LIVERMORE — Selectpersons this week set the hourly rate for temporary snowplow drivers and announced Rural Community Action Ministry is looking to fill two positions.

Administrative Assistant Carrie Castonguay told the board that the town of South Berwick will pay $14.11 per hour for temporary snowplow drivers with Class B licenses. The rate in South Portland is $14.50 per hour.

The board voted to advertise the openings with an hourly rate of $13.72 per hour. That amount is $1 less than the lowest rate paid for full-time drivers.

Castonguay also read excerpts from a letter from RCAM’s Judy Hamilton. RCAM is looking for one or two people from Livermore to serve on the board of directors and the Hunger Coalition Committee.

RCAM serves Buckfield, Canton, Greene, Hartford, Leeds, Litchfield, Livermore, Monmouth, Sabattus, Sumner, Turner, Wales and Wayne.

On Wednesday, Hamilton said, “Ideally, RCAM would like to have a representative from each of those towns serve on the board of directors.” Having someone from Livermore on the board would help the town get what it needs and help RCAM understand what the town needs, she said.

The other opening is for the Hunger Coalition, which was formed last May. The coalition typically meets on Tuesday afternoon at the Hartford Town Hall.

Hamilton said the coalition is working to enhance the U.S. Postal Services’ Stamp Out Hunger Campaign. It is held the second Saturday in May when nonperishable food is collected by rural mail carriers.

“Carriers in Livermore and Canton are not obligated to participate. We’re trying to get rural carriers online to participate,” Hamilton said.

RCAM’s Hunger Coalition is also supporting the Livermore Elementary School food pantry. “We’re hoping to get someone active with that pantry involved with the coalition,” Hamilton said.

On Oct. 31, the coalition will have an information booth at a craft fair in Hartford. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hartford Town Hall, 1197 Main St. The hall is on Route 140 near the intersection with Route 219.

On Nov. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., RCAM will sponsor an Empty Bowl Supper at the Hartford Town Hall. The menu consists of soup, salad, rolls and dessert. Proceeds will support gardening and hunger prevention programs at RCAM.

For $10, each guest will be served soup in a ceramic bowl created by pottery class students from Buckfield High School, Leavitt Area High School in Turner and Maranacook High School in Readfield. Hamilton said Auburn Mud Room participants and other groups are also creating bowls for the supper.

“RCAM is moving toward more participation in the outer ends of the thirteen towns involved,” Hamilton said.

If interested in serving on the board of directors and/or the Hunger Coalition, call RCAM Executive Director Mary Beth Paquette at 207-524-5095 or email [email protected]

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