WOODSTOCK — Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation met with selectmen Tuesday evening and offered to sell the old state highway garage on Route 232 to the town.

Town Manager Vern Maxfield said Lorrinda Connelly and Norm Haggan told the board the town could have the 40- by 80-foot building for $12,500.

“That building actually hasn’t been in use for about 10 years now,” Maxfield said. “The MDOT built a new building in Dixfield and moved in there awhile ago. They told us that if they ever decided to sell their old building, we would be at the top of the list of people they’d ask.”

Connelly and Haggan said MDOT would sell the building to the town for $125,000, with several payment options available.

Maxfield said if the town purchased it the Highway Department would likely move into it.

“The MDOT building is bigger than the space that the Highway Department currently has,” Maxfield said. The Highway Department’s building is 45 by 55 feet.


Fire Chief Kyle Hopps told selectmen that if the Highway Department moved into the old state garage, the Fire Department could use its building and the town garage.

Maxfield said the town is very interested in purchasing the state building, but there was “a lot of bridges to cross before making a final decision.”

“We’re taking this very carefully,” he said.

In other business, selectmen voted to approve a $500 request from the MollyOckett Days Committee in Bethel. The money would help pay for fireworks.

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