RUMFORD – Selectmen will act on a decision by town lawyer Tom Carey on whether the dissolution of the Charter Commission earlier this month by the board was legal when they meet Thursday night.

The regular twice-monthly selectmen’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building auditorium.

Chairman Greg Buccina said Monday afternoon that he hasn’t received the written decision by Carey, but is aware of what that decision is. Neither he, nor Carey, would reveal the decision.

Buccina said if the board’s decision was correct, then that will be respected. If not, then they will take steps to remedy the dissolution of the Charter Commission.

The board will also decide whether to fill a so-called utility position in the Rumford Police Department, act on a bid to renovate the town manager’s office, and hear a request from a probation officer on a weekend furlough for an inmate.

Buccina said the board plans to work on a capital project plan that includes some items that may appear on the June ballot. He declined to identify specifics, but said they would likely be related to regionalization and promoting economic development.

A closed-door session to discuss a public works union grievance is scheduled at the end of the public portion of the meeting.


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