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Kennebunk, Maine Debates Community Water Fluoridation

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On July 8, the Kennebunk, Maine Board of Selectmen met and heard a presentation from two area residents concerning removing fluoride from the community water supply. All five towns in the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells (KKW) Water District would need to affirmatively agree for the fluoride to be removed. The two residents requested that the issue of removing fluoride from the community water system be voted on as a ballot measure in November 2014.[1]

As you may recall, voters in 2002 supported fluoridating the water in the KKW Water District. 

The Board of Selectmen asked for additional information to be presented in a special meeting scheduled for July 22, however, the proponents of the ballot measure withdrew their request and asked that the July 22 special meeting to discuss the proposed measure be cancelled. According to an official with the Town of Kennebunk, the proponents pulled the proposed measure due to lack of support from the other towns. 

[1] The Board of Selectmen is the governing body of the Town and consists of seven elected members. Each Selectman serves three years with terms staggering (elections are held in June for a term beginning on July 1st). The Town has no districts. The Board of Selectmen, as a body, shall exercise all administrative and executive powers of the Town, except as otherwise provided in the Town Charter or Constitution and laws of the State of Maine.

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