KINGFIELD — Selectmen on Monday night approved new Webster Hall rental fees and usage policies that will take effect July 1.

At the board meeting, Administrative Assistant Leanna Targett presented some modifications that address cleaning requirements and rental costs for types of events.

“It hasn’t really changed from what you had before, but I just wanted everyone to be on board,” she said. “It’s going to be the same policy for everyone.”

Rentals will be accepted no more than six months in advance, and renters must make a $25 deposit, plus an additional $125 deposit if alcohol is served.

“The rental fee is $5 per hour for nonprofit groups and $20 an hour for functions,” Targett said. “The all-day rental fee is $125.”

Deposits will be refunded if the hall is cleaned and trash is removed, and renters will be charged for cleaning fees if the hall does not meet those standards. Copies of the updated rental agreement are available at the town office.

Selectmen reviewed a draft of the warrant articles in preparation for the June 15 town meeting. Town reports will go to the printer within a few days, according to Targett, who expects a two-week turnaround.

“Hopefully, I’ll have them available by June 1, if not before,” she said.

In other news, selectmen approved a new cap on building permit fees. Planning Board Chairman Clay Tranten suggested residential permit fees should be capped at $300 and commercial applications would be capped at $3,000. Code Enforcement Officer Tom Marcotte said customers with large projects, similar to the size of Poland Spring’s bottling plant, also may be required to pay for any additional professional assistance and consulting fees. Selectmen also appointed Marcotte as the town’s E-911 officer. He will issue new house numbers and keep current records updated.

Selectmen approved three wastewater billing abatements and voted to deny a fourth abatement request that spanned a 20-year period.


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