WEST PARIS – A public hearing on rebuilding a section of Main Street will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Town Office meeting room. The date was set Thursday by selectmen.

Road Commissioner Bill Keach said the hearing is required by the Maine Department of Transportation, which will be doing the work in 2005. Residents can view an outline of the plan and ask questions, he said.

The project involves rebuilding the street with sidewalks from the Bradeen residence to the intersection of Kingsbury Street.

In other business, the board authorized Keach to order 200 tons of road salt for use through Dec. 31. After December, the board will consider Keach’s recommendation on road salt for the rest of winter.

Keach said the best price comes from Morton Salt Co. at $45.96 per ton, which is up from $36.81 last year. He estimated the total cost for the winter to be $24,000.

“I was told the increase is mostly due to the lack of ships for overseas transportation,” he said.

Bids were gathered through the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, which recommended Morton’s price as the best price.

Town Manager Donald Woodbury announced that the town has about 1,000 gunlocks that are available free to residents.

“All anyone who is interested in obtaining gunlocks for their guns has to do is come in to the town office and pick them up,” he said.


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