INCORRECT TOWN IN HEAD — Canton voters will consider establishing a five-member Road Committee when they head to the polls on Tuesday. A headline that appeared in an earlier version on the Web and on Friday’s B1 of the River Valley edition reported an incorrect town considering the vote.

CANTON – When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will have an extra decision to make.

Selectmen recently agreed to place a municipal question on the state referendum ballot asking if voters want to establish a five-member Road Committee.

Town Administrative Assistant Kathy Hutchins said the citizen initiative was prompted by a petition signed by 40 people and presented to selectmen in September to ask that a committee be organized.

The committee would be responsible for directing selectmen in matters concerning town roads and byways, as well as duties of the road foreman and crew.

She said if the ballot question is approved, an ordinance would likely be drawn up and enacted, and details about the length of terms for the five-member committee worked out.

Residents last year changed the elected position of road commissioner held by Craig Gammon to an appointed one.

Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the town office.


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