JAY — Selectmen will take up a recommendation from the Recycling Committee on Monday to buy a new tractor and either bid, swap or sell the old one, Town Manager Ruth Cushman said.

The Recycling Committee also recommended keeping the old trash collection. For a 1-ton truck, they recommended selling, bidding or trading, she said.

The tractor the committee would like to sell is 11 1/2 years old and has more than 288,000 miles on it.

Other items on the agenda of the 6 p.m. Dec. 12 meeting at the town office include a resident’s request to have Hyde Road striped and acceptance of a drug and alcohol policy.

The proposed policy has no major changes, Cushman said, just some minor language differences.

The board will also discuss a property at Hyde Road and Route 133. There is a vacant house, which partially burned in a fire several years ago, and some property that sits at the corner of an intersection that is considered dangerous.

There is a flashing red and yellow light at the sharp corner in the road but still there have been accidents, including some most recently. The road has seen more use since the Route 4 road construction project began this spring.

The property is in the process of being foreclosed on, Cushman said.

The town has cut down some trees on it, and the Maine Department of Transportation has cut down one to try and make the intersection less dangerous, she said.

Selectmen will discuss whether they are willing to go in with the state on a project to obtain the property so that a project can go forward to make it safer with more visibility, Cushman said.

Selectmen would have to hold a special town meeting if they want to buy the property.

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