NORWAY — The owner of Double T Fence told the Norway Planning Board he has outgrown its facility on School House Road in Oxford and wants to relocate to 222 Waterford Road. 

Dale Merrill said at Thursday night’s meeting that the Norway site has more space to store and display fencing outside, and the building is larger than the one he uses now.

The building has previously a storage facility and a motorcycle repair shop, Merrill said.

He said he would install fencing in front of the building and put a gate in so “people can’t come in after hours.”

“The front of the building is going to be our showroom, the middle of the building is going to be storage for our parts, and the final section of the building is going to be where we do any welding or cutting that is necessary,” he said.

Merrill said he has begun cutting dead trees behind the property and is planning to put up a new sign.


“I’m looking into what permits I need to do that,” Merrill said.

Planning Board Chairman Dennis Gray said that since Merrill will be using the property for a commercial business, he’s not required to apply for a change of use permit.

“I don’t think any action is required by us, but I say that we should make a motion to congratulate Mr. Merrill and wish him good luck with his new building,” Gray said.

“I’ll make that motion,” Planning Board member Michael Quinn said.

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