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.
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.
 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
Town Charter or Constitution and laws of the State