Government at a Glance

Lisbon Town Council

Met: Tuesday night

Issue: The town reviews and revises various ordinances on a regular basis to make sure they are in compliance with the Town Charter. 

The scoop: Three ordinance revisions were given final approval — shoreland zoning; section 70-5, nonconforming uses, lots, and structures; and section 70-661, off-street parking and loading zones. 

Revisions to the Assessment Review Ordinance were accepted for a first reading. 

Bids Awarded: Quirk Ford of Augusta was awarded the contract to provide two new Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers on its bid of $39,330 with trade. 

DMT of Lewiston was awarded the Public Works masonry contract on its low bid of $31,924. The only other bidder was Haskell and Hall of Portland, $56,176. 

Crooker Construction was awarded the contract for the Routes 9 and 196 reconstruction on its low bid of $139,967. Gendron of Lewiston bid $223,000. 

Permit: Following a public hearing, Richard George of Lisbon Falls doing business as Northeast Ice Cream Mobile Unit, was granted an itinerant vendor permit. 

Appointed: Town Manager Steve Eldridge was appointed tax collector, replacing Nancy Bosse. 

Issue: The annual election of Maine Municipal Association vice president and executive committee members are voted on by member communities each year.

The scoop: The council cast Lisbon’s vote for Farmington Selectman Stephan Bunker as vice president, and voted for the remaining slate of officers as presented. 

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