Government at a Glance


Board of Selectmen

Met: Wednesday morning

 Snow removal

Issue: Residents voted at a special town meeting last week to award a five-year snow removal/salt and sand contract to Copp Excavation on its bid of $572,000 for the first year. It increases each year up to $702,500 in the final year.

The scoop: Selectmen made it official Wednesday by signing the contract. Under the terms of the agreement, the town will pay the contractor in seven equal, or nearly equal, payments from October through April each season.

 Other business

The scoop: Dorrance Marstaller was awarded the contract for roadside mowing along town roads on his bid of $5,800.

The scoop: Selectmen reviewed, but made no decision on the River Park cleanup. Five proposals were received, ranging in price from $999 to $4,923.

The scoop: Following a discussion on the disposition of a tax-acquired, 40-acre parcel along with a building on Newell Brook Road, selectmen voted to recess the meeting to Thursday in order to make an on-site inspection of the property.

The scoop: The meeting will reconvene at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, when the board is expected to set the 2009-10 tax rate and sign the tax commitment, paving the way for tax bills to be calculated and mailed.

— Contact freelance writer Connie Footman at 353-2598.

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