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Dover Foxcroft Town Warrant 1944

To Irving C Trufant, or any Constable of the Town of Dover-Foxcroft, in the County of Piscataquis:

GREETINGS:

In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Dover-Foxcroft qualified to vote in town affairs, to assemble at Central Hall in said town, on Monday, the thirteenth day of March, A. D. 1944, at ten o’clock, Eastern War Time, in the forenoon, then and there to act upon the following articles, viz:

ART. 1 To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting.

ART. 2 To choose a Town Clerk, fix the compensation, and raise and appropriate money therefor.

ART. 3 To see if the Town will accept the report as printed.

ART. 4 To choose two Selectmen to serve for a term of three years and fill any vacancy in accordance with the provisions of the Town Charter.

ART. 5 To elect a Town Treasurer, fix the compensation, and raise and appropriate money therefor.

ART. 6 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for a Night Police Officer, and the regulation of traffic.

ART. 7 To see if the Town will vote to elect one member of the Board of Mothers’ Aid for three years.

ART. 8 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Officers’ bills and Miscellaneous expenses.

ART. 9 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for General Government.

ART. 10 To see if the Town will vote to purchase bonds for the Treasurer and Tax Collector.

ART. 11 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred dollars for the purpose of controlling the White Pine Blister Rust within the limits of the Township. The sum raised to be supplemented with State and Federal funds, dependent of course upon funds made available by cooperating agencies.

ART. 12 To choose two members of the School Committee, one to serve for three years, and one to serve for two years, and fill any vacancy in accordance with the Town Charter.

ART. 13 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Common Schools.

ART. 14 To see if the Town will authorize the School Committee to make arrangements with the Trustees of Foxcroft Academy for tuition for its High School scholars.

ART. 15 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Free High Schools.

ART. 16 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for text books for Common Schools.

ART. 17 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the services of the School Committee.

ART. 18 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for school telephones, lights, and water service.

ART. 19 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for repairs on schoolhouses.

ART. 20 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for school supplies.

ART. 21 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the salary of the Superintendent of schools.

ART. 22 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the School Committee to appoint a School Physician in accordance with provisions of P. S. Chapter 19, Section 47, and raise and appropriate money for same.

ART. 23 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for insurance on school buildings.

ART. 24 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for interest on school fund.

ART. 25 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the services of a Public Health Nurse.

ART. 26 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for salaries of the Board of Health, and the recording of Vital Statistics.

ART. 27 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for care of Public Dump.

ART. 28 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for sewer maintenance.

ART. 29 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for sewer construction.

ART. 30 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the construction and repair of sidewalks.

ART. 31 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the general repairs of highways and bridges.

ART. 32 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for State Aid Road Patrol.

ART. 33 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for State Aid Road construction (in addition to the amount regularly raised for the care of ways, highways and bridges) under the provisions of Section 19, Chapter 28 of the Revised Statutes of 1930, or under the provisions of section 3, Chapter 229, Public Laws of 1937.

ART. 34 To see how much money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for maintenance of Third Class roads.

ART. 35 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the maintenance of Special Resolve roads.

ART. 36 To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the road from Kinney corner so called, easterly to the Dexter Road, a distance of approximately three fourths of a mile.

ART. 37 To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the road leading from the Macombers’ Corner Road to the Gilman’s Corner Road so called, near the white school house, a distance of approximately one fourth of a mile.

ART. 38 To see if the Town will vote to discontinue a section of the road leading from Foxcroft

Centre near the residence of William Bragg, northerly toward Sebec Lake, from the northerly line of the Foxcroft Centre Cemetery to the end of the said road.

ART. 39 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate to treat the Village Streets against dust.

ART. 40 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Street Lighting.

ART. 41 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the support of Mayo Memorial Hospital.

ART. 42 To elect a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Memorial Hospital for a term of two years.

ART. 43 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the Support of Poor.

ART. 44 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for Memorial Day, and the decorating of Soldiers’ graves.

ART. 45 To see what sum of money the’ Town will vote to raise and appropriate for band concerts and other music.

ART. 46 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the care of cemeteries.

ART. 47 To see how much money the Town will raise and appropriate for the repair of fences around burying grounds in which war veterans are buried; for the repair of graves, headstones, monuments and markers designating the burial place of such war veterans; and for keeping the grass on such graves suitably cut and trimmed during the summer season.

ART. 48 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for Boys’ and Girls’ Agricultural clubs within the town.

ART. 49 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for the support of the Thompson Free Library.

ART. 50 To elect one member to serve on the Executive Committee of the Thompson Free Library for one year.

ART. 51 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for abatements.

ART. 52 To see whether or not the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $200.00 for advertising our natural resources, advantages and attractions, under the provisions of Chapter 5, Section 82 of the Revised Statutes. Said money to be expended through the State of Maine Publicity Bureau.

ART. 53 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of three thousand dollars (3000.00) to pay on bond issue of 1934.

ART. 54 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of sixty dollars ($60.00) to pay interest on bonds for the ensuing year.

ART. 55 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen and Town Treasurer to make a temporary loan not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000.00) in anticipation of taxes.

ART. 56 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for interest on temporary loan.

ART. 57 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for carrying out the Civilian Defense program.

ART. 58 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for repairs on Fair Grounds property.

ART. 59 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen in behalf of the Town to sell and dispose of any real estate acquired by the Town for nonpayment of taxes thereon, on such terms as they deem advisable, and execute quit-claim deeds for such property.

ART. 60 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) to improve the highway from the end of the tarred road on outer Park Street near the site of the Gilman school house so called, to the residence of I. P Holmes. The money to be spent under the direction of the Selectmen.

ART. 61 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) to improve the Sangerville Line Road so called, beginning at the Sangerville Town Line on Bridges Hill, and extending southerly to the R. R. crossing, same to be spent under the direction of the Selectmen.

ART. 62 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of developing Sebec Lake airplane landing area, same to be expended by the Selectmen.

ART. 63 To see what sum of money the Town will vote to raise and appropriate for a memorial to World War Veterans.

ART. 64 To see what action the town will take with regard to having prepared in permanent record book form a full and complete record, so far as possible, of the ownership of all lots in the “Dover” cemetery, so called, as made up of the old yard and annex, the Brown yard, the Bassett yard, and the Poole yard; together with the names of the persons buried in said lots; and also what amount of money the town will vote to raise and appropriate for the purpose, if any.

The undersigned, the Selectmen of Dover-Foxcroft, will be in session at their office in Central Hall Building, Monday, the thirteenth day of March, A. D., 1944, at nine o’clock, Eastern War Time, in the forenoon, for the purpose of hearing and deciding upon the applications of persons claiming the right to have their names entered upon the voting list of said Town.

Given under our hands at said Dover-Foxcroft this twenty-eighth day of February, A. D., 1944.

GEORGE W. SANFORD

ERVIN W. EDGERLY

J. A. WEBBER

ARTHUR L. GILMAN

LYLE M. SNOW

WALLACE DOW

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