LIVERMORE — Selectpersons appointed fellow member John Wakefield to the school consolidation transition team, Administrative Assistant Kurt Schaub said Thursday.

Residents of Livermore, Livermore Falls and Jay voted on Jan. 25 to approve a plan to merge RSU 36 and the Jay school systems.

One selectman from each town will be part of the Transition Committee, which also includes chairpersons of each school board and nonvoting members, Superintendents Sue Pratt and Bob Wall, and Jay school Business Manager Stacie Lowe.

Jay Selectman Tom Goding will represent his town and as of Thursday morning Livermore Falls was still in need of a board member to serve.

In other business Monday, the Livermore board voted 4-1 to pay C.H. Stevenson Inc. an additional $1,190 for grading and reclamation work on Israelson Road, Schaub said. The town had already paid the company about $3,620, bringing the total to about $4,810, he said.

Selectperson Tom Berry opposed the measure.

The company billed the town about $6,000 for its work, which went beyond what the town intended, Schaub said. The annual maintenance work was done under a verbal agreement between a Highway Department representative and the company, he said. In the future, such projects will need to be in writing and follow the town’s Purchasing Policy, Schaub said.

He also reported to the board that foreclosure notices for 2009 property taxes will be issued in mid-February. 

As of Monday, the town has 31 properties which are eligible for foreclosure, with a total of approximately $19,800 in principal currently outstanding, he said.

Schaub said he also updated the board on the Planning Board’s meeting with John Maloney, a planner from the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, on Jan. 26 regarding several ordinance-related initiatives. 

Among those initiatives are adding a provision for multifamily housing, particularly for senior citizens, and some method of streamlining the site plan process for the commercial use of property, Schaub said. 

Maloney will provide the Planning Board with examples of methods other towns are using and has agreed to meet with them again in February.

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