MINOT — Town Administrator Arlan Saunders informed selectmen Monday that the temporary patching on the Town Office roof failed during recent rains.

Saunders said that the leaking hadn’t been too bad, but that in addition to a repeat of the leaking problems in the treasurer’s office, water was leaking into the lighting fixtures in his office.

“I have hired State Roofing to go over the roof and temporarily seal any exposed areas and to caulk the flashing on the chimney and vents,” Saunders said.

Problems with the roof were discovered in late summer and, determining that the entire roof really ought to be replaced, Saunders had Highway Department personnel do a quick fix while he attempted to find a roofing company to do the job.

Saunders said that, given the lateness of the season and the fact that roofing companies have all the commitments they can handle, the roof replacement will have to wait until spring.

Saunders also gave selectmen the schedule for the process to set next year’s town budget, which sets Dec. 5 as the date for their initial review of budget requests.

In other business:

* Selectmen approved the renewal of the liquor license for the Maine Wedding Barn at Farview Farm on Center Minot Hill Road.

* Saunders reported that the town had received a check for $5,323 from the Mid-Maine Waste Action Corp. as the town’s share of the plant’s surplus operating funds. He also announced that he has received title to the 2012 Peterbilt truck, as the TD equipment finance lease has been paid off.

* Highway Supervisor Scott Parker reported that they have begun to prepare trucks for the winter season and that Peter Hemond told him that he will start hauling winter sand to the town pile on Monday, Oct. 31, with the hope that it will take three days to complete.

* Selectman Eda Tripp announced that she is accepting donations for Thanksgiving baskets and that she would be pleased if residents would bring a nonperishable item with them when they come to the Town Office to vote on Nov. 8.


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