NEWRY – Selectmen on Monday approved two summer road projects following a report on costs by Administrative Assistant Loretta Berry.

Berry said work on Mountain View and Deer Run roads will total $47,543.

Mountain View work involves installing new culverts, grading, ditching and widening shoulders by D.A. Wilson Excavation at a cost of $16,000, and paving by Commercial Paving for $16,667.

Deer Run involves grading and paving at a cost of $14,876 and done by the same contractors.

“The work on Mountain View covers 1,350 feet while Deer Run is only about 600 feet,” Berry said in explaining the difference in costs.

The money for both jobs was raised at town meeting in March.

Selectman Jim Largesse said, “We don’t have specific dates now, but they will be done before the paving season is over this fall.”

Officials will check with the contractors to see if they can supply a more definite timetable.

“It would be good for people to know so they can plan for traffic delays that will probably occur,” Largesse said.

In other business, Berry told the board she has received information that the town’s monthly payments to SAD 44 will be $166,400 for the school year 2004-05. The total is $1,996,800.

The board nominated Joline Lovejoy to serve as Newry’s representative to the Legislative Policy Committee for the Maine Municipal Association. Lovejoy replaces former Administrative Assistant Sylvia Gray, who retired this month.


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