RUMFORD — Selectmen on Friday scheduled a town meeting for Sept. 8 to debate a warrant article asking for money for Black Mountain ski area, and a secret-ballot vote on the issue for Sept. 13.

The town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Muskie Auditorium at Mountain Valley High School.

Balloting will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion on upper Congress Street.

Board of Selectmen Chairman Brad Adley and Selectmen Jeff Sterling and Jeremy Volkernick set the dates, times and places at a meeting at 5 p.m.,  Town Manager Carlo Puiia said early Friday evening.

A majority of voters in June defeated a funding request by Black Mountain, prompting Black Mountain officials to ask for a revote, which selectmen denied. Then, Black Mountain submitted a petition for a revote, which selectmen also denied.

However, five men filed suit against the town on Aug. 11, saying selectmen violated the Town Charter by allowing a revote on a petition-initiated article. A judge issued an injunction, which led to the Sept. 8 meeting and subsequent revote.

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