LIVERMORE – Selectpersons will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday to review the warrant for the June 10 and 12 annual town meeting.

Approved Monday night were three new articles for the warrant. Two of them ask voters to consider allowing the board to appoint the town treasurer and town clerk, rather than have these as elected positions.

“We’re running a $2.7 million business here, which needs someone who is competent with computers as well as finances,” Selectman John Wakefield said.

The present system, which combines the treasurer’s job with that of the administrative assistant, works well, he said, but not with all prior people. It is only a part-time position and most people need a full-time salary.

Making the town clerk an appointed position would be for the same reason and also for consistency. “It would be very difficult for someone coming in off the street to do it,” he said.

Town Clerk Renda Libby had told him it would be nice not to have to run for office, he commented.

Also approved was an article to purchase a new highway truck to replace the 1991 model, which has required frequent repairs.

A down payment would be made with $25,000 from the ministerial/school fund plus the $10,000 already in capital reserve. The balance would be financed so there would be no increase to the tax rate, officials said.

One item on the warrant, ambulance service, carries no recommendation from either the Budget Committee or selectpersons because they want to hear from the people whether Community Emergency Services is the most reasonable service for the three towns involved: Jay and Livermore Falls plus Livermore.

Administrative Assistant Kurt Schaub announced that the town has received $10,000 from the Minnie Luciano estate. This is to be used for recreation purposes, and Wakefield suggested it might be used for development of The Pines, one of the access facilities built by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Robert Williams of the department has notified the town that all site improvements to the areas (on Round and Long ponds) will be completed by the end of June, perhaps by Memorial Day weekend.

Once the contractor, C. H. Stevenson, leaves, the town will have clear responsibility and control to manage the property, Williams noted.

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