JAY – Selectmen will discuss a proposal Monday to buy property for $51,000 in downtown Chisholm to make way for parking.

The board will also consider approving a one-year contract for ambulance service with Community Emergency Services, which is affiliated with a Farmington hospital.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Community Building.

“No Parking Any Time” signs have been set up in orange cones along a section of Main Street, which no longer allows parking. It runs from 8 Main St. just north of the Unicel building to 88 Main St. south of C.N. Brown. Enforcement of no parking will begin Aug. 1.

When a property owner heard that the town was prohibiting parking in that zone, she sent the town a letter stating that she and her brother, Pauline and Steve Adams, would be willing to sell the property for the town-assessed value of $51,000.

Bill Deshaies, another a Main Street property owner, also has notified Town Manager Ruth Marden that he would be ready to sell property by next fall.

Another item on the agenda is a new ambulance contract. The contract has expired and the new one calls for more money but not as much as initially proposed.

Jay raised $68,669 during its April town meeting for service but the price came in at $53,562. The extra money would revert to the general fund, Marden said.

The overall contract for the three towns served by Community Emergency Services is $110,894 compared to the initial $176,000 proposal. Livermore’s share of the new contract would be $22,622 and Livermore Fall’s share, $34,710. The amount is based on population.

Marden said an advisory board is being set up to meet quarterly to monitor expenses and services to keep within the contract amount.

Two full-time members and an alternate member are needed from Jay, she said. She has told selectmen that she would like to be on the board and is hoping that town leaders in the other two towns are also appointed by their selectmen.

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