BUCKFIELD – After a public hearing Tuesday night, selectmen approved an application for a liquor license by the new owners of the Buckfield Inn.

Pamela Forman and Christine Lebel plan to reopen the inn in mid-September.

The board also approved a request by Armand Rowe, director of the Buckfield Football League, to construct a building on the football field for storing equipment. Rowe thanked selectmen for allowing the equipment to be stored in the basement of the Municipal Center for the past several years but thought it was time to build a structure for storage.

Board Chairman Oscar Gammon questioned Rowe on the type of building he was anticipating and where it would be located.

Rowe said he planned a 20-by-20-foot structure well behind the goal posts on the end behind the Municipal Center.

Gammon asked if he planned a slab or gravel foundation. Gammon said he preferred a slab, as did the other board members.

Rowe said he would bring plans to the next board meeting for the members to review. He also said he planned to apply for grants for the structure from the National Football League.

A letter was read from the attorney for Roger Bennett stating that if the town planned to build a guardrail on the Recreational Trail behind Bennett’s house, the railing would keep him from gaining access to his property across the trail, which is the old railroad bed.

Town Manager Glen Holmes produced Bennett’s deed, which does not show that he owns land on the other side of the trail. Bennett says he does. Holmes told him to bring any deed that showed his ownership for proof. Bennett said he would.

The board also approved a fuel use policy for the town so that all employees understand the proper procedures as well as the accepted uses of the town fuel tanks.

Holmes took the board on a tour of the center grounds to decide what additional work was needed for the beautification project, which is near completion.


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