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Hartford: First hearing on growth plan

HARTFORD – A hearing on the Comprehensive Plan will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, for residents to comment on the areas of plan implementation, town administration and public facilities.

Committee members Diana Carro, John Convey, Judy Hamilton, Neil Hanley, David Kraske and Peggy Poskus are working to update the 1992 plan. They hope for approval by the state and the town this year.

The plan strives to include strategies to control and/or encourage development in a manner consistent with the overall vision of the town.

The snow date is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.

– Mary Standard

Peru: Road boss reports on projects

PERU – Road Commissioner David Gammon reported to selectmen that Peasant Street needs tons of cold patch annually and a backhoe needs to be replaced soon, among other priorities.

Selectmen discussed the possibility of getting a bond to fix the roads properly. Chairman Bill Hine expressed concern that the board didn’t have enough figures to approach the voters.

Town Clerk Vera Parent said taking a 10-year bond offers more flexibility and lower payments to the town. The consensus of the board was to have Parent continue with bond applications, pending Finance Committee input.

The board approved two weapons permit background checks.

– Mary Standard

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