HARTFORD — Road Commissioner Jeremy Johnson will get an estimate on the worth of trees cut from the right of way on Green Acres Road so the town can possibly sell them.

“I always try to offer wood cut from right of ways to the land owner,” Johnson told the board Thursday night, “and I have tried to contact the owners on Green Acres Road several times and I can’t find them.”

He said there was probably a half pulp truck load of logs that need to be disposed of, and he suggested taking them to the mill so the town could get some money for them.

Johnson is removing the trees in preparation for ditching the road, which has a drainage problem.

The board asked Johnson to find out how much the trees would be worth and then they would consider where to put the money. One thought was to use it to remove a dead tree from one of the cemeteries.

Board Chairman Lee Holman suggested they should have a town meeting to vote on where to put the money.

Johnson also reported that he has been marking trees that need to be taken down in order to enlarge the parking space at the town beach. He said the Androscoggin Valley Council on Governments might be able to help them draw up a parking area plan.

Selectman Jack Plumley agreed that they did need a plan before they could move forward.

The board discussed the need for high speed Internet service on Main Street and voted to find someone to write a grant to get funding.

The board accepted, with regret, the resignations of Al Borzelli from the Road Committee and Lennie Eichman from the Ordinance Committee.


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