Selectmen have accepted two bond-issue proposals for inclusion in the town meeting warrant from Water Commission Chairman Bill Bauer.

One seeks $3 million for a new well; the other seeks $1.2 million for a new water line on Upland Road, from Barker Brook to the intersection of Route 9. The water line bond issue also includes $115,000 for the completion of the new water department facility on Ann Street.

An amended victualer’s code, which would strengthen the current code by allowing municipal officers to revoke or suspend licenses in the case of violations and to issue temporary licenses, will also go before voters at town meeting.

Selectmen will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, on a bond issue to fund a $300,000 town-wide revaluation and $368,000 for various road projects.
– Connie Footman
Lisbon: Candidates file for town election
Six people have filed as candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectmen. The six are incumbent Michael R. Bowie, former selectman Layne Curtis, Jonathan Foster, Mark Kindlimann, Randolph Korsiak and Jay Smith.

Three others – Deborah Danuski, Janet Henry and Herbert Reedhave – have filed for two three-year terms on the School Committee. Running for a one-year term on the School Committee are Deborah Danuski and Harold Moran. Norma Wells is running unopposed for another one-year term. The one-year terms were created by resignations since the last town meeting.

Layne Curtis is challenging 30-year incumbent Water Commission Chairman William Bauer. Running for two seats on the Library Governing Board are James Gurney Jr. and Camille Rossignol.
– Connie Footman
Gray: Odyssey team takes first place
The SAD 15 school board has approved an out-of-state travel trip for an Odyssey of the Mind team that placed first in Orono last weekend. The group will compete in a world event at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville at the end of May. Six students, a chaperone and the coach will be among 16 Maine teams competing May 26-29, said Lorrie Miklovich, a parent coach.

Students include Brittany Dumaine, Joanna Forbes, David Miklovich and Mike Morrone of Gray-New Gloucester High School. Other team members include Julie Goodwin of Gray-New Gloucester Middle School and Sam Miklovich of Dunn Elementary School. SAD 15 earned four trophies. Fund-raising will defray the trip expenses.

– Ellie Fellers
Auburn: Jail collects inmate boarding fees
The county has received more than $14,000 in fees from other counties for boarding inmates, Androscoggin County Jail Administrator John Lebel reported to the County Commission.

According to Commission Chairman Elmer Berry, more than $37,000 in boarding fees have been paid to Androscoggin County so far this year.

– John Plestina
Auburn: County realigns servers
The County Commission has abolished the positions of civil process director, a lieutenant’s position, and civil process server. A new position of civil process supervisor, a sergeant’s position, will replace those positions in the Sheriff’s Department. The change is part of the realignment of the Civil Process Division. Servers are now contract positions, paid per paper served.

In other business, commissioners:

• Upheld a recommendation from the Sheriff’s Department for a one-day suspension of an unnamed corrections officer.

• Approved a contract with the town of Minot for emergency dispatching, making that town the 11th to contract with the county for dispatching services.

• Authorized the purchase of nine police radar units for the Sheriff’s Department. The units cost $1,500 each, but a grant is funding all but $459 of the cost of each unit.

• Voted to allow union negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees to begin early for both management and labor collective bargaining units.

– John Plestina


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