Canton selectmen watch film

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CANTON — River Valley Growth Council member Bill Hine showed a video to selectmen Thursday night on small businesses that have profited from the council’s assistance.

Selectman Donald Hutchins asked if anything was in the works for Canton, but Hine said nothing had materialized, but there have been some inquires. He suggested that many towns were looking to wind power to help their economy.

Resident Chris Dailey remarked that any power made would be shipped overseas. Administrative Assistant Kathy Hutchins said that most things made in Maine were shipped away.

Kathy Hutchins said there was a meteorological test tower on Canton Mountain, but Donald Hutchins said they had received no information on what it was registering as far as wind power.

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Dailey asked if the town had anything to hat wind tower development.

Kathy Hutchins said they were presently looking at several town ordinances and assured Dailey that the town would be involved before anything happened.

 Donald Hutchins said the town had not been too friendly to business growth in the past.

“We need to turn that attitude around and ask how many jobs would be available and how much taxes would come to the town when a new business is proposed,” he said.

In other business, Kathy Hutchins announced that longtime Planning Board member Bernard Adams, 94, has resigned. She said he was on the first Planning Board. There was considerable praise from the board for Adams’ commitment to the town.

Board of Selectmen’s Chairman Scotty Kilbreth told Road Commissioner Randy Scrivner that the pickup parked on Pinewood Road had to go and the driveway had washed into the road. He instructed Scrivner to clear the road of the gravel.

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