Lovell Town Meeting

This Saturday, March 3rd, interested citizens of Lovell will gather at the Meeting House for the purpose of acting on 97 Articles. Most of the Articles are rather mundane, things like raising $250 for the Salvation Army or raising $10,521 for the Stoneham Rescue Service. The truth is that much of Lovell’s budget is dictated by the State, County and School District and the monies voted on are a small percentage of the budget.

But every year there seems to be two or three “hot” issues. Probably the biggest this year will be the election of the Road Commissioner. The current commissioner is Larry Fox who has held the position for 15 years and is being challenged by a town resident, Jason Wentworth, who has been conducting an organized campaign. I always try to avoid being political here but yesterday’s snow storm was a good example of why keeping the incumbent would be a good choice. Even though it snowed all day, the roads were kept clear and traveling around town was manageable. Not all of our abutting towns can say that!

This year’s meeting will be the first since the building was placed on a new foundation, the first step in the complete renovation of the structure (See Lovell Town Hall and Part Two).

Every year the Board of Selectmen dedicate the Town Report to a worthy individual(s). The 2011 Town Report is dedicated to Gerry Nelson who through the years has worked tirelessly to eradicate variable leaf milfoil from Cushman Pond. Through his efforts, many agencies believe that Cushman Pond is likely to be the first water body in Maine to successfully eliminate an invasive aquatic species!

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty (KezarRealty.com) and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit www.KezarRealty.com for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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3 Responses to Lovell Town Meeting

  1. Jungle Jim Rowe says:

    Wish I could be there to vote for Larry. He’s done a good job for town of Lovell. Very happy about recognition for Gerry, a very determined advocate for Cushman Pond.

    • kezarlife says:

      Larry Fox won by approximately 100 votes. I believe the total number of votes was 189. Of all my town meetings, this was the longest one–almost four hours!

  2. Jungle Jim Rowe says:

    I appreciate your news about town meeting. Hope it goes well. Thank you.

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