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Town Seal
Buxton NewsOctober 2010
 The Town of
Buxton News
Volume Nineteen, Issue 5, October, 2010

Town of Buxton
Charter Revisions
Secret Ballot Article 2

The Secret Ballot question shown as Article 2 on the Town Ballot for the November 2, 2010 election reads as follows:

“Shall the municipality approve the Charter revision recommended by the charter commission?”

The charter commission submitted a final Charter with revisions to the Board of Selectmen on September 15, 2010.  The major revision to the Charter is the change to a Town Manager/Selectmen form of government.  The Annual Town Meeting remains in place which allows for citizen participation and voting on the Town Warrant.

There are several housekeeping items which include changing the Board of Selectmen to gender neutral language to become the Select Board.  There are renumbering changes as well as minor word changes.

Other revisions include modification to the budget process and are stated in Section 5.03.  The revised process requires the Town Manager to submit an initial budget to both the Select Board and the Budget Committee.  The public is given the opportunity to provide public comments before Warrants are prepared for voting at Town Meeting.

A provision limiting compensated contractual or business arrangements while serving as a Select Board Member is outlined in Section 2.06.  There is also a limitation outlining when family members of a Select Board member may be employed by the Town.

A new provision, Section 2.08, has been added to the Charter authorizing the Select Board the power to appropriate money from undesignated funds for any emergency affecting the public health, safety or welfare.  The sum for an appropriation in any single fiscal year may not exceed one-half (1/2) of 1% of the municipal operating budget for that year.  This process would be done without having to go to a Special Town Meeting.

The Board of Selectmen anticipate the cost of a Town Manager will be approximately $120,000 per year for salary and benefits.  There is existing office space at the Town Office for a Town Manager.  

Copies of the revised Charter are available at the Town Office, Town Libraries and many of the local business establishments.  A final Charter and a Charter showing all the revisions are on the Town’s website  

November Election
Absentee ballots for the November 2nd State and Town Elections are available at the Buxton Town Hall. Applications are also available on line at the following website Voters may request an absentee by calling the Clerk’s Office. All Buxton voters vote at the Buxton Town Hall, 185 Portland Road. The polls in Buxton will be open from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on November 2nd. For more Election information call the Clerk’s Office at 929-6171 weekdays or 929-5806 after office hours, including weekends. Every Vote Counts!


Board of Selectmen meets every Wednesday night, 5 to 8 p.m. FMI, call 929-5191.
Buxton Little League meets the first Thursday of the month, 6p.m., at the Municipal Building. FMI, e-mail at
Community Cupboard is open Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Plummer's Shopping Center at the corner of Routes 112 and 22. Nonperishable food can be dropped off during open hours or by calling Gwen Hatch 642-2396.
Republican Town Committee meets the second Tues of the month, 7p.m. at the Buxton Municipal Building. Newcomers welcome. FMI, call Dennis Santolucito, 929-4233 or   
Buxton Democratic Committee meets on an as-needed basis, depending on projects planned. If you would like to become involved, please contact Nell-Garwood Garvey, Secretary, at 776-0475 for information.
American Legion Post #130 Meetings 2nd Monday each month at 7pm 401 Bar Mills Rd
Hollis.  FMI call 727-3449, or 929-8660.
Hollis Lions Club Public Bean Supper held the first Saturday of each month (No supper In July), 4:30 p.m._6 p.m., Palmer Hall, corner of Routes 202 and 35.
Adults/ $7.00       Children under 12/ $3.00.    Takeout service is available.  FMI call 929-5705.
Sokokis Riders of Buxton Snowmobile Club meets the first Sunday of each month from October thru May at 5 p.m. at the Groveville Fire Barn.  Please come and join us and support the clubs of Maine.  All meetings are potluck.  FMI call Dave Dunn at 749-6188.
Leavitt’s Mill Health Center Office staff is generally available Tuesdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Patients are seen during clinical hours by appointment only.  Clinics are held every Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon and 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Women’s Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of every month (except April & October) at the Living Waters Christian Church.  All women welcome.  FMI call Malena at 727-5771 or 590-7733.
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) clinic meets every Thursday from 8am-4pm at the Buxton Municipal Building at 185 Portland Road.  Nutrition information, free food coupons, free dental clinics, and free books for children. Call York County Community Action at 1-800-644-4202 to see if you are eligible.
TOPS meets every Thursday evening at the Buxton Centre Baptist Church, weigh in is from 5-6pm. Meeting from 6-7pm. FMI 727-6364 or 727-4842.
Pleasant River Assembly # 45 International Order of Rainbow Girls meets at 7p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.  FMI call727-3169 or 642-2509.
Pleasant River Chapter # 159 O.E.S. meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month.  FMI call727-3169.
Buxton Masonic Lodge #115 AF&AM meets on the first Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:30 p.m. meeting, at the Masonic Lodge in West Buxton, Rt. 112 &
Christian Row.  There are no meetings in July and August.  September’s meeting is on the third Monday.   FMI, call Chad Poitras at 929-3723.  
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held at Bar Mills Community Church Mondays at 7pm.
Al-Anon meets Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30pm at North Congregational Church, Groveville, FMI call Cindy @ 727-5027
Buxton Trailblazers ATV Club meets 1st Tuesday of each month at the Buxton Center Baptist Church Route 22 at 938 Long Plains Rd at 7:00pm. FMI:~ 229-2787 or email
Buxton Boy Scout Troop 349 meets every Monday 6:30-8pm @Groveville Fire Barn, visitor’s welcome!
The Buxton/Hollis Senior Citizens
Lunches are every Wednesday (weather permitting)doors open at 10am lunch is served about Noon. At Groveville Fire Station 31 Turkey Lane, Buxton, ME.
Reservations needed by Monday 10am. Call Francis Sullivan 727-6917 or Sandi Fisher 727-5120.

