 2012 the general public has another opportunity to attend the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am. This is one of the best deals in town. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, choice of blueberry or plain pancakes or both, sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, milk, and juice. This is a bargain at $5.00 per person. Bring the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Not only will you be having a great meal to start off the day but you will also be providing funds for the Charity Account so that the Lions can assist folks in need of eyeglasses, etc. If you are there at the right time you may even get to hear Roland Goodwin play some old favorites on his harmonica.

CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. This is in addition to all the mowing, weed-whacking, etc. that is done on a regular basis.

Genealogy research regarding veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War has been a task taken on by Dr. Jonathan Bosse, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shapleigh Corner. Bosse and Rivard met when Rivard was tending to the cemetery behind the parsonage. During the conversation Rivard mentioned the amount of research required before memorial stones from the Veterans’ Administration can be obtained and Bosse offered to assist since he enjoys genealogy research. Rivard is most appreciative of his help.

Rivard has been nominated for the stakeholder group for developing a plan to locate and care for veteran’s graves. His expertise over the years he has served the Town of Shapleigh would be of tremendous value to the group.

TRAGEDY AVERTED (This time)

The watchful eyes and dedicated efforts of Gail Boisvert, a Courtesy Boat Inspector (CBI) in spying an invasive plant on the boat trailer before it entered Mousam Lake at the State of Maine Route 109 boat ramp was a huge win recently. All lake property owners, town officials in Acton and Shapleigh, officials from both the Mousam Lake Region Association and the Square Pond Improvement Association should be grateful for the conscientious CBI whose vigilance really paid off. The water chestnut invasive plant is alleged to have come from the Charles River in Boston where the boat owner had been a couple years ago. Once in the water any time within a 12 year period the invasive can begin to flourish and destroy the body of water. Constant vigilance is the key to keeping out any invasive plants.

PERMITS ISSUED

During the previous several weeks Code Enforcement Officer Steve McDonough has issued permits to the following persons for the stated reasons:

Myrtle Howard, Map 38 Lot 10, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, same place

James Putnam & B Enloe, Map 39 Lot 38, cut 2 trees within 100 ft of Granny Kent Pond, 8 trees to be replanted in same general area

Kathy Wilson, Map 4 Lot 20, replace existing 10x24 deck and front stairs and landing

R Clifford Randall, Map 1 Lot 30, remove 10 x 21 attached glass sunroom

Roland W. Johnson, Jr. Map 12 Lot 19, place a 4x4 externally lit sign

Jeffrey Bergart, Map 24 Lot 19, cut 2 trees, stumps to remain in place, 2 trees to be replanted in same general area

Raymond Martel Jr, Map 2 Lot 34A-1, placea new 24x48 ranch style modular home on full walk-out foundation, existing mobile home to be removed prior to occupancy

James Durgin, Map 28 Lot 36, replace existing deck with new deck, same size, to be built to 2009 IRC code

Janice Murray, Map 37 Lot 29, cut 2 large dead pines, no replanting required, provided all surrounding vegetation survive, stumps to remain in place

Brian Duckworth, Map 4 Lot 52, place a 12x12 shed for storage

Charles Starbird, Map 6 Lot 13, bring in up to 150 yds of fill

Donald Perreault, Map 31 Lot 20, build a shed and place a camper for no more than120 days per year

Paul Steltxzer, Map 22 Lot 8, replace stairs to water and existing 60 sf deck

A certificate of occupancy was issued to Bill and Judy Porreca, Map 37 Lot 5, Apple Rd, Square Pond for their new 4 bedroom single family dwelling.

MMA ANNUAL ELECTION

Shapleigh, being a member municipality of Maine Municipal Association, is eligible to vote on the proposed MMA Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. Selectmen Ruth Ham, Michael Perro and Mark Cobb at a regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meeting voted unanimously for the slate of officers as presented by the MMA Nominating Committee. Results of the statewide vote will be announced at the MMA Annual Business Meeting being held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

POWER OUTAGE

The storm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 caused a disruption of power while the Board of Selectmen was conducting business at its regular meeting. Fortunately the emergency lighting came on and the agenda items were completed using what light was shed.

COMMONS PROJECT

Chuck Starbird, owner of C & D Landscaping, and his crew have been fulfilling the requirements of his bid to improve the condition of the walkway, prune and trim trees and shrubs, etc. This should be accomplished by Community Day.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday, July 28, 2012 there will be celebration of the life of Mary Alice (Mason) Desclos at the First Baptist Church at 600 Shapleigh Corner Rd with Dr. Jonathan Bosse officiating at 11 am, preceded by a time to meet the family and offer condolences. Following the service there will be a light luncheon in the Holdsworth Room.

CONDOLENCES

Sincere condolences are expressed to the families of Julia Russo, Michael Allen, Glen Cook, and Mary Alice Desclos. May the memories of your loved ones fill you heart and help to sustain you during this difficult time.

LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 4, 2012 the general public has another opportunity to attend the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall from 8 am to 10 am. This is one of the best deals in town. The menu consists of scrambled eggs, choice of blueberry or plain pancakes or both, sausage, Maine baked beans, hot buttered toast, coffee, milk, and juice. This is a bargain at $5.00 per person. Bring the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Not only will you be having a great meal to start off the day but you will also be providing funds for the Charity Account so that the Lions can assist folks in need of eyeglasses, etc. If you are there at the right time you may even get to hear Roland Goodwin play some old favorites on his harmonica.

CEMETERIES

Shapleigh Superintendent of Cemeteries Ron Rivard attended the Selectmen’s meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to apprise them of the status of his work this year. There are 57 private cemeteries where veterans are buried which are flagged each year. Cemeteries where work has been completed so far this year are Simon Ross Cemetery , Ross/Ham Cemetery, Bodwell Cemetery. Three stones were repaired in the Nason Cemetery on Deering Ridge Rd. &