LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Monday to accept the resignation of Code Enforcement Officer Ken Pratt of Greene, Town Manager Jim Chaousis said Tuesday.

In his resignation letter, Pratt wrote, “During a recent conversation with James Chaousis, I informed Jim that I felt it was time for the Town of Livermore Falls to begin searching for a new code enforcement officer. Due to this conversation and other personal reasons, I am resigning as code enforcement officer effective Aug. 20, 2009.”

Pratt was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

Chaousis said he would be acting as the code officer until the position is filled. Legally he can do it for a year, Chaousis said. The board will wait before advertising the position, he said.

In other business, selectmen agreed to send letters of appreciation to some young men who volunteered to help paint over inappropriate and distasteful graffiti at the skate park. The letters will be sent to Lance Pangelinan, Dakota Paul, Brandon LaPoint and Zach Bates, Chaousis said.

“It is important, not only are these young men commendable for the service that they provided for their community, but are also frequent (users) of the skate park facility,” the letter states. “These residents value the property that the community has provided for their use, and the community values their commitment in return.”

The board also voted to change the name of Fiorica Road to Brookside Avenue at the request of landowners, residents and developers. It is off Pomeroy Road, which is off Route 17.

“We have received several complaints from the residents stating the name ‘Fiorica’ is difficult to pronounce and also to spell and they would prefer something more user-friendly,” Betty Jo Roix of Birchwood Land Resources LLC wrote.

The road was named after the name of the doctor who owned the Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the end of the road.

Selectmen also signed warrants for the special town meeting to be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Livermore Falls High School gym. A public hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the town meeting, Chaousis said. Voters will be asked to consider shutting down dispatch and the transfer station, as well as transferring about $144,000 from surplus to help reduce the tax commitment. Selectmen will set the tax rate following voting.

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