Canton board discusses grant process for dam

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CANTON — Chairman of the Dam Committee Malcolm Ray led selectmen through the steps of grant paperwork at their Thursday night meeting and papers were signed and adopted for step two of the grant-application process.

The town will be advertising for an engineering firm for the Anasagunticook Lake dam work and an administrator for the grant process.

An Advisory Committee for the dam was appointed that included Malcolm Ray, Jackie Conant, Scotty Kilbreth, Donald Hutchins and Polly Bussiere from Canton, and Judy Hamilton and David Bowen from Hartford.

Jim Dyment was appointed as emergency management director and Selectman Donna Hebert as the health officer. Dyment was also hired to work two days at the Transfer Station.

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Considerable discussion centered around the work schedule for Foreman Randy Scrivner. Kilbreth wanted him to work two days at the Transfer Station to make a full week’s work. Scrivner said he didn’t want to work at the Transfer Station and said he didn’t need a 40-hour week. He said he was happy to have Dyment work the Transfer Station. Selectmen reminded Dyment to check stickers and no one should be allowed in the Transfer Station without a sticker.

Dyment brought to the board’s attention that the lights on a storage unit building on Route 108 just north of Canton could be obstructing drivers’ vision. He said the lights needed to be adjusted so that they didn’t blind northbound drivers.

Newly elected selectmen Donald Hutchins and Shane Gallant were welcomed to the board.

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