LIVERMORE — Selectpersons voted Monday to form a committee to oversee and manage the town’s Memorial Forest, administrative assistant Kurt Schaub said Wednesday.

The forest is about 200 acres and has limited access to the public, he said. The town does have a right of way. The forest is off Poland Hill and Haggett Hill roads.

Concerns were raised about potential future timber trespasses on the property.

Resident Dick Parker suggested establishing a committee to oversee and manage the property, Schaub said.

The town had a timber trespass in 2012 when a Jay logger who had bought land in the area of the forest cut about 10 acres of the town’s land without permission. The town settled with the logger earlier this year.

In other business, the board agreed by consensus to continue the town’s arrangement of buying heating oil from Newman’s Discount Fuel. The town has been buying oil from the Livermore company for about four years at a favorable price, Schaub said.

Selectperson Rod Newman, who was not in attendance Monday, owns the company. He was elected in June. He wanted to make sure that the agreement was disclosed to the board and public, he said.

The town had a similar arrangement with Berry Hill Fuel of Livermore years ago while it was in business, Schaub said. Tom Berry was a selectperson during that time.

In another matter, the board also voted to put time clocks at the Town Office and the Transfer Station. There is one at the Highway Department garage. The cost will be $239 each, he said.

Schaub updated the board on the renewal of the town’s property and casualty insurance from the Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Services. The premium’s cost is up $22 this year to $16,622.

The town had $25,000 worth of extrication equipment for the Fire Department added to the policy, Schaub said. The equipment was bought through a grant.

Schaub anticipates the increase to be partially absorbed by a dividend paid annually by Maine Municipal Association.

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