RUMFORD — Congress Street trees and bids on police vehicles are among agenda items for the selectmen's meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Rumford Falls Auditorium.
The meeting will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a special town meeting to consider placing a six-month moratorium on the sale and use of consumer fireworks.
At the board's previous meeting, Chairman Greg Buccina asked Town Manager Carlo Puiia if something could be done about the trees on lower Congress Street that look like they're ready to fall down. Puiia said he would check with Public Works Superintendent Andy Russell and get back to the board.
The board will also consider approving bids for two used detective vehicles and a police cruiser.
Police Chief Stacy Carter said in an Oct. 16 memo to selectmen and Puiia that he had reviewed all the bids received for two detective vehicles and recommends acceptance of the bid from Rowe Auburn for the civilian model 2013 Ford Taurus.
That price is $21,377, less $3,500 and $3,600 for two trade-in Impalas with 96,000 and 80,000 miles, according to a spreadsheet of bids in the selectmen's meeting packet.
The board will also hear a presentation on economic development services by Matthew Eddy, which was postponed from the board's previous meeting.
The other presentation is by Tom Smith on the Property-Assessed Clean Energy program. It allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements.
Selectmen will also revisit a request from Town Clerk Beth Bellegarde to eliminate nighttime voter registration hours that are required by a town ordinance, which the town traditionally hasn't followed.
That discussion was tabled at the previous meeting for clarification from Bellegarde.