MINOT – Selectmen and developer Don Fortin Tuesday night took preliminary steps toward town acceptance of the second section of Fortin Drive.

Fortin agreed to increase the letter of credit he has signed over to the town to $30,000 as his guarantee covering the cost of the surface coat of pavement for the first two sections of Fortin Drive.

Fortin also gave selectmen copies of an engineering report showing that the second section has been built to town specifications. While selectmen agreed to ask townspeople at March town meeting to approve the road, the board reminded Fortin that he must deed land for the road over to the town before the acceptance can be final. Fortin Drive is located off the end of Jackass Annie Road.

Selectmen also approved final payment of $152,402 for the town’s new fire truck, provided the truck passes all performance tests. Fire Chief Steve French said the truck, which cost a total of $230,337 should be in town by the middle of next week.

In other business, selectmen:

• Signed a letter of agreement with Road Manager Arlan Saunders detailing his duties and responsibilities for the coming year.

• Agreed to hold public hearings at 7 p.m., Feb. 1, at the Minot Consolidated School on the town’s proposed emergency operation plan and on amendments to the town’s subdivision, roads and land use codes as recommended by the land use committee.

• Set Jan. 26 as the deadline for applications for the Arthur Harris and the Leonard Simion/Elsa Fortin Simion scholarships. Selectmen award these scholarships annually to Minot residents pursuing post-secondary education.

• Stated their support for establishing a veteran’s memorial next to the flag pole in front of the town office. Donations for the project may be sent to the Minot Historical Society, Madeleine Hicks, Treasurer, 833 West Minot Road, Minot, ME 04258.