POLAND — The town’s code enforcement officer, plumbing and electrical inspector, and town planner has notified officials he will leave those positions in two weeks, selectmen announced at their meeting Tuesday night.

Nick Adams said he expects to take a position in another town, which he did not name. He has been code officer for the past five years.

“We’ve reached out to Mechanic Falls and Raymond for help in the meantime, acting Town Manager Mark Bosse said. “We’re asking people to be patient.”
Selectmen appointed Ray Cloutier as electrical inspector through the end of June.
Bosse indicated that Sebago Technics would assist the Planning Board with land use questions, as needed. The engineering and land development consulting firm is headquartered in South Portland. 
Advertisements for Adams’ replacement ask that applicants have certification in code enforcement officer and be able to handle land use questions.
In other business, selectmen took Public Works Director Adam Strout’s recommendation and awarded the contract for a new plow truck chassis to Portland North Truck Center for $100,895, the lowest bid.
The town also received bids from O’Connor Motor Co., New England Kenworth of Maine, and Freightliner & Western Star of Maine Inc.
Viking-Cives of Maine, in Lewiston, submitted the lowest bid — $65,205 — for a plow and sanding equipment.
Other bidders were Allied Equipment LLC, Messer Truck Equipment and H.P. Fairfield.
