WILTON — The Board of Selectpersons signed a warrant Tuesday for the Jan. 5 election of a new board member.

The ballot includes three candidates: Irving Faunce, Gerald Whitney and Jeffrey Rowe, Town Clerk Diane Dunham said.

The election is to fill the seat left by Paul Berkey this fall.

Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Town Office.

Absentee ballots will be available Dec. 7 and must be returned by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5.

In other business, the board heard an update on speed signs for Wilton roads covered by the Maine Department of Transportation.


After a resident of Stickney Court voiced concern about a lack of a speed signs on the road, MDOT was asked to do a survey on Stickney and Davis courts.

MDOT thinks 25 mph is not an accurate speed for these roads, Town Manager Rhonda Irish said. They want the speed on Davis Court to be posted at 20 mph and at 15 mph on Stickney Court. Signs will be posted with those limits, she said.

On Routes 2, 4 and 156, where MDOT has just completed construction at the intersection, the speed will be kept at 40 mph, she said.

Construction for the Waste Treatment plant has been started with a lot of trucking along Davis Court. Monthly meetings are held with contractors and anyone with any concerns can contact the Town Office and they will be brought to the meetings, Irish said.

Economic development consultant Darryl Sterling is working on a Community Development Block Grant for facade work similar to those given to downtown businesses in 2003, Irish said.

The grants are for $25,000 and can be used inside or outside a business. These are awarded to seven or eight businesses. Business owners can contact the Town Office for more information.


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