LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen have agreed to close the Town Office the week of July 3-7 and on Fridays for 12 weeks this summer.

Town Manager Kristal Flagg advised the board Tuesday that Amanda Allen, town and sewer clerk and General Assistance director, will soon be on a 12-week maternity leave. And Dawn Young, tax collector, registrar of voters and excise agent, needs time off for knee surgery this summer.

That will leave Flagg and one part-timer.

“The problem is vacation time,” Flagg said. “You just can’t take time off and leave one person here by themselves for a week.”

She suggested closing the office July 3-7, and one day per week after that until Allen returned. Flagg said one person indicated an interest in coming in to help as needed.

Flagg said she wanted to see the office hours kept as usual until Allen goes on maternity leave. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Selectmen agreed to close the Town Office on Fridays once Allen leaves, and also from July 3-7. Regular office hours will resume once she returns.

Flagg said she was working with local towns to find someone who could help with General Assistance claims while Allen is absent.

In other business, the town will hold a cleanup week at the transfer station at a date to be determined. Residents would be allowed to bring up to one truckload of certain items per household for free from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The first 50 people to sign up at the Town Office would get a receipt to bring in items during a particular week, which they would present to the transfer station attendant. A form will be available at the Town Office stating what people can and cannot bring to the transfer station.

“If we get 50 people, we’ll do another week,” Flagg said.

She suggested doing it during the summer, when the transfer station is not as busy.

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In other business:

• Flagg announced the cooler on the Highway Department’s 2010 Freightliner wheeler truck will be replaced in-house for $2,000;

• Selectmen approved a $50,000 Fiscal Sustainability Plan grant to help pay for sewer line work; and

* Selectmen approved an update of the sewer treatment agreement with the town of Jay, from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

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“The problem is vacation time,” she said. “You just can’t take time off and leave one person here by themselves for a week.” — Town Manager Kristal Flagg


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