TURNER — The Fish Street Riverbank stabilization project was awarded to Wyman and Simpson Inc. for $84,000. KRY Inc.’s bid was for $234,999, and K & K Excavation Inc. bid $192,800. This project involves the installation of three subsurface bendway weirs on the riverbed, riprap at the toe of the slope and related erosion-control measures along approximately 190 feet of riverbank.

The Board also approved spending up to $80,000 for a tanker truck, pending an inspection of the vehicle and test driving. The old tanker is a 1987 and has many issues. The one under consideration is a 2002 International located in Commodore, Pa., with only 27,000 miles.

Fire Chief Michael Arsenault will travel to Pennsylvania to check out the truck. He said he has $80,000 in his reserve fund for purchasing needed vehicles.

The Board discussed the Boofy Quimby Memorial Hall septic system by making sure any work would not affect the well, the location of which was unknown. Several ideas were tossed around to find the old well. A metal detector was the first solution voiced. Selectman Ralph Caldwell said if that failed, a water dowser would be called.

Town Manager Kurt Schaub says they are still assessing different solutions to the single-sort and solid waste disposal and transportation.

The Board voted to replace the problematic office server before it crashes and files are lost. Schaub said he would put together a plan for securing the funds by the next selectmen’s meeting. The cost is estimated to be $3,500.

Schaub reported that the tax commitment is planned for Sept. 2. He said the fund balance is $2,055,000, and the taxable valuation has increased by about $4 million from a year ago. A rescue budget has to be established, because the town has never paid a rescue chief, and that will make a difference in the overall budget.

Public Works Director Jack Moultrie reported that culverts were changed and ditching was done on Nezinscot Drive, Orchard Way and Back Cove Drive. Hot mix paving was done on Orchard Way and the intersection of Wilson Hill, Holbrook and East Hebron roads.

Moultrie said he had hired four seasonal employees after review of applicants and background checks were made on all four.

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