LIVERMORE — The Road Committee is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, to consider a plan to re-route the water from the most troublesome of the culverts on River Road.

They will also consider recent bids to revert several paved roads to gravel, Administrative Assistant Kurt Schaub said.

Selectpersons agreed to authorize purchase of additional cold mix to repair sections of roads around town, which will be done during two weeks in September, he said.

They also agreed to allow use of another employee to assist with patching over the next two to three weeks, to allow the crew to get more work done before the rented excavator must be returned, he said.

Heavy rains and resulting washouts are to blame for the problems, Schaub said.

He informed selectpersons at their Aug. 26 meeting that tax bills have been mailed and some have already been paid. The first half is due by Nov. 15; the second by April 15, 2014.


Schuab also informed the board that a dividend check from the Maine Management Association Risk Management Services had more than than doubled from last year. The check was for $1,995 and the usual dividend check in years past has been roughly $900, he said.

The dividend is the result of the town’s “good loss experience and loss prevention programs,” according to association’s news release. The dividend covers the town’s workers’ compensation and property/casualty policies.

Schaub also told the board the Solid Waste Board was to meet on Aug. 27 to consider a revision to the Transfer Station Operations Manual that would allow residents to remove items from the metal pile, within reason. They also planned to consider other operational matters.

The operational manual currently prohibits materials from being removed from the metal pile.

Resident David Dion had asked at the Aug. 12 board meeting if the policy could be changed.

Selectpersons also accepted the bid for a $250,000 tax anticipation note from Androscoggin Bank at 2.67 percent interest. It will work like a business line of credit and accessed as needed to cover the town’s bills until taxes are paid, Schaub said.

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