The meeting  was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President, Juanita Hunt. Those attending were: Barbara Ludwig, Ann Leadbetter, Juanita Hunt, Marie Berry, Gwen Brodis, Florance Merrifield, Cynthia DellaPenna, Jim DellaPenna, Bill Pearse, Emily Saladino, Peter Saladino, Ron Smith, Judith Jones, Bill Jones, Linda Hillgrove and Speaker, Donovan Bowley.

SECRETARY’S REPORT: Secretary, Linda Hillgrove, summarized the Minutes for October 16, 2018 which were unanimously accepted.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Treasurer, Gwen Brodis, reported Balance in Savings of $16,920.77; Balance in Checking is $915.19.

OLD BUSINESS: Appreciation and thank you to all those who helped make the Bake and Merchandise Sale on Voting Day, November 6th a success. Thank you to Marie Berry for soliciting, organizing and cleaning after the polls closed; also to Florance Merrifield who made and sold all 125 items. Florance made and is donating a queen size lattice quilt for a raffle in 2019. Ann Leadbetter. Juanita Hunt and Linda Hillgrove helped with soliciting and selling items. The winner of the quilt raffle was Dottie Wright. Jim and Cindy DellaPenna donated a dehumidifier to HHS.

NEW BUSINESS: The Maine Forest Service – Forest Protection Division (Forest Rangers) has found an ideal location on HHS property and would like to install a weather station. It is a free-standing unit and sits on a 4’x4’ concrete pad with several sensors about chest hight, and a 20’ pole with wind sensors. A solar panel for power will communicate wirelessly to a router or via integrated cell phone. The Forest Service would trim shrubs, saplings and tall grasses up to 100’ from the station. We would need to advise them if we like something specific done with vegetation debris. There are legal issues regarding insurance, setbacks and liability which need to be resolved. Juanita Hunt will check with the Town Office and have a waiver of liability signed by the Forest Service., surveying for boundary lines and any digging is paid for by the State Forest Service.

PROGRAM: Speaker for the evening was Donovan Bowley who spoke of Mid-coast Maine’s Water Power, Mills and Settlements from 1720s to mid -1860s.

Refreshments were provided by Marie Berry and Juanita Hunt.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH: The next meeting, December 11, 2018, will be our Christmas Brunch at 9:00 A.M. at the HHS home. Please bring food items to share. Plates, cups and utensils will be provided. Marie Berry has arranged for Lindsay Pinchbeck and children to provide music for us around 9:30 to 9:45.

Respectfully Submitted

Linda Hillgrove, Secretary                RETURN