Government at a glance

Board: Lisbon Town Council

Met: Tuesday

Damaged property

Issue: Councilors have given the owner of a burned-out Lisbon Falls home several extensions on a demolition order.

Scoop: Councilors ordered Raymond Siegler to remove any asbestos within 15 days and to demolish the building within 30 days. Due to the coming winter, he was given until May 1, 2008, to renovate and return the property at 49 Frost Hill Ave. to its original condition.

Street lights

Scoop: In response to a request from neighborhood residents, councilors agreed to authorize the installation of two street lights on East Avenue. The lights should be in place within 10 days, interim Town Manager David Brooks said.

Ricker trail

Issue: The Ricker Farm trail has been an ongoing project for several years.

Scoop: Matching funds and in-kind services by the public works department totaling $27,540, already in the town’s budget, were approved for the trail. The contract for engineering study of the preliminary alignment of trail segments III and IV, from the Sabattus River bridge to the old Lisbon Falls railroad depot, was awarded to Woodward and Curran of Portland on its low bid of $4,700. The other bids were $7,917 and $10,280.

Message sign

Scoop: Neokraft of Lewiston was awarded the contract for improvements to the electronic message sign in front of the town office on its low bid of $23,219. The sign will be raised for better visibility and a two-sided message board will be added. The other bids were $23,700 and $24,000.

– By Connie Footman

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