RANGELEY — Nomination papers for 12 municipal offices are available, Town Clerk Ethna Thompson announced at Tuesday’s selectmen meeting.

Officers to be elected in June are two selectmen for three years, four Parks Commission members, two Sewer Commission members, one Water District trustee, and three RSU 78 directors.

Nomination papers are available at the Town Office on School Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for filing is April 28.

Before their meeting, selectmen held a conference call with representatives of the University of New England’s School of Pharmacy to discuss the results of UNE’s pharmacy services survey for Rangeley. While university agents said they could not promise a pharmacy in town, they mentioned possibilities of collaborative effort with Rangeley Family Medicine and the Fitness Center, with perhaps participation of one or more of the pharmacies in the Farmington area.

UNE will try to attend a seminar with the two health organizations and community members on April 9.

Transfer Station manager Rick Godaire asked the board to approve a contract with Archie’s Inc. of Mexico to take over recycling services at the station for April, May and June, when Sandy River Recycling phases out. He also asked to continue the contract for the following year while the town educates the public and gets infrastructure in place for single-stream recycling.

The board approved the three-month contract, but not the following year’s contract because bids are due from other recycling services.

With one board member absent, Chairman Dave Burgess tabled discussion of permits for two art shows sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts.

The arts group requests permits to hold the art shows in Lakeside Park, which by terms of the bequest granting the land to the town, does not allow for-profit activity. The group is non-profit but the artists would be selling works at the show.

Having all five selectmen at the April 1 meeting will avoid the possibility of a tie and give the group time to explore alternatives.

James Carignan was unanimously approved to the Budget Committee.

Fire Chief Tim Pellerin reported that Fire Sunday on March 9 saw the annual refresher training for the department.

Town Manager Tiki White reported she received three responses for information on donations to the Ice Vigil Memorial. One person had donated cash but did not recall the amount, while the other two people said their checks to the Guides and Sportsmen’s Association have not been cashed.

White said the individual in charge of the memorial has reportedly returned from vacation, but had not responded to frequent phone messages asking for a meeting.

The board suggested it was time to involve the town’s attorneys for advice on the matter.


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