HARTFORD – On Thursday night, selectmen completed plans for the town’s sand and salt shed with John Cleveland and Eric Grondahl from Community Dynamics.

The board agreed on a laminated wood arch type shed built to hold 3,500 cubic yards of sand and salt. The size is within the limits the state recommends for Hartford’s approximately 47 miles of roads.

Cleveland said the bids should be sent in January. The issue is expected to be voted on at a town meeting Thursday, Jan. 19.

Other articles on that meeting warrant include approving Town Farm and other roads for paving, and voting on purchasing salt for winter roads.

David Kraske had a complaint concerning sanding roads during the recent snow. He said three miles on Church Street had no sand, and travel on them was very hazardous. He also said there was not enough salt in the town’s sand. He took a bucket home for his own use and it froze solid, he said.

Selectmen Chairman David Bowen said the sand should be 8 percent salt.

Selectman Lee Holman expressed concern that culverts on Labrador Pond Road that needed to be replaced were not done this summer.

The board reviewed permits for a one-and-a-half-story single-family dwelling on Sumner Road and a garage on Mahoney Road.

There will be a public potluck supper today at the Town Hall, and the Oddfellow Theater has donated five tickets to one of its shows for a door prize.


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