PERU – Selectmen Monday night were given an explanation of the State Legislative Government Accounting Standard Board by accountant Larry Campbell. The standards set forth by the board must be met by local municipalities by Dec. 21 and ready to implement by Jan. 1, 2004.

Selectmen learned they must start valuing town infrastructure, basing it on replacement costs.

In addition, the town must inventory equipment. The assets will be coded into the proper account of the financial statement. This allows a closer tracking of assets.

Selectman Jim Pulsifer said the town already keeps accounts of everything it buys.

Campbell said the state wants consistent reporting for all municipalities.

In other business, Scott Gunther of Families in Crisis asked to have a Petting Zoo on the regular meal day at the Grange, which would be the third Monday in May. Selectman Ron Chartier moved to approve the request if Gunther saw that the area was cleaned up afterward, an enclosure was provided and proof of liability was given.

Selectman Kathy Hussey reported that the proper use of the elevator was posted outside the elevator door and Pulsifer moved that the key be left on a large ring near the elevator.

Selectmen approved having the Sheriff’s Department work release program work on cleaning up roadsides on April 29 and 30.

Building permits were signed for John Rock, Bob Packard, Joseph Gallant and Jamie Woods. The Worthley Pond Store deck addition permit was deferred to the Planning Board since it is in shoreland zoning. The decision will then be sent back to the selectman to act on.

The appointment of Wayne Putman as plumbing inspector was approved for a one year term.

Free dumping for Peru will be available from May 12-24.

The town needs an animal control officer.

Town Clerk Vera Parent asked to have Rockemeka Hall available for June 30 as well as state voting on June 10. She said she hopes the school budget will be ready because it needs to be passed by June 30.

Pulsifer announced that the grange needs a used Gas stove and refrigerator.

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