WILTON — The Board of Selectpersons agreed Tuesday to continue looking for potential candidates to fill the RSU School Board director seat recently vacated by James Black.

Black resigned from the School Board earlier this month because of his new job duties and family responsibilities. He was elected to a three-year term in June 2013.

Black is the new dean of students and athletic director at Mt. Abram High School in Salem Township.

Selectpersons will appoint a person to fill the position until the next municipal election in June 2015, Town Manager Rhonda Irish told the board. At that time, voters will fill the position for the rest of Black’s term, which would be one year.

In other business, the board awarded a roofing bid to Blodgett Builders of Wilton for $9,684.54.

The bid process for the Boy Scouts’ building at Kineowatha Park was repeated after the board rejected two bids earlier this month. The board questioned a large difference in the amounts between the two.


Three bids were opened Sept. 15. Aside from Blodgett, Taylor Construction of Wilton bid $12,800 and K.B. Construction of Livermore bid $9,800.

Board of Selectpersons Chairman Scott Taylor abstained, and the other four selectpersons accepted the bid.

Following a public hearing on automobile and junkyard renewals, the board unanimously approved three renewals for another year.

Code Enforcement Officer Roger Williams told the board that he found no real problems when he inspected Collins Enterprises, Haggan Enterprises and Mike Stickney’s garage at the end of Birch Street.

He questioned Collins’ use of two large truck boxes as a fence to the yard on the Munson Road side. 

The board members were not concerned, agreeing that the boxes have been there for a long time.


The board also discussed the town’s revolving loan fund, which currently has $46,000 available to use for economic development. Two businesses currently have loans at 6 percent interest. The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments manages the loan fund for the town.

A business owner recently inquired about the possibility of getting a loan at a lower interest rate, Irish told the board. Some costs for management are paid from the interest amount, but the board has the right to lower the rate, she said.

The board wanted more information before making a decision. They inquired about what type of business and whether it would fall within a higher-risk category.

The board approved the use of the foot of Wilson Lake, across from Bass Park, for Western Maine Community Action’s second Polar Bear Plunge on Oct. 25.

A ScareCrowFest is also being planned in the downtown area on the same day, Irish said.

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