Cumberland/North Yarmouth

2005-2006 School Budget Vote

Greely High School Gym

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Registration Begins: 5:45pm

Meeting Begins: 7:00pm SHARP!


Budget Vote Meeting Guide


In response to community feedback, the MSAD 51 Board of Directors has taken a number of steps to improve the Budget Vote Meeting.  Those improvements include designated senior citizen and handicap parking at Greely High School, overflow parking and transportation from Mabel I. Wilson and Greely Middle Schools, expanded registration hours, reserved senior citizens and handicap seating, an increased number of registration and ballot clerks and efficient conduct of the meeting to allow completion by 9pm, if possible.


Meeting Agenda - The meeting will start promptly at 7pm

       Swearing in of Moderator

       Swearing in of Ballot Clerks

       Presentation of Budget by Board of Directors

       Vote on each Budget Article –explanation by the moderator, public questions and comment prior to voting


Parking and Transportation

       Senior Citizen and handicap parking will be in the front parking lot of Greely High School.

       The Cumberland police department will assist in directing parking and traffic at Greely High School.

       Parking will be available behind the high school cafeteria and pool.  Once that area is full, please use the parking lots at Mabel Wilson and Greely Middle Schools located on Tuttle Road.  You may walk up to Greely High School on the paths behind the schools or take a bus which will start trips to the high school at 5:30pm.

       An extra ferry to Chebeague Island will run immediately after the meeting adjourns. 


       Registration will begin at 5:45pm (Feel free to bring a sandwich or picnic dinner to eat while waiting for the meeting to begin).

       North Yarmouth voters will register at tables in the entrance hallway of Greely High School.

       Cumberland voters will register at tables in the Greely High School cafeteria.

       You must be a registered voter. Please register at your town hall as far in advance as possible if you are new voter.

       Voters must be at the meeting to vote.


       Voting on most warrant items will be by a show of hands.  Some warrant articles will require voting by paper ballot.  In that case, ballot boxes will be available in the gym and supervised by the ballot clerks.

       Copies of the final budget, meeting agenda and warrant articles are available at the MSAD 51 Central Office on Tuttle Road, as well as the MSAD 51 website, North Yarmouth and Cumberland town halls, Prince Memorial library, local stores in Cumberland and North Yarmouth, various locations on Chebeague Island and the District email list service.


       Please make your babysitting plans early. If you need a referral for a babysitter, contact Emily Hawkinson at 829-9367 no later than 7pm Tuesday, May 17th.


       If you have any questions about the Budget Meeting contact Audrey Lones at 829-4171 or