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CONGRATULATIONS

Christopher Anderson, 25, of Shapleigh received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University in May, 2012. Christopher is gainfully employed at Pratt Whitney, Connecticut with a full staff to direct. Christopher is the son of Warren and Nancy Anderson of the Newfield Road in Shapleigh.

LIBRARIAN’S REPORT

A monthly comparison of various statistics is submitted to the Board of Selectmen for their information by Gene Smith of the Shapleigh Community Library. It appears below for public information.

AUGUST 2012 2011

Fiction 401 533

Non-fiction 44 43

Juvenile/Young Adult 197 203

Renewals 4 2

Videos 133 110

Periodicals 13 14

Fines $224.39 $202.00

Sales 0 $8.00

New patrons 8 2

Patrons 387 Adult 530 Adult

41 Juv/YA 65 Juv/YA

Total Patrons 428 Total 595 Total

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Permits issued by the Code Enforcement Officer recently to property owners in Shapleigh for projects are listed below.

N William Kostis, County Rd, Map 6 Lot 43, to replace existing antenna, same tower, same location;

Susan Kronlund, Dahlia Rd, Square Pond, to create a rock garden and winding walkway with mulch and native vegetation to prevent erosion between 50 and 7 5 feet from the normal high waterline, per submitted plan;

Jay Zaino, Indian Village Rd, Square Pond, Map 35 Lot 44, to cut 4 trees within 100 feet of the water, 10 trees to be replanted per plan submitted;

James Donegan, Shy Beaver Pond Rd, Pine Springs Lake, Map 42 Lot 13A, to replace existing 6x17 ft deck with new 9x22 ft deck;

Joseph Fleagle, Simon Ricker Rd, Map 3 Lot 17E, to finish bathroom area in second floor of unfinished cape style home;

Michael Demers, Treasure Island Rd, Square Pond, to add a half bath under the existing overhang, no change in lot coverage;

Michael Hebgan, Garland Rd, Map 8 Lot 56, renewal of building permit to build a 28x48 ranch with drive under garage and 12 x 14 deck and 8x8 landing on front;

John Weare, Ivy St, Square Pond, Map 29 Lot 26 to cut 12 trees within100 ft of the water, stumps to remain in place, 12 trees to be replanted in same general area, existing vegetation to remain;

Gerry Filliger, 14th St, Mousam Lake, Map 24 Lot 27A, to repair infiltration steps, drip-line trenches, and mulch;

The declared value of all the improvements listed above amounts to $170,000.

A permit requested from the Code Enforcement Officer by the Treasure Island Landowners Association (TILOA), Map 33, to build a12x14 shed for storage on the right- of -way for Treasure Island, Square Pond, has been denied. Shapleigh’s Zoning Ordinance states that the setback from the right-of-way or 75 ft from the centerline, whichever is greater.

CAUCUS

Elected officials of York County gathered at the Alfred Town Hall on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 to caucus and elect ten York County Budget Committee members to complete the 15 member Budget Committee. Shapleigh is in District #4 along with Alfred, North Berwick, Sanford and South Berwick. Elected unanimously as representatives of District #4 were William (Skip) Bartosch and Joe Hanslip who will help to develop the budget for York County for the next 6 months and an annual budget as well. The County is changing over to a fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30 which would require budgets to take care of business for 18 months.

OWLS’ CLAM AND LOBSTER BAKE

The Older Wiser Liberated Seniors (OWLS) of Acton and surrounding towns is hosting a Lobster/Clam Bake on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at noon in Acton. Reservations are required and the cost of the meal must be paid before September 17, 2012.

The menu consists of New England clam chowder, freshly dug Maine clams and cultivated mussels, fresh Maine lobster, corn on the cob, roasted Red Bliss potatoes and onions, with blueberry crumb cake for dessert. BBQ Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan may be substituted for the lobster. The total cost is $43.00 per person.

Reservations will only be accepted from the first 50 people. FMI call Estelle Gore at 477-8158 or Flo Sera at 636-1952.

RAFFLE WINNERS

Over $1,000 was raised from the sale of calendars by the Acton/Shapleigh Historical Society. This was only possible through the efforts of those who donated prizes and those who purchased the calendars. During the month of September 2012 there is a winner for every day of the month, a list to date of which is listed below.

1. Mark Shufelt, Salem NH, $20 gift card from Applebees

2. Judie Shain, Acton ME, $15 gift card from One Earth Natural Foods

3. Albert Eunson, Alfred ME, Haircut from Shapleigh Clipper

4. Norma Gassett, Shapleigh ME, $25 gift card from Shaws

5. Viv Chartrain, Shapleigh ME, Oil change from Central Tire

6. Sabrina Krueger, Milton MillsNH, $20 gift card from Shapleigh Corner Store

7. Marie Barraclough, Springvale ME, $20 gift card from The Hen House

8. Jessie Paivia, Wakefield MA, $25 gift card from Acton Trading Post

9. Richard Waterhouse, Bradford MA, $25 gift card from Boonies

10.Louise Horn, Acton ME, car washes from Springvale Car Wash

11.Steve Greenleaf, Acton ME, $10 gift certificate from Pat’s Pizza

12. Barb Bucklin, Sanford ME, pizzas from House of Pizza

13. Martha Pease, Amesbury MA, $50 gift card from Black Bear Auto

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this fund-raiser so successful. Please patronize the businesses which were so generous in providing the prizes.

BIDS SOUGHT

The Board of Selectmen is seeking bids for winter plowing and removal of slush of the five Town of Shapleigh properties for the 2012-2013 winter season. Town Hall. Transfer Station Complex (upper and lower levels), Library, 2 Fire Station lots (station and across the street), The municipal buildings must be accessible at all times. A copy of the contract language is available upon request.

The Selectmen are looking for a bid price for one year and for three years. Please bid each one out separately. Bids must include a list of all equipment, vehicle size, a copy of a valid driver’s license and certificate of insurance. The Board of Selectmen has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. For full details call the Executive Secretary at (207) 636-2843 ext. 401.

CREDIT CARDS

The Shapleigh Town Clerk/Tax Collector has begun processing credit card payments through InforME Pay Port Payment Services . Over-the-counter credit cards payments using Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards are now accepted. The 2.5% service fee is paid by the customer with a minimum transaction fee of $1.00.

Previously the Town was able to accept Visa cards for only real estate payments and the service fee was 3%.

HANDYMAN

The Town of Shapleigh is seeking a handyman to perform various duties to include but not limited to the following:

Snowblow the walkway at the Town Hall. (The Town supplies the snowblower.)

Shovel Town Hall steps during the winter months.

As needed, pick up refuse that has been disposed of improperly along roads in town. Applicant should be able to lift 50 pounds, plus or minus.

Perform odd jobs at the Town Hall.

There are no set hours and hours vary from month to month. The position would be perfect for someone who is retired. Owner of a pickup truck would be helpful but not a pre-requisite.

Anyone interested may come to the Town Hall to fill out a job application or you may mail their resume to: Board of Selectmen, Handyman Position, PO BOX 26, Shapleigh, ME 04076-0026.

FMI call the Executive Secretary at 636-2843 ext. 401