Dixfield elections set for June 7

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DIXFIELD — The Board of Selectmen on Monday set the date for the town’s annual elections for Tuesday, June 7, from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. at the American Legion hall.

Among the ballot items are the school budget, election of a school board member and a selectman. No one has filed nomination papers for selectman. Write-in votes will be accepted.

A person at the board meeting Monday stressed the need to expand the polling hours due to the importance of the school budget referendum. Selectmen debated the merits and liabilities of the request before deciding to stay with their previous decision.

In other business, selectmen gave tentative approval, pending budget considerations, to improvements to be made to the Dixfield Town Office cupola. The proposed renovation would consist of the town’s seal, which would be back-lit at night. The town has received an illustrated example of the final product from Erik’s Designs.

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The board decided to establish a new summer meeting schedule of the second Monday of the month in June, July and August at 5 p.m. at the town office.

In old business, the board approved the town meeting warrants. The annual town meeting will be held Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m at Dirigo High School.

The board also:

* Approved trading the town’s old push-plow for a 1987 FMC street sweeper from the town of Paris.

* Reminded residents of the town cleanup now through May 27. Residents may leave brush and leaves curbside to be picked up by town crews.

* Accepted the excavation bid of JDM of Dixfield for future work on North Street and Porter Road. It was the lowest of two; the other being from Steve Swasey of Andover.

The board’s next meeting will be Monday, May 23, at 5 p.m. at the Dixfield Town Office.

Future Dixfield meetings include:

May 11: The Outdoor Market Committee, 6:30, Town Office.

May 18: Recreation Committee, 6:30, Dixfield Library.

May 19: Book-signing for “Evangeline” by author Richard Mullins 7 p.m. Dixfield Library to commemorate the library’s 100th birthday.

dfayen@sunjournal.com

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