SUMNER — Selectmen unanimously voted to draft letters to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police to alert them of ongoing all-terrain vehicle problems on Rosenberg Road.

At the Nov. 24 selectmen meeting, secretary Sondra Bragg said Vernon Bunce called the Town Office to report problems with ATVs on the road.

“He said he warned someone for being on the road with the ATVs and they didn’t heed the warning so he did it again,” Bragg said. Bunce wanted to know who could address the issue, she said.

“He’s called the sheriff’s department and has not gotten much in the way of a response,” Town Clerk Susan Runes said. “So we suggested he call the game warden and apparently was told, ‘That’s not up to us.’” She said Bunce was informed the issue falls under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office or state troopers.

“So we’re passing the buck here,” Selectmen Chairman Wally Litchfield said.

“It’s been such an issue on that road,” Runes said. “The riders aren’t respecting the fact that as a public easement road, it’s the residents who are maintaining the road and when it’s damaged it’s not the town that pays for it, it’s the residents.”

Litchfield asked if the town should draft a letter to the Sheriff’s Office.

“I think it would be very much appreciated by those residents that are living on public easement roads,” Runes said.

Selectman Mary Ann Haxton asked if the letter should also be sent to the state police. Litchfield agreed.

“It would be good to at least get something in writing and share with the resident we’ve done what we can,” Haxton said.

In other business, selectmen:

* Signed a tree growth application for intent to harvest for Tammy and Christopher Cerrato on Bonney Road;

* Appointed Bragg as addressing officer and administrative assistant for General Assistance;

* Were informed the salt shed was complete and the project cost $9,927. Roughly 33 tons of salt were delivered recently and stored in the shed;

* Held off discussing the case before the Board of Appeals regarding the driveway for a mobile park home, Butterfield Estates LLC, on McNeil Road, which is owned by Clifford McNeil. The Board of Appeals has until Thursday, Dec. 10, to make a decision;

* Heard from Road Commissioner James Keach that he double-checked everything on the punch list for Twin Bridge on Tuell Hill Road and everything looked good;

* Tabled paying the bill for the redesign of a culvert on Redding Road until they see the redesign and hear about a state grant application for it;

* Unanimously voted to have only one meeting in December: 7 p.m, Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Town Office.

* Learned feral and community cats can be spayed and neutered for free through a two-year grant through the Cleo Fund.

In other news, the Fire Auxiliary is hosting a raffle for the tree in the Town Office and gifts to one lucky winner. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner will be drawn at the craft fair at the Buckfield High School on Saturday, Dec. 5.

[email protected]

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.