BUCKFIELD – Selectmen voted Tuesday to reschedule the public hearing on the town taking over the Buckfield Village Corp. for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Buckfield Junior/Senior High School.

The change was necessary because there is an open house at the school Sept. 12.

After the hearing, a decision will be made on whether to send the issue to a referendum Nov. 7.

The corporation has requested a rate increase that would have its customers paying the highest rate in the country. The hike is to cover more than $1 million in debt incurred to build a filtration plant for the North Pond water supply.

The board voted to have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. before the hearing.

The Buckfield Village Corp. will meeting immediately after the hearing to elect new officers. Chairman Chuck Barnes has resigned because he is moving to Hartford.

A Planning Board informational gearing on the Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the high school auditorium.

A public hearing on a proposed revision to the Hallie Hill Estates subdivision is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. The subdivision is near the Buckfield-Hebron line on Route 124, and the hearing concerns adding a lot.

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