Property issues and permitting discussed in Wilton

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WILTON — Code Enforcement Officer Charles Lavin told selectpersons Tuesday night that a property owner on Thompson Street had received a 30-day notice to clean up the property.

The action was taken after someone nearby reported seeing rats, he said.

“I am just informing the selectboard that I sent the notice,” Lavin said.

If cleanup is not addressed in 30 days, Lavin said he would follow the Property Maintenance Ordinance to continue enforcement.

A public hearing for junkyard permit renewals will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, for Collins Enterprises Inc., 445 Route 2 East; Michael Stickney, 54 Birch St.; and Haggan Enterprises, Wilkins Avenue.

Lavin also announced three applicants for two Planning Board vacancies: a full member and an alternate. Janice Sabin, Bill McCrillis and Maxine Collins have expressed interest in positions, he said.

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“Maxine has experience on the Planning Board and she is currently on the Appeals Board,” Lavis said. “I would like to keep her there because she balances the Appeals Board out pretty well.”

Selectpersons appointed Sabin as a full member and McCrillis as an alternate to the Planning Board.

Town Manager Rhonda Irish said the firetruck committee opened bids for a utility body. The committee has been pricing an aluminum body and a steel service body with either roll-up or pull-open door styles. This was for the body only, not an entire truck, she noted.  

“The results are being put into a spreadsheet. The committee will review the bids on Sept. 17 and hopefully be able to make a recommendation to bring back to the board,” Irish said.

She also reported Household Hazardous Waste Day would be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Wilton Transfer Station from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of Wilton, Farmington and Weld can dispose of hazardous materials such as bug and weed killer, drain cleaner, and pool and hot tub chemicals during the collection.

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