Tankers to haul loads for testing


KINGFIELD – Several Poland Spring water tankers will travel over West Kingfield Road this week. Greg Davis, the town’s administrative assistant, told selectmen Monday that the tankers’ run is part of an extraction test that requires several tanker loads of water for testing. The testing is required as part of the permit process, he said.

In other business, selectmen authorized the drafting of a letter of consent for an Economic Development Administration grant application. The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, a regional planning agency, will draft the letter on behalf of the Kingfield Water District for water line improvements that would support the development of the Poland Spring water facility, Davis said Tuesday. The district is eligible for a federal grant of $750,000, which is about half of the cost for the water lines, he said.

Town office staff proposed sending “friendly due notices” to people for vehicle registrations and dog licenses, Davis said. Selectmen OK’d the notices.

Assessor Heather Moody updated selectmen on property tax bills, which will be ready to be sent by Aug. 1, Davis said.

The board accepted, with regret, the resignation of Fulton Ryan from the Appeals Board and Budget committee. Alternate Jack Mckee will move into his position on the Appeals Board. Selectmen are looking for people interested in becoming an alternate for the board. Contact the town office for more information.

The board was also reminded that the next TIF Committee meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Webster Hall.