Hartford contracts printer for town reports


HARTFORD — Selectmen on Thursday night accepted a bid from Park Street Press of Paris to print 250 copies of the annual town report for $610.

Voters will go to the polls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Town Hall to elect a selectman to replace Zoe Cowett, who has moved from town. The term expires in 2016.

Deputy Treasurer Peggy Poskus has filed nomination papers for the office.

The deadline for filing is noon Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The board also announced that bids for snowplowing and mowing contracts are due by 5 p.m. March 20.

Board Chairwoman Lee Holman told selectmen the sand and salt budget is overspent by $14,676.40. She praised plowing contractor Maynard & Sons Trucking of Sumner for clearing snow in areas where visibility was poor.

The animal control report said five stray cats were taken to McKennel’s Animal Adoption Agency in Rumford.

A report from Constable Chuck Merritt said police were called to the Hartford Center Cemetery on Routes 140 and 219 to remove youths snowboarding there.

Harley Swanson reported the Road Committee is putting together a five-year plan and hope money will be budgeted to support it.

Selectman Jack Plumley said Road Commissioner Jeremy Johnson does not have a road plan, and he hopes the committee can better steer road efforts in the future.