CHESTERVILLE – At the March 27 town meeting, voters will be asked to consider accepting the dedications and re-opening the Adams and Gordon Hill roads for summer and winter maintenance.

The Adams Road starts at the intersection of the Ridge Road (Wheeler Hill) and ends at the Darlene Hamel residence. There are 29 property owners on the road.

The Gordon Hill Road is from the intersection of the Ridge Road to the Rick Webster residence. 11 own property there.

The county stopped maintaining the roads in the 1930s. It is unclear if the two roads were discontinued or closed by the town. Two attorneys have looked into the matter, but the records are not accurate enough to make a determination.

The town began plowing the roads again several years ago, but doing so was never brought before the voters.

Recently town attorney Frank Underkuffler said the town needed to obtain dedications from property owners on the roads, then take it to the voters. 

At the selectmen’s meeting Thursday night, Chairman Guy Iverson said he has started meeting with people on those roads to get the dedications signed. 

Iverson said the board is working to end the issue legally, not trying to close the roads. 

“Approval will provide documentation to clarify the issue,” Iverson said.

Selectman Tyler Jenness said more residents are living on the roads now.

Selectman Tiffany Estabrook said, “In 20-30 years we may have to do something different.”

Iverson will continue meeting with residents to obtain dedications. Residents may also stop at the Town Office to sign one.

The March 27 Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Town Office.

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