Government at a glance: Turner


Board: Turner selectmen

Met: Monday night

More pit?

Issue: Ron Poulin approached Turner about selling the town 23 acres he owns next to the town gravel pit. Tests have shown the land has sand and gravel.

The scoop: The town uses its existing gravel pit for road construction and winter sand.

Up next: Selectmen asked the Road Committee to take up the discussion on Thursday. Poulin owns Sandy Bottom Estates in Turner.

Heating help stays

Issue: In the two years the town has had a heating assistance program, roughly $600 has been donated to the account. Four people asked for help last winter, two people this most recent winter.

The scoop: It’s seen so little activity, and with $188 in the account, Town Manager Eva Leavitt asked selectmen if they’d like to disband the program.

Up next: Selectmen want to keep it.

Town House repairs revisited

Issue: After the bids came in too high, Leavitt went back to the companies interested in working on the old Town House foundation to renegotiate.

The scoop: It appears to have worked.

Up next: Selectmen voted to spend up to $31,200 on items like jacking and leveling, site work and cement work. Leavitt said she’s hoping to gather bidders for a meeting soon.


Issue: Polls will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11,  in the Town Office to give final approval to the school budget.

Issue: On Wednesday, May 12, the Planning Board will consider a request by Hannaford for an amendment to its site plan. Hannaford is trying to build a grocery store on Route 4.

Staff writer Kathryn Skelton can be reached at 689-2844 or [email protected]