DIXFIELD — What to do about more than $44,000 in carry-overs dominated new business items for selectmen to consider at Wednesday’s meeting.

Superintendent Thomas Ward of the Western Foothills School District, also known as Regional School Unit 10, notified the board that when SAD 21 was recently regionalized with SAD 43 in Rumford, SAD 39 in Buckfield and the unaffiliated town of Hanover, a carry-over was discovered.

Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky said the amount has tentatively been identified as $22,925.40. The actual amount won’t be determined officially until a scheduled audit in October.

Skibitsky said selectmen were asked if they wanted the carry-over to be applied over one, two, three or four years to the town’s assessment. The board voted to apply it this year.

Others reporting carry-overs were the fire department, at $7,500; the library at $1,952; and $11,630 for the police department.

Selectmen decided to allow the fire department to put their money into the equipment account; the library to use the money for a computer; and police to send an officer to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

In other business, selectmen OK’d entering into a three-year contract with Ted Berry Co. Inc. of Livermore to clean all the catch basins in town.

Additionally, Public Works Superintendent Leo Jolin said his crews are fixing storm-damage washouts on Coburn Avenue and have taken over municipal grounds work duties per the town meeting vote. These were previously contracted out, Skibitsky said.

Skibitsky said he will soon be ready to seek requests for proposals for the Averill Hill Road banking project. That involves “tidying up” from a storm that hit the drainage area a few years ago.

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