Westport Island lawsuit heads back to court

Posted:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Westport Island selectmen said arguments on a motion for summary judgement will be heard June 8 in Lincoln County Superior Court in the lawsuit over property at the east end of Baker Road. Superior Court Justice Daniel Billings will preside.

A Colorado couple, Leslie Lilly and her husband David Wollins, are suing the town over whether or not a section of their driveway is a town way. The case was filed in September 2015. Lilly and Wollins believe the driveway belongs to the property and has not been designated by the town as a town way. Westport officials disagree.

In other town news, Richard DeVries, a  Westport Island representative to the RSU 12 school board, informed the selectmen an agreement between the school board and two schools has been reached to provide classes and busing for students.

The Edgecomb Eddy school has agreed to provide busing for Westport Island students in grades Pre-K through 6 who wish to attend the school and the Boothbay Harbor school system will provide classes and busing for students in grades 7-12 for those who wish to attend.

Selectmen on Monday reminded residents about the importance of attending the RSU 12 district-wide budget meeting on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Chelsea Elementary School. The Westport Island share is $658,259. A final vote on the school budget is part of the secret ballot election on Tuesday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.