LIVERMORE FALLS — Regional School Unit 36 directors voted Thursday to appoint James M. Holland Jr. of Temple as principal of Livermore Falls High School.

He will be paid $80,000 for the first year of a two-year contract. He starts July 1.

Holland is currently an assistant principal at Cony High School in Augusta. He has been in that position since 2004.

Prior to that, he was a science teacher at Cony from 1986 to 2004. He was also a science teacher at Lawrence Junior High School from 1983 to 1985.

He has a master’s degree in administration/educational leadership, bachelor of science degree in biology, minor in secondary education.

He also has an associate’s degree of applied sciences in natural resources.

In other business, directors voted to go with Archie’s Inc. of Mexico for trash and recyclables removal in the district. The schools will be required to recycle.The cost of the contract was $9,564. If there were to be tipping fees for trash removal and recycling, the combined bid was $21,304.

Tri-Town Sanitation of Livermore Falls bid $20,280, which included no tipping fees and no recycling.

The board also voted to go with A. Maurais & Son Inc. of Jay to install a new boiler at the Cedar Street Learning Complex in Livermore Falls that houses central office, Progressive Learning Institute, adult education and Head Start programs. Maurais’ bid was $67,825. Buildings and grounds director Ken Vining said that the bid does not include asbestos removal. Vining said he put in up to $10,000 to cover that. Other bids were from RPH Inc. for $60,000, but Vining said they had since gone out of business.

The district recently received a bid from Fabian Oil for the same price, same bid as RPH, he said. A former RPH Inc. employee works for that company, Vining said.

Bids were also received from Specialty Services Corp., $64,500, Honeywell, $145,407; Thayer Corp., $130,506; and  Ranor Mechanical, $84,850.

The latter three bids were the only one that included asbestos abatement.

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