DIXFIELD — The Dirigo Boosters received the last financial piece needed for the installation of lights at the Harlow Park ball field Monday when Patriot Renewables LLC donated $10,000 to the project.

“That puts us where we need to be,” Mark Thompson, a Booster and volunteer for the project, said.

Patriot Renewables is proposing to build a $30 million wind project on the Colonel Holman Mountain ridgeline in Dixfield. Tom Carroll, project manager for the Timber Winds project, said his company was waiting to see what was needed before going ahead with a donation.

The Dirigo Boosters plan to install lights this spring so sports can be played at night. Virtually all of the labor is being supplied by the Boosters. The cost for the lights is estimated at $75,000. Additional funds were needed to erect signs and other lighting adjacent to the abutters of the ball field.

With Patriot’s donation, the Boosters have $85,000. Irving Forest Products donated $20,000, Whittemore Property Management gave $5,000, and voters approved taking $50,000 from the Ione Harlow Community Fund for the lights.

Selectman Katherine Harvey said the school also plans to hold a fundraising dance to pay for other items that could lessen the impact of night games on property abutters.

Booster Scott Blaisdell said the materials are expected to be delivered in mid-May. Plans are to have the lighted fields ready for Dirigo High School football in the fall.

Selectmen plan to meet with Maine Revenue Services representative Mike Rogers on March 29 or 30 to get information on tax increment financing. The board heard a presentation from Eaton Peabody Consulting Group last week on the advantages of entering into some form of TIF agreement as it relates to the wind project.

Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky said the downside of TIFs should also be explained.

The board plans to hold monthly workshops to discuss various aspects of the proposed wind project.

In other business, the board learned Monday night that replacement of the Webb River Bridge by the Maine Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin March 28. Work on the roadways on either side of the bridge will begin April 4.

Skibitsky said the town’s part of the project, which is the replacement of the sewer main that crosses under the bridge and connects Dixfield sewer department users with the Rumford/Mexico Sewage Treatment Plant, should be completed by mid-June.

The entire project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2012.

At least one lane of traffic will be allowed to cross during construction because a temporary bridge will be installed.

In other matters:

* The board declined an invitation by the Mexico Board of Selectmen to discuss the possible merger of the Mexico and Dixfield police departments.

* Skibitsky’s contract was extended for three years, from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2014. Raises to his $50,000 salary will be based on the cost of living index.

* The board awarded the contract for engineering High, Pine, North and Rowe streets to A.E. Hodsdon of Waterville, at a cost of about $14,000. The scope of the engineering work may be expanded once the board meets with Hodsdon representatives in the next couple of weeks.

* Work on the town garage to decrease its energy usage will begin in the next few weeks by Mechanical Services of Portland. A $24,000 grant from the Efficiency Maine Trust will pay for installing new lighting, boiler controls, and on-demand hot water, and to insulate the building. The work is expected to be completed by the end of June.

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