New recreation program advanced

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JAY – The recreation director and the town manager have developed a five-week program to serve youngsters in town this summer.

They couldn’t get through all the logistics to have a program with Livermore Falls this year, Town Manager Ruth Marden said Monday. She had initially proposed raising $16,000 to bus Jay’s children to Livermore Falls to join that town’s program.

The cost of Jay’s proposed program is projected at $21,301.66, with $20,000 to be considered by voters in April and $1,301.66 to be approved for spending from the recreation reserve account by selectmen.

It is estimated to cost $13,374 less than the program last year and includes swimming sessions and three trips to Livermore Falls for joint programming.

“We’ve got a good program scheduled,” Marden said.

In another recreation matter, selectmen voted to donate $5,329.80 from the recreation reserve account to the Area Youth Sports Program in July for liability insurance.

Selectman Rick Simoneau made the motion and asked that Jay and Livermore Falls recreation members along with AYS representatives get together to develop a recreation program to serve children in the area.

The board also appointed James Butler as a Fire Rescue Department captain at Station 2.

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