Berry Memorial Library, Route 4A, Bar Mills.  Hours: Tuesdays 11-5, Thursdays 4-8, Saturdays 9-11 (no Friday hours in July and August). FMI call 929-5484.
Hollis Library, Route 202 & 35.  Hours: Monday 9:30-Noon & 4-8 pm  Monday Preschool Story Hour 10am, Tuesday 6-8 p.m., Thurs 4-8 pm, Sat 9-Noon.  FMI call 929-3911.
Salmon Falls Library, Routes 202 & 117. Hours: Mon. 3-6 p.m., Thurs. Story Hour 10-11  a.m., Wednesday 4-7 p.m., Thursday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 9-Noon. FMI call 929-3990.
West Buxton Public Library, 34 River Road, S.R. 112, Tues/Thurs 4-8PM, Sat 9AM-1PM, WiFi, Monday Knitting 6-8PM (April-November), 727-5898
Buxton- Hollis Historical Society, 8 River Road (Route 112), Buxton. Non-lending library offers local historical and genealogical resources. Open first Friday and first and third Saturdays monthly through October from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; message phone 207-747-3131.

Bar Mills Community Church, Worship and Sunday school 10am, Dinner and Bible Study Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm Call 929-3535 for schedule and more information.
Buxton Centre Baptist Church, service 9:30am and Sunday school, 9:45 am FMI, call   929-3011.
Buxton United Methodist Church, service at 9:00 am nursery care provided. Sunday School at 9:15 am (children ages 3 through high school).  Adult Bible Study Wednesday 9 am FMI call 642-3996 or 772-1044.
First Congregational Church of Buxton (Tory Hill) Worship services Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; summer worship services at 10 am (June 1 through August 31). Sunday School 9:15 am, at the Parish House (September – May). Children of all ages welcome during Sunday service. FMI call 929-4252.
North Congregational Church, service and Sunday school at 9:30 am FMI, call 929-5600.
West Buxton Freewill Baptist Church, services at 11 am and 6:00 pm, Sunday School at 9:45 am Junior (grades 6_8) and Senior (grades 9_12) youth groups meet Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:15pm FMI, call 727-3176.
Living Waters Christian Church  Sunday Service and Sunday school at 10 am, Sun.~6-8:30pm~youth center, Wed. 7pm Service along with 7pm Youth groups. For more~information call 727-4444

