WOODSTOCK – After searching for a buyer for the town’s 1994 Ford plow truck for the past several months, selectmen last week accepted the only bid received: $17,110 from D.A. Wilson Excavating of Bethel.

Selectmen were happy the bid was more than the town’s minimum of $17,000.

Wilson also purchased a 2 yard sander that had been used on the truck for $2,500, bringing the total sale to $19,610.

“This money will go to help us cover part of the cost of the body, plow and accessory equipment we recently had installed on our 2007 Sterling plow truck that is replacing the ’94,” Town Manager Vern Maxfield said.

Maxfield announced that the winter sand/salt stockpile is ready. E.C. Hadley Excavating of South Woodstock brought in and stored 2,000 cubic yards last week.

“We were lucky to have most of our stockpile left over, and I hope we have a mild a winter this year,” Maxfield said.

He said the summer road program is complete with repairs and paving on Churchill Hill, Perkins Valley, Old County, Billings Hill roads and Rumford Avenue.

Selectmen and fire department personnel will be working on a health and safety ordinance to be considered by voters at the annual town meeting.

“The idea is to have an ordinance that will put some teeth into enforcement if and when any issues should arrive regarding the health and safety of our citizens,” he said.

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