DURHAM — Just 39 residents turned out for a special town meeting Tuesday night, which wrapped up a two-article warrant in just 20 minutes.

Following selectmen’s recommendation, residents voted 34-2 to award a five-year winter road contract to the lone bidder, Copp Excavation of Durham at a cost of $572,000 for the first year.

Under the terms of the contract, in addition to snow plowing, salting and sanding roads, Copp will provide all labor, equipment, materials, and will be responsible for stockpiling and mixing salt and sand at the town’s sand and salt shed on Hallowell Road.

The cost will increase to $597,000 for the second year; $622,000 for the third year; $658,500 for the fourth year and $702,500 for the final year.

His bid also included a financial letter of good-standing, references, a list of equipment and drivers.

In the only other article, voters agreed to include the tax collector and treasurer positions in the Maine State Retirement System effective Jan. 1, 2010.


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