PERU — Jim Pulsifer, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, announced at Monday’s board meeting that a public hearing on the Oxford County budget is set for Tuesday.

The hearing begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the county commissioners meeting room in the courthouse on Western Avenue in Paris.

Selectmen have set a public hearing for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Town Office on an article for a townwide property revaluation. If approved at the polls in November, the money to pay for it would come from reserve funds and surplus.

In other business at the meeting, selectmen tabled David Mayo’s request for a building permit for a primitive hunting camp with no plumbing or electrical service. Selectmen decided to consult with Code Enforcement Officer Jack Plumley to determine if a remote camp can be built without sanitary facilities.

Selectman Danny Ring recommended selectmen discuss when building permits are required.

The board also tabled a request from former Selectman Dickie Powell to renew his junkyard permit. Selectmen will inspect the yard Wednesday.

Road Commissioner Joe Roach reported that projects on Mineral Springs and Gammon roads were completed under budget.

Roach said he will contact a property owner on Burbank Road where logging trucks have left mud on the road. He said he expects the logger and landowner to cooperate in cleaning it up.

In anticipation of the town’s 200th anniversary in 2021, selectmen have a committee developing a town seal. Resident Martha Witherell said the committee was nearly ready to make a recommendation.

Pulsifer said residents will vote on the design before an official town seal is adopted.


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