Turner board hits the road for meetings

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TURNER – Selectmen will meet at two locations Monday to give people an opportunity to comment on work to be done on Harlow Hill Road and the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center.

Newly selected board Chairman Dennis Richardson suggested “meeting on site would help generate ideas from those most interested in the projects.”

Selectman Ralph Caldwell agreed: “They won’t have to come to us, we’ll go to them, and hopefully get some helpful suggestions for the important work to be done.”

The board will meet at the north end of Harlow Hill Road at 5:30 p.m. on May 8, and move to the center for a 7 p.m. session.

The community recreation center will be getting a major addition, a new entrance and other accommodations for the handicapped through a Community Development Block Grant and a reserve fund. Advertisements for requests for proposals for the work have attracted no responses; board members hope to attract attention to the work and get ideas for refinements to the project with the on-site meeting.

The road needs major work to prevent it from becoming a flooded mud hole after even a minor rain shower. Every proposal for correcting the situation has been contested by area residents; selectmen hope to achieve consensus on adequate improvements by meeting at the scene.

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