Work is already underway to stop leaking in the roof, and add a

drainage system.

GREENWOOD – Selectmen accepted a plan Tuesday by contractor Al Bancroft to fix several construction problems with the sand/salt shed.

The owner of Bancroft Contracting Corp. in Paris promised in a written plan to fix the leaking roof and take care of flooring and drain problems.

At the April 18 meeting Road Foreman Alan Seames pointed out that the roof leaked, water came up through the floor and the newly constructed shed had no drainage.

The town paid $265,000 for the structure.

Even though Bancroft officially gave selectmen his plan on Tuesday, he began working on the floor Monday.

“He already got it draining the way it should and the floor is dry,” Town Manager Carol Whitman told selectmen. “Hopefully, we won’t have to have them pull up the floor. We’ll wait two years and if it stays dry we’ll consider it good.”

Bancroft excavated around the entire building and installed crushed stone and a new drainage system to offset the lack of one and a high water table.

Bancroft is also going to redo the roof using longer sheets that overlap more than the previous sheets to stop the leaking.

In other business, Janice Stevens of the Oxford Hills ATV Trailblazers told selectmen that club members would be doing their annual spring cleanup and maintenance work to the trails around the Patch Mountain Road on Saturday.

“We’re going up to fix the bridges, fill in some ruts and do some cleanup as part of regular trail maintenance,” Stevens said. “We’re just getting ready for the season.”

She said she expects there would not be a lot of work to do because the club cleaned the road and trails before the winter.

Stevens said the cleanup is open, but not limited to, all club members.

Selectmen also approved putting up “No Swimming” signs on the bridge on Howe Hill Road, just off Route 26, and at the boat landing there.

Whitman told selectmen it’s dangerous for kids to jump off bridge.

“If they jumped off the bridge and there was a boat coming up, well, someone could really get hurt, or killed,” Whitman said.

She also told selectmen there’s noted progress in the cleanup of Doug Grover’s junkyard on Rowe Hill Road. She said cars are being removed slowly, but surely.

The town told Grover to clean the yard last August or apply for a junkyard permit. He applied and the town denied the permit saying it had to inspect the property.

Grover at that point decided not to pursue the junkyard permit and clean the yard.


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