Turner considers more cameras at waste station

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TURNER — The Board of Selectmen reviewed a proposal Monday to expand the closed-circuit television system at the transfer station.

Town Manager Kurt Schaub reported that the staff at the station had requested more cameras to monitor people dropping off prohibited items and to monitor difficulties with the metal pile.

There are two cameras at the center of the roof on each end of the building. If there were four cameras — one on each corner of the roof — the field of vision would be broadened and more problems could be seen, he said.

The board reviewed the quote for the new cameras, and decided to table a decision to get more quotes.

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In other business, Rescue Chief Toby Martin suggested he needed more resources for sand when Public Works is closed. He cited in incident recently where sand was needed to get an ambulance down a driveway and he had to spend $175 to get an outside source to come and help.

Martin also presented a subscription plan where residents would pay a flat fee for rescue response to cover any costs incurred if they do not want to be transported after assistance given.

There was no action taken on his plan.

Selectmen approved the purchase of a Power Eagle culvert cleaner for $6,683 on Monday at the recommendation of Public Works Director John Moultrie. He brought four quotes, but but this was the only one that used steam for deicing and cleaning culverts. Steam cleaners are needed in the winter when culverts freeze up.

The machine has an 18 horsepower Mitsubishi engine and a 352,000 BTU boiler. The purchase price includes a two-year warranty on the machine, and seven years on the pump.

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