BUDGET: Residents voted to approve the municipal budget of $658,696, an increase of $103,598 or 18.7 percent over the previous budget. The increase was mostly due to a new annual $100,000 bond payment the town approved last year for paving projects.
MAJOR ITEMS APPROVED: Town Clerk Rebecca Gray said all items in the town warrant passed during the meeting. Some of the major items included appropriating an extra $50,000 from the paving accounts to pay down the bond more quickly, granting the selectmen permission to exercise an option with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company and sell the town’s share of it back for $4,474, and authorizing the town to enter into an agreement with PERC for solid waste disposal in 2018.
MAJOR ITEMS REJECTED: None.
ATTENDANCE: Gray said about 40 people attended the March 18 Town Meeting.
CONTESTED ELECTIONS: There was one contested election in Plymouth.
In the race for Fire Chief, Gerald Sawtelle, Jr. won with 65 votes against Christopher Roberts, who had 19 votes, and write-in candidate Arrin Farrar, who had 23 votes. None were incumbents
In the race for First Selectman, incumbent Adam Temple won re-election with 102 votes. There were two votes for write-in candidate Linda Seavey.
In the race for Second Selectman, incumbent Michael Grass, Jr. won re-election with 91 votes. There were 11 votes for write-in candidate Reed Farrar and one for Matthew Dean.
In the race for Third Selectman, incumbent Linda Seavey won re-election with 100 votes. There were four votes for write-in candidate Reed Farrar and one for Karl Fraser.
In the race for Road Commissioner, incumbent Douglas Colson won re-election with 104 votes.
REFERENDUMS: There were no referendum questions.