PERU — The public spring on Greenwoods Road has been posted to alert people to boil the water because it is contaminated, town officials advised this week.

The town put a sign at the spring after the state advised testing showed there was E. coli and coliform bacteria in the water, Tim Holland, chairman of the Board of Selectmen said Tuesday.

Resident Warren Oldman said surface water is seeping into the tiled well because the tiles are not properly sealed.

Hundreds of people use the spring water, Holland said.

Selectman Kathy Hussey said the spring water has been tested, but there must be tests for three consecutive weeks with negative results before she can remove the boil water notice.

Selectmen on Monday scheduled a review of the wind power ordinance for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Selectmen will meet an hour earlier at the Peru Elementary School.

The Peru Industrial Wind Power Committee drafted the ordinance after EDP Renewables North America LLC of Houston, Texas, received a permit in October 2011 to place a meteorological test tower off Black Mountain Road near the Sumner town line. The company is considering building possibly 25 to 35 turbines, a representative told the committee this year.

The town has a moratorium on such projects and it expires in May 2013.

Selectman Dickie Powell said it was a mistake to go forward with the ordinance, but Holland said it is time to let the people decide.

Lien notices are being mailed to property owners who owe three or more years of taxes. Town Clerk Vera Parent said one person has paid their bill and she is working with several others on payment. If taxes are not paid by a certain time, the town can take the property.

The board approved an application from Danny Brown of Dickvale Road for a shed.


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