NEW GLOUCESTER – Voters at Monday’s annual town meeting will be asked to spend $115,000 to hire either a Cumberland County deputy or state police trooper to work full time here.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 3, at Memorial School on Route 231.

The law enforcement contract would be with either the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department or Maine State Police.

In 1989 voters disbanded the town police department and have since relied on the two agencies to answer calls.

The budget includes funding a volunteer recognition dinner at $6,000 and employee recognition Christmas Party and summer event at $3,000.

The highway department is requesting $524,600; paving $190,700; fire and rescue $120,100; highway equipment purchase $130,000; and fire equipment $95,000.

The budget calls for raising and appropriating $3,098,934, which is offset by anticipated revenues and grants totaling $1,177,019.

Townspeople will vote on whether to authorize selectmen to sell six foreclosed properties, one requested to be retained by the town.

Voters will be asked to accept Elderberry Lane as a town way.


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