Heating Fuel Assistance
York County Community Action is accepting applications for fuel assistance through the LIHEAP Program.  Applicants must pay their own heat and not live in subsidized housing.  All individuals who have qualified in the past and other low income individuals are urged to apply.  To make an appointment, please call 1-800-965-5762.  The Town of Buxton only provides the location for YCCA to take applications and is not involved in the application process.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
At the New Buxton Public Works Garage
Next Door to the Buxton Town Hall
$8.00 per Vaccination – CASH ONLY
There will be a dog and cat rabies vaccination clinic at the New Buxton Public Works Garage, 215 Portland Road, next door to the Buxton Town Hall. ALL DOGS MUST BE brought in on a leash and ALL CATS MUST BE in carriers. For faster service please bring the previous rabies vaccination certificate. Anyone from any community is welcome to bring their dog(s) & cat(s). For more information call the Buxton Town Hall at 929-6171.
Sponsored by the Hollis Animal Clinic, the Towns of Buxton

2011 DOG LICENSES AVAILABLE on October 15th
Don’t Pay a Late Fee License Your Dog Today
ALL dogs six months and older must be licensed by January 31st. To license your dog you will need a valid Maine rabies certificate and altering certificate, if appropriate. You can get the license in person at the Town Hall, by mail to the Town Hall, 185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 or online at Altered dog licenses are $6.00 and non-altered dog licenses are $11.00 each. Any dog licensed after January 31st will be charged a $25.00 late fee. All dogs must wear their license tag at all times. If you have any question call the Town Clerk’s Office at 929-6171 or email us at

Buxton Garden Club will meet November 11, 2010, at 7 p.m. The meeting takes place at the Groveville Fire barn, 13 Turkey Lane, Buxton. The program is about Birds in Your Backyard by Richard Anderson. All are welcome. FMI: 929-3401 or 
Buxton Garden Club is looking for TREES!!!!!!!!!!! Decorated Christmas Trees that is! Our 20th Annual Tree Festival is the week of December 5 (set up) through December 12 (take down). If your business, club or organization or YOU would like to do a tree please contact Buxton Garden Club at 929-8283 or 929-3401 or

Boston Celtics
Friday January 21 @ 7:30 pm against the Utah Jazz.  Bus Leaves Town Hall @ 3:30 $75. includes tickets & VIP bus
The afterschool program is held after school at the new Buxton Elementary until 6:00pm. We provide healthy snacks/drink, outdoor play, games and homework time. We have monthly field trips or special events. There is no aftercare when school is not in session. 5 days per wk $170 per mo or 42.50 wk/4 days per wk $150 mo or 37.50 wk/3 days per wk $130 mo or 32.50 wk/2 days per wk $100 mo or $25.00 wk/1 day per wk $75p/m or $18.75 wk.

Girls Basketball
Join this fun & instructional league for girls in grades 2-6.  We start after Christmas and play against Hollis & Standish
on Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays. $45.00

Portland Pirates Hockey Tickets
Adult tickets will be sold for $10.00 each. Senior/Student (16 yrs and under) will be sold for $8.00 each.
Tickets normally are sold for $16-$18 for adults and $11-$13 for seniors/ students. Ticket vouchers are good for any regular season home game main deck seat. Vouchers are purchased at your department and then redeemed for a ticket at the Civic Center by the purchaser.

For questions please call Buxton Rec @ 929-8381 or check us out online @ Please mail registration form with payment to 185 Portland Rd, Buxton, ME 04093

Next Issue: December 1, 2010. Deadline for submitting information is November 20th. Please make all submissions to

Vital Statistics

Jacob Stark Kelly       
Colton Blaine Griffin   
Dusk Lee Adams  
Mayuka Elsa Faulkner    
Lucas Jason Ng                  
Kirnan Alban Burns Shaw         
Abraham Maynard Havu            
Mia Anne Palmer         
Allison Iona Beane      
Madison Elizabeth Kindler
Mya Rose Sevigny        
Joshua Aiden Myatt      
Anthony Rowland Turgeon
Jayden Thomas Turgeon           
Hannah Beth Arnold      
Kaylee Lynn Heath       
Jarrod Michael Poirier  
Nevaeh Maye Richards    
Jenna Lyn Frye          
Mia Nicole Carter       
Henry Assad Louis Musacchio
Hannah Sarah Rothwell
James Blaise Daniel
Kylie May Brown
Roland Jacob Liang
Ella Marie Karlis
Evan James Karlis
Regan Brianna Torres
Bryson Carter Jack
Trevor Jacob Wellman
Nora Lyndsey Spires
Danielle Lee Ellis
Brady Anthony Densmore
Layla Reign Malone
Evan Wade Moody

