OAKLAND — The Town Council begins work in 2012 with two meetings Wednesday.

At 9 a.m., the five-member group will gather at the Town Office to discuss goals for 2012 and beyond.

Then, at the 6 p.m. regular meeting, Mark Fisher will be sworn in as a councilor.

The nine-year council veteran retained his seat, beating challenger and former 30-plus-year Councilor Ralph Farnham Jr. in November’s election.

After Fisher’s swearing-in, he and fellow Councilors Michael Perkins, Byron Wrigley, Don Borman, Dana Wrigley will elect a chairman and vice chairman of the group.

The council will also consider ordinance proposals that ban the feeding of ducks and geese at the boat launch and public swim areas at Snow Pond and at the public swim area at Pleasant Point on McGrath Pond, according to Town Manager Peter Nielsen.

In his manager’s report, Nielsen will update councilors on the sewer project and tax acquired properties and the council will consider abating property tax on a barn torn down before April 2009.

Both meetings are open to the public.

Beth Staples — 861-9252

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