LIVERMORE FALLS — The Police Department plans to set up a firing range on town property off Diamond Road so officers can take their required annual weapons tests.

The site is a former sludge dump about 600 feet off a dirt way and is covered under the town’s liability insurance. The range will not be open to the public.

Police officers must be certified with their duty weapons at least once a year, Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said. Officer Joe Sage has trained as a range officer.

In other business Monday:

• Selectmen approved a request from the Apple Pumpkin Festival Committee to have one-way traffic on Foundry Road during the festival Saturday, Sept. 26, Town Manager Jim Chaousis said. There will be no parking on the left side of the road; that area was designated as a tow-away zone during the festival.

Selectmen agreed to open the transfer station after hours that day to allow the Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce to dispose of trash from the event, Chaousis said. Last year, the trash was set outside the gate and the seagulls got into it, he said, and made a mess.

• Chaousis informed townspeople that if anyone wants to get on the agenda to speak, they should contact him before a Board of Selectmen meeting so selectmen will be able to address their concerns.

• Chaousis said a building permit issued in error has been rescinded. It was for a nonconforming lot on Union Street. The lot is 3 feet shy of the 100 feet of road frontage needed under a 2005 amended ordinance, Chaousis said.

The permit was issued to Tim Hanlon of Hollis, who had poured a pad for a 24- by 52-foot mobile home. Under the ordinance, the building would have to have a full foundation, Chaousis said.

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