HARTFORD — Selectmen were presented Thursday night with two options for coverage by the Sumner Fire Department, but they made no decision.

Board Chairwoman Lee Holman said Sumner Fire Chief Bob Stewart and Assistant Chief Wally Litchfield attended the meeting. Stewart said one option would be for Sumner to provide pumpers for $100 an hour and manpower for $11 an hour. Another option would be to pay Sumner $5,500 a year for coverage.

Hartford has no fire department and relies on assistance from Sumner, Buckfield, Canton and Turner.

According to records, Sumner responded to five fire calls in Hartford last year.

In other news, the board received a letter from Julia Samson about a longstanding drainage problem near her home at the intersection of Ricker Hill and Sam Annis roads. She requested that a drainage ditch dug four years ago be realigned to alleviate the problem.

Selectman Jack Plumley said he would call the Maine Municipal Association about the situation.

The board agreed to solicit bids for curbside pickup and mowing and set a March 17 deadline for them.


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