MEXICO — The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Tuesday evening to schedule a public hearing at their next meeting to discuss making the intersection of Meadow Street and Kimball Avenue a four-way stop.

Town Manager John Madigan said that a Mexico firefighter “brought to my attention that he’s seen an awful lot of cars speeding through that area.

“Right now, it’s a two-way stop, and he was looking to make that intersection a four-way stop instead,” Madigan said. “We did something similar to this on Osgood Avenue and Oak Street. We made that intersection a three-way stop, and it really slowed down traffic in that area.”

Chairman Richie Philbrick agreed with the idea of a four-way stop, and made a motion to schedule a public hearing for May 13.

In other business, the board agreed to allow the Mountain Valley Lyme Disease Awareness Coalition to place a series of large green ribbons in prominent areas across town.

The ribbons, Madigan said, would be to recognize and honor National Lyme Disease Awareness Month throughout May.

“They’ve asked if they can place it in a number of areas, such as beside the fire station, next to the library, near the Citizen of the Year sign on Main Street and on the memorial green,” Madigan said.

Selectman Reggie Arsenault said he didn’t see a problem with any of the locations, except for the Memorial Green.

“When we set up that area, we said that would be for the veterans only,” Arsenault said. “I don’t want any kind of sign there.”

Philbrick agreed, saying that the memorial green should remain a “veterans only” area.

Selectmen also approved a hawkers and peddlers license for the River Valley Farmers’ Market.

The market was held on Congress Street in Rumford during the summer of 2013, but resident Tom Sousa said it didn’t function as well in Rumford as it did when it was held in Mexico.

“We weren’t able to place any signs at the end of the street, where people could see them,” Sousa said. “We ended up having to stick them far away. Plus, parking was really difficult on Congress Street.”

Sousa said that if approved, the River Valley Farmers’ Market would set up shop from noon to 6 p.m. every Friday, starting the third week of May, near Region 9 School of Applied Technology.

Near the beginning of the board meeting, selectmen voted to approve a toll road on Main Street from 8 a.m. to noon May 17 for the Girls’ Youth Sports area program, with proceeds going toward the high school girls’ basketball and cheerleading teams.

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