David Burgess to Rekelle Whitten        
Robert Randall to Julie Inman   
Dennis Gaines Jr. to Jaime Conroy
William Olds to Margo Madruga
Peter Anthony to Jennifer McKinnon
Corey Smith to Brandy Abbott
Robert Presby to Jessica Turgeon
Eric Glover to Nikki Whitehouse         
Leslie Thompson to Beth Crawford
Shannon McMahon to Rebecca Koehling
Todd Townsend to Tonya Murch    
Donald Levesque to Melissa Webster
Michael Lundin to Sarah Akeley  
Keith Pillsbury to Kayla Mayse
Michael Cahalane III to Shanna Fuller
Rodney Hill to Susan Cochran
Michael Morneault to Michelle Hall
Ira Stockwell III to Lindsey St.Cyr     
Gerald Kinzer to Billie-Jo Levesque
Adam Moulton to Abigail Hancock
Ruel Ricker to Margaret Ricker  
Jason Foster to Renae MacDonald         
Scott Paulsen to Tara Martin    
Jeffrey Ayotte to Amy Fitz      
Peter Madden to Mary Timmins    
Ryan Whitehouse to Nancy Betty  
Richard Vetterline Jr. to Lori MacDonald
Peter Richards Jr. to Kristy Southworth
Brandon Havu to Glissen Estes   
Jeffrey Fraser to Sovanaka Diep 
Andrew Dufresne to Shawna MacDonald
Shaun Levesque to Tara Young
Jason Gray to DeAnne Hubbard
Hristo Astratiev to Verena Sadykova
Dana Ames to Patricia Depeter
Zechariah Petsinger to Brittany Nason

Bernard Knight
Evelyn Weston
Joseph Richardson
Grace Plummer
Robert Dessaussois
Harold Carll
Dorothy Eldridge        
Jackie Jacobs
June Pitts
Elva Berger
Everett McDermott
Jane Petrin
Malachi McCarthy
Curtis Rowe
Herbert Dobson
Joseph Goodheart
Allen Hill Sr.
Maxine Shores
Vernon Turner
Doris Stack
Clayton Ellis
Matthew York
Virginia Osterberg
Kaylee Heath
Mary Jane Emery
Deanne Davis
Richard Walsh Jr
Bernice Maston
Barbara Elwell
Emil Dunnell
Dell Mayse
Joseph Moore
Eleanor Jankura
Norman Wentwort
Building Permits:
   Single Family Dwellings:
        Normand Berube Bldrs. –
Normand Berube Bldrs. –
Normand Berube Bldrs. –
    Mobile Homes:
        Benjamin Carle
Forest Boucher
        Mark MacLeod
        Katrina Carter
        Jason Ruginski
        Kevin Young
        Ronald & Betty Weeman
   Interior Alterations:
Avis Swasey
        Melissa Mulholand McAustin
     Marie Vance/Kristine Reisinger  
     Ben McDorr
     Nick Snell - porch
     Charlotte Cote – mobile home
Pole Barn:
     William Ford
     John Sheldon
Above Ground Pool:
     Bruce Emery
     Fred Tardif
Sign Lord-Myers, Inc.  

       Mary & Bill Wescott
Sharon Nelson
Michelle Jolin
Tina Fitzgerald
Bryan Jarry
Garry Gee
Jason Taylor
Alan Michaud
Brent Havu
Keith Roberts
Beth Thompson
Enclose Porch:
Peter Pinkham
        Matt Hoyt

Town of Buxton
  185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093 (207) 929-5191
Town Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm & Wed: 11:30am - 7:30pm
For departmental office hours please visit that department's home page.