Public Works equipment


Government at a glance

Sabattus Board of Selectmen

Met: Tuesday

Public Works equipment

Issue: Board members tabled Roads Commissioner John Hyde’s request for a second computer and printed until the July 17 meeting so “all possible options” and equipment bundling deals can be looked into. Also Tuesday, Hyde requested electrical upgrades and $2,300 for a new air compressor.

Up next: Board members asked that three bids be submitted to cover the work and equipment, for consideration later. Selectmen also will look into the possibility of obtaining a state grant under the Efficiency Maine program to cover some of the equipment and improvements costs.

Well test

The scoop: The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has recommended that a well, located southwest of the town’s landfill, be tested for water quality. Selectmen recommended a water testing kit be ordered and continued the item for discussion later.

Webster Road


The scoop: After meeting Tuesday with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Selectman Gino Camardese and Hyde, the roads commissioner, said the town could receive $4,000 toward culvert replacement and road repairs made to Webster Corner Road in May.

Beach signs

Issue: Concerned about illicit activity taking place at Martin’s Point Beach after dark, board members decided to install signs informing beach-goers of what is permitted there, as well as the 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. hours of operation.

Up next: A sign with the ordinance specific to Martin’s Point and the 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. hours of operation printed on it is slated to be installed at the beach. Likewise, a sign marking the town’s right of way at Long Beach has been ordered and it, too, will be planted as soon as possible.

Contact JT Leonard with local government news at 252-6040 or at [email protected]