RANGELEY — Selectmen Chairman Dave Burgess on Tuesday tabled discussion on a request for an art show and sale in Lakeside Park until the town gets advice from the Maine Municipal Association.

A large and vocal crowd attended Tuesday’s selectmen meeting to support Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ request.

The will deeding the park to the town stipulated that no for-profit events could be held on the property, which some members of the board said applied to art sales.

The board will get a legal opinion from MMA on the possibility of amending the will.

Selectman Donald Nuttall reminded the board that a town vote in 2009 overwhelmingly supported the Rangeley Friends of the Arts plans to use the park as a venue.

Selectmen Gary Shaffer and Pam White thought the town should abide by the deed.

Members of the public said Rangeley Friends of the Arts had held the event in the park for years with no repercussions.

In other business, Burgess announced that in view of the number and size of requests for donations, the board placed a $200,000 cap on total donations from the town. Any requests over that amount would have to be put on a warrant for a vote at town meeting.

A liquor license renewal was granted to Mingo Springs Golf Course, pending the fire chief’s inspection of the premises later in the spring.

Town Manager Tiki White was given permission to hire a part-time code enforcement officer.

The appointment of Earl Ross as interim road commissioner until June 30 was voted down.

On the recommendation of transfer station manager Rick Godaire, the board awarded a five-year solid waste and oversize bulky waste removal contract to Waste Management, which has handled the town’s waste for more than 20 years.

Clerk of the Works Scott Wilson presented figures for two bids to replace the sewage pump station generator. After detailed questioning, the board awarded the bid to Kokernak Generator Sales of West Gardiner with a low bid of $85,457, including installation on slabs that the town will provide.

Donations for the ICE Vigil memorial have been brought to the Town Office and accounted for. Since checks were written to a third party who is no longer involved in the project, the board asked White to return the checks to the donors with a request that they be reissued payable to the town of Rangeley.


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