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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Biddeford, Maine The county Limington a budget could reach $400,000 voters have final say at town meeting saturday by Joyce Turrill staff correspondent Limington selectmen Are counting on the taxes from residential housing construction to minimize the effect of new expenditures that will be considered at saturdays town meeting. At the first town meeting of the new season expenditures Are expected to Force the budget upwards by at least $7,000 from $348,000 to $355,000. Some selectmen Are predicting the budget figure might even reach the $400,000 Mark. However surprising cuts in insurance solid waste fees and tax audits May reduce the Overall Impact on local taxes. At a time when most towns Are facing stiff insurance premiums selectmen Are predicting a drop in the towns insurance costs. According to the towns figures the current payments will drop $3,000 from $30,000 to $27,000 As a result of a change in insurance carriers. In addition a portion of the solid waste disposal allotment could drop As much As $1,000, from $28,000 to $27,000, due to monies left Over from last year. Town audit costs Are expected to drop As Well from the $5,000 budgeted last year to $3,000 next year. Increase in town expenditures include a Small computer and software for the town office estimated to Cost More Between $7,000 and $18,000 a new Fence for a Limington youth league Field that would double that organizations appropriations from $6,800 to $15,000, and a $5,000 increase in Legal fees from $10,000 to $15,000. Those and other Small increases could boost the towns budget at least two percent. In addition the Revenue sharing funds expected from the state to reduce the tax Burden will be reduced by 5 percent from $107,000 to $98,560. But selectman Reginald Pulsifer estimated that even if the school districts assessment Rose to percent the town would Only see a $1 Rise in its tax rate of $15 per $1,000 valuation. Because the school administrative District 6 budget of which Limington is a part is not approved until june any tax rate figure Given is Only an estimate. The selectmen expect Revenue generated by the 20 new houses constructed during the last year to pump needed funds into the town coffers. The town s estimated expenditures $355,000 for the next year Are based on non binding recommendations from the town budget committee. The town will also be asked to authorize the Purchase of a new fire truck that would Cost More than $200,000. If approved the town would take out a loan to finance the new truck and the expense is not expected to affect this years budget. For the first time towns will also need to vote to accept state legislated funds such As tree growth tax funds boat excise and snowmobile excise taxes and other monies due the town. Selectmen Are concerned that citizens will question the need motown meeting Limington meeting saturday March 3, to a.rn., town Hall voting saturday March 3, 9 . To 8 ., town Hall proposed budget increase Over 89j i population $355,072 2 percent 3,000 89 tax rate tentative municipal tax hike $15 per $1,000 valuation no increase anticipated pending school and county spending major issues to look for computer Purchase voters will be asked to set an expenditure of Between $7,000 and $18,000 for the Purchase of hardware software and training for a new office system. New fire engine voters will be asked to approve borrowing of $200,000 to buy a new fire truck the first payment on the loan probably would not be due before the next fiscal year. Youth league the sponsors of the town s baseball and softball leagues Are asking for $15,000 twice last year s appropriation. Due to a shortage of volunteers the league says it needs the funds to build a new Fence. Vote for the new article which had been handled previously by selectmen. Other expenditures to be voted on at the meeting Are �$15,000 for the town Landfill up from $13,000 last year. The Landfill is expected to close this year when a regional demolition dump in Gorham opens �$500 raises for the three town selectmen from $3,500 to $4,000 annually �$10,000 for town welfare cases which selectmen have said May not be adequate �$30,000 for the towns trash removal contract which will go out to bid in july. Selectmen estimate this Bill will Rise substantially.  $11,000 for Street lighting up from $8,500 last year. Limington voters face few choices in ballot contests Limington of the six town offices on the town election ballot Only one office is contested and one office will have no candidate at All when voters begin their deliberations on saturday at town meeting. Town meeting which will be held in the town Hall will begin at 9 . And could go to 8 The Only contest this year is for a three year seat on the planning Board. Richard Jarrett of Tucker Road a professional Engineer said his main concern is that the planning Board is not applying the Laws the town citizens have passed. Groundwater problems pollution and a reclaimed gravel pits Are other areas of interest. He is opposed by Arnold a. Adams of shaving Hill Road who has had a career in the computer Field. Adams said he Hopes to help the planning Board walk the Fine line Between keeping the Rural character of the town and allowing controlled development. Adams has served on the planning Board since last summer. There Are no candidates for a one year planning Board position. Town officials Are concerned that voters will not know the rules for writing in potential candidates. A write in candidate must be identified by name