Embden Town Office

809 Embden Pond Road
Embden, Maine 04958

Phone: (207) 566-5551

Fax: (207) 566-5553

Hours:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday 10-4
Wednesday 10-4
Thursday 1-6
Fridays 10-2
Closed on MSAD#74 school cancellation days

Embden, Maine
July 23, 2017, 5:02 am
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RSU Withdrawal Committee

This newly established committee was formed after Embden voters passed a referendum article authorizing the Selectmen to file a petition for withdrawal with the Board of Directors of RSU#74 and the Commissioner of Education.  The article passed 120 – 20, and also contained verbage to authorize the Selectmen to expend a sum up to $50,000 from surplus for this purpose.  The vote held on June 9th was only the second step in a lengthy 22-step process overseen by the Maine Department of Education.  A final vote will be scheduled after negotiations are complete, and the agreement has been approved by both the Maine Department of Education and the RSU.  The estimated time frame for this process is between six to twelve months, although the Withdrawal Committee is in hopes of completing the process by the end of 2015.

Per State guidelines, the Selectmen appointed three out of the four members comprising the official Withdrawal Committee, and the Embden School Board Directors nominated which one of the three of them would fill the final seat on the Committee.  The Committee must be made up of one each of the following: a Selectman, a member of the original group which circulated the petition to withdraw, a School Board Director, and a member of the public.

The committee was formed at the July 16th Selectmen’s Meeting, and is currently comprised of these members.

Robert Dunphy (Member of the original group circulating the petition)

Elizabeth Pratt  (Selectman)     

Kevin Sousa (School Board Director)

Timothy Wahler (Member of the Public)       -       Chairperson

 

NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD: TBD (Embden Town Office)

Please Click Here to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting. (If Available)

All meetings will be open to the public.

 

DATE OF MEETING         AGENDA                       MINUTES

July 10, 2015

July 28, 2015

-Unknown-

September 30, 2015          Agenda 20150930

October 6, 2015                Agenda 20151006

October 27, 2015

November 11, 2015

January 21, 2016

May 10, 2016                                                          Minutes 2016 05 10

June 10, 2016                Agenda 20160610    Minutes 2016 06 10

June 23, 2016                Agenda 20160623

For the history and documentation of the original RSU Withdrawal Exploratory Committee, please see below:

The original RSU Withdrawal Exploratory Committee was created by the Selectmen in March of 2015, at the prompting of individuals within the town interested in exploring the town’s future with RSU#74. The committee is currently researching multiple options, including the possible withdrawal of the town from the school district.  All meetings are open to the public, and agendas and minutes will be posted here as soon as possible.

The committee was formed at the March 16th Selectmen’s Meeting, and was currently comprised of 5 members.

The original members were:

Larry Andrews

Dwight Barron

Robert Dunphy (Chairperson)

Elizabeth Pratt

Larry Witham 

A meeting was held the full School Board & the Superintendent on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00pm at Carrabec High School

INFORMATIONAL MEETING was held:  Saturday, May 9th at 10:00 (Embden Community Center)

PUBLIC HEARING was held: Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 (Embden Community Center)

SECRET BALLOT ELECTION was held June 9th at the Embden Town Office.  Voters approved the article 120-20.

Click Here to download a copy of the letter sent to taxpayers.

Click Here to view the Special Town Meeting Warrant.

Click Here to view a Sample Ballot.

Below are the agenda and minutes from the original RSU Withdrawal Exploratory Committee if available:

DATE OF MEETING                                AGENDA                 MINUTES

March 30, 2015                                        ————                  CLICK HERE

April 10, 2015                                          CLICK HERE           CLICK HERE

April 14, 2015                                            ————                     ————

April 28, 2015                                           ————                     ————

May 9, 2015 (Informational Meeting)      n/a                      CLICK HERE