PERU – Selectmen signed the one-year extension of their agreement with Med-Care ambulance service Monday night.

“It is time for towns to rethink what needs to be done. We have to do something to maintain ambulance service,” Selectman Jim Pulsifer said.

He also informed selectmen that the proposal to build a $2.2 million Med-Care building is on hold, and he is sorry that it is because it has outgrown its facilities and something needs to be done.

The board discussed the tax bill notification at length.

“This is the first time the town has had to respond to a split bill, payable in two parts,” Pulsifer said. The bill needs to be clear so residents know that 50 percent of the entire bill is due on Aug. 1 and the second half is due Jan. 30, he said. The total amount should be stated as well as the 50 percent total, he added.

The discussion centered around the cost of a second mailing to some 1,500 people to remind people that the next part of the tax bill was due. It was voted to send the first bill by mail and put a notice in the newspaper and on the town bulletin board at the fire station to remind people of the second tax payment.

The board was reminded of the SAD 21 annual budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5.

Edward Roach, chairman of the Planning Board, informed selectmen they have approved a building permit card to be posted on the site of any type of construction or maintenance of structures in the municipality. It will be signed by Jack Plumley, code enforcement officer.

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