and also by town of residence. The vote will not count without the town designation. George Thurlow of route la a manager for Cumberland farms is the Only candidate seeking the two year Post on the planning Board. Norma Noyes a six year Veteran a Limington continued on Page 12to the Rescue an emt full time plus by Wendy Watkins staff writer skip Dore was part of a Rescue team called to a Sanford restaurant last August shortly after 6 When a Man collapsed after going into cardiac arrest. The five emergency medical technicians worked Over the not breathing Man and eventually Defi brillates him with electric shocks across the Chest Dore recounts. A and then we got pulse Back. There a no Way you can describe the feeling a Dore says. A you see football players running around High living each other. It was like he now serves As the acting supervisor of Sanford a emergency medical services. Playing a part in saving someone a life is one of the most fulfilling feelings a person can have Dore says. Ems staff ambulances and see to the care of sick and injured people until other medical help is available. They often function in High stress situations remaining Calm when someone is stricken with a heart attack or injured in a car Accident. Despite the sometimes grim atmosphere there Are rewards to be reaped Dore says. Dore likes his work so much he volunteers in his spare time on the Kennebunkport Rescue team. He served for More than to years on the Volunteer department before taking the full time Sanford Job one and a half years another Story the 44-year-old father of two tells is about a South Sanford woman that technicians stabilized after she went into cardiac arrest. Two Days later they visited the woman in the intensive care unit of the Hospital. A she opened her eyes and she looked at us. Then she reached up and held my hand a Dore says. A you done to get to do that very Dore got into his line of work a by after earning a teaching degree in health and physical education he taught for a few years. Then he worked for about to years each in the Fields of hotel management and then plumbing but eventually drifted into emergency medical work to which he found himself being More and More attracted. The career change took careful thought and Long consultation with his wife Laurie because of the erratic hours and pay that was lower than head been bringing Home working As a plumber. A it is kind of like you have a dream about what you would like to do a Dore explains. A i could think of All kinds of reasons not to take the full time Job. But my Boss told me a you always wanted to do that. And if it does no to work out you can always come Back Here. A there a More to the Job than Rushing to emergencies according to Dore. A lot of times patients Are concerned about what will happen to their Homes if they Are taken to the Hospital. A a in be watered plants. In be fed cats. You do what you have to do to get the Job done. You done to think about it. Ifs just something you do a he says. Key ingredients in being Good at the Job Are being a team player and being Able to visualize an emergency from the patients Point of View Dore says. A a you be got to be Able to stay Calm and you be got to be Able to walk instead of run a he explained. A i want to not forget who the patient is and whose emergency it seeing things from the other Side is often where the most rewards Are found he says even though at times the ultimate outcome of a patients health May not be Good. One time he was involved with a Rescue Call for a Man who had gone into cardiac arrest. He was revived and taken to the Hospital. Everything seemed to be pointing to a recovery Dore remembered. And then the Man died four Days later from a different ailment. A it was one that i Felt i needed to go to the funeral Home a Dore says. The visit was Good for his own spirit and the widow appreciated it As Well he recalled with a smile. A she wrote a Nice note Back to me a he says. With Sanford a growth has come a big increase in the number of Calls Ems respond to during their two Day shifts. Schedules have them working two straight Days and then having two Days off. Going out to repeated emergencies can be wearing Dore says. A there have been times i have sent people Home a he notes. A but i would prefer people go Home and talk about the stress not Brood about the Sanford emergency medical services has recently set a rather lofty goal for themselves and the rest of the town teaching every Able adult to be Able to give a or Tell someone How to give a cardiopulmonary resuscitation. With his teaching background Dore especially likes sharing information with others. In addition to teaching car he a also taught emt classes in several York county towns and at Southern Maine vocational technical Institute. He also plans to pursue paramedic accreditation the highest level of emergency medical care licensing in Maine. A someday i Hope to Combine my paramedic training with my teaching degree and experience a he says quickly adding he has no plans to leave his present Job. A but physically i can to do this forever a he says. The teaching would be another chapter in his emergency medical services career he explained a by being Able to help people be better a you be got to be Able to stay Calm and you be got to be Able to walk instead of run. I want to not forget who the patient is and whose emergency it skip Dore skip Dore acting supervisor of Sanford a emergency medical services stands next to a Rescue truck at the Sanford fire station. Tom Wallace staff photographer

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