PERU — Town Clerk Vera Parent presented a sample ballot to selectmen for their approval Monday night.

The ballot covers items on the June town meeting warrant. It is two pages printed on both sides and will be read by machine.

Parent said the reader is very sensitive so it is important that residents fully fill in the box for their choice and do not make any extraneous marks on the ballot. She said if a voter makes a mistake they must get a new ballot.

A public hearing on the warrant will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in the old Peru Elementary School.

Selectmen will meet May 27 due to Memorial Day on May 26.

The town has foreclosed on several properties with overdue taxes and is preparing to dispose of them. A resident who rents one of the properties asked if he could pay the back taxes. Selectmen said he could not obtain ownership just by paying the taxes and it was too late to stop the foreclosure process.

Selectmen Secretary Angela Barkhouse said the water quality report on the Worthley Pond Road spring says the water is safe to drink.

Selectmen renewed the mowing contract with Todd Piper at the same rate paid last year. Piper will receive $6,000 for mowing the cemeteries and $800 for mowing the town garage property.

Selectmen appointed Robert Dolloff to be the election warden.

They also appointed 14 ballot clerks: Nancy Knox, Gloria Donahue, Olga Richardson, Pamela Mackenzie, Bonnie Marien, Isabelle Child, Isabel Duguay, James Worthington, Harold Rowley, Ernest Placey, Nancy Rowley, Constance Bragdon, Jane Newton and Gladys Placey.

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