Board: Sabattus Selectmen

Met: Tuesday night, Dec. 20

A big thanks

Issue: Sabattus Fire Department’s 2,000-gallon tanker, Engine 4, has been sidelined by engine failure.

The scoop: Town Manager Andrew Gilmore said the Wales Fire Department has been on automatic response for structure fires while Engine 4 is down. Gilmore wanted Wales to know the help is “above and beyond the normal mutual aid arrangements and we’re greatly appreciative.”

Up next: Engine 4 is waiting to be towed to Public Works. The rough estimate for repairs: $200 to $10,000, depending on the level of work needed.

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Odds and ends

Issue: Normand LaPlante, Paul Loesberg and Selectman James Wood were appointed to the Charter Commission and Michael Gendron to the Budget Committee.

Issue: Tax liens on 17 properties have matured. Gilmore said Sabattus doesn’t have a longtime policy for handling tax lien foreclosures and enforcing payment arrangements. He’ll bring a draft policy to the board Jan. 3.

Issue: Sabattus police are planning a safety roadblock on New Year’s Eve, part of a Holiday High Visibility Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign funded by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. The time and place are under wraps.

Staff writer Kathryn Skelton can be reached at 689-2844 or [email protected]


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