DIXFIELD — Selectmen held a public hearing Monday night on a proposed revision to the decades-old curfew ordinance.

Few turned out, but those who spoke were in favor of the proposed curfew times.

The measure will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Resident Tom Theriault asked how it would affect students who are coming home from school dances or other events.

Police Chief Richard Pickett said exceptions to the proposed curfew times are in the ordinance. As proposed, children younger than 11 must be off the streets between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. For those age 12 or 13, 9:30 p.m. is the curfew, and for youngsters age 14-18, the curfew goes into effect at 10 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the times would be one hour later for each age group.

Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky said other public hearings are scheduled:

— Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. on voter approval to borrow $250,000 to install sewer lines under the proposed new Webb River Bridge.

— Sept. 27 between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on a petition requesting zoning for mountain tops in town.

— Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. on shoreland zoning amendments.

— Oct. 13 and 20 on the a revision to the Comprehensive Plan and a new Wind Ordinance.

In other matters, the board approved a new three-year contract with the Mexico Water District. It includes a 2 percent rate increase for each of the three years. The new rates go into effect in January 2011. The basic rate will increase to $52.95 per month from $51.91 per month.

Also on Monday, the board approved installation of a “no parking” sign from the home of Orin Sprague to the curb on Ellis Street. Another “no parking” sign will be installed by the Maine Department of Transportation from the Sprague home to the curb of Weld Street.

The board signed an agreement with Western Foothills Regional School Unit 10 for the lease of half of the town garage at an annual rate of $15,000 plus half the utility costs.

The board heard a request from Cole Land Transportation of Bangor that churches ring bells and fire departments sound sirens at noon on Sept. 2 to mark the end of World War II. Skibitsky passed the request to Dixfield Fire Co. Chief Scott Dennett.

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