Revisions to town vehicle policy on Dixfield agenda

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DIXFIELD — Discussion on the town’s Personal Use of Town Vehicles policy and a recent Police Department evaluation are among the agenda items for selectmen meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Ludden Memorial Library.

The board agreed Feb. 10 to make minor revisions to the policy, which was created in 2006. Selectman Dana Whittemore said he’d like to see an amendment that limits employees’ ability to take a town vehicle home unless there was inclement weather.

“I’d like to see some wording in there that would limit it to if we know that a storm is coming, and it makes sense for the vehicle to come into town from that direction,” Whittemore said. “In a situation like that, it might be a benefit for us.”

The board also will continue to discuss what to do with the results of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association evaluation that was completed in January.

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The board voted this past November to pay the association $6,000 to do an evaluation. The association is made up of active and retired police chiefs, sheriffs and senior law enforcement leaders.

Police Chief Richard Pickett told selectmen Feb. 10 that he thought the report “had some really good stuff in it. Now, we just need to figure out what we want to do with it.”

Selectmen will also hear an update from the Public Works Department.

mdaigle@sunjournal.com

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