RUMFORD – Selectmen at Thursday night’s meeting will address a variety of action items ranging from picking the remaining order of streets on which to inspect rental buildings for code compliance to resolving firetruck parking complaints.

At its Oct. 16 board meeting, selectmen’s Chairman J. Arthur Boivin drew the name of Waldo Street out of a hat filled with the names of 28 town streets.

That’s where Rumford’s Life Safety Apartment Building program inspectors will start after they finish inspecting town apartment buildings, Town Manager Len Greaney said.

On Thursday night, selectmen will choose the next 27 roads in sequence by again drawing names from a hat.

The board will also consider Greaney’s revised municipal bidding policy and open bids regarding needed repairs to an underground fiberglass fuel line in the Public Works yard.

Greaney said Wednesday that sand may be entering the pipe, which is causing a 30-second delay before fuel gets pumped into fuel tanks.

Once the project begins, the town fuel tanks will be shut down for a week. That’s why selectmen will have to work out a deal with Dixfield, Mexico and the school system to provide fuel for Rumford’s municipal and public organization fuel users.

The board will also discuss local contractor use of town snow dumps now that Greaney has worked out a plan to avoid dumping snow into the Androscoggin River.

Last winter, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection fined Rumford $5,500 for dumping snow into the river’s canal system.

After paying the fine, Greaney said the DEP OK’d his new plan to establish a primary snow dump off Falmouth Street. When that begins to fill up, a secondary dump site behind the Public Works building will be used.

Regarding firetruck parking issues, Greaney said pedestrians have complained that they can’t safely walk past the fire station due to apparatus parked over the white-painted walkway. Greaney left resolution of the matter to fire Chief Gary Wentzell.

The board will also accept the resignations of Stephanie Thompson from the Board of Appeals and Jason Thompson from the Parks Commission. Greaney said the couple moved out of Rumford. According to town law, only Rumford residents can serve on municipal boards.


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