DIXFIELD – In getting ready for the winter, Dixfield selectmen Monday night picked a fuel delivery company from which to get gasoline, diesel and heating oil.

They also hired two local men to create and maintain an ice skating rink through the winter.

Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky said the town chose low bidder Woodstock Oil of Woodstook, which offered to deliver regular gasoline at $1.97 a gallon.

But as for heating oil, the price is whatever Woodstock Oil has to pay that day at the South Portland terminal where the company buys its wares, plus a small profit.

Selectmen also unanimously hired Alton Arsenault and Selectman Raymond Carlton’s brother Dale Carlton to do the McGouldrick Park Skating Rink, giving them a budget of $2,000.

That is for 160 hours of work to be budgeted as they see fit to provide for the community’s skating public, Skibitsky said.

In other business, selectmen also OK’d a lump sum list of $1,900 in property abatements for 11 people.

Skibitsky said the abatements were technical adjustments related to this past year’s townwide revaluation and the issuance of new tax bills last month.

The town has given between 30 to 50 property abatements to date.

“Our assessor said that after doing a revaluation, for a town this size, that’s pretty good,” Skibitsky said.


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