Panel to advise on New Gloucester station construction


NEW GLOUCESTER — Selectmen on Monday agreed to form a committee to advise the board on construction of the $4.6 million public works building at 611 Lewiston Road.

Ganneston Construction Corp. of Augusta is expected to begin work this spring. 

The project, which includes a sand and salt shed, was approved by voters last fall.

The committee will be comprised of four residents, one selectman, Public Works Director Ted Shane and Town Manager Carrie Castonguay.


In another construction issue, the board agreed to solicit bids for construction of a 30,000-gallon underground cistern on Morse Road for fire protection. It would be built on a 60- by 100-foot parcel near the Route 100 intersection.

The board announced that 41 roads will be posted prohibiting heavy loads from March 5 to May 15.

It was also announced that John Stattuck resigned Monday as chairman of the 14-member Comprehensive Plan Review Committee.  

Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Linda Chase, who is on the committee, said the panel is updating the 1990s plan, not re-writing it. She said she hopes to redefine the scope of the committee’s work. Town Planner Scott Hastings is spearheading the work, and there is a $12,500 budget for the next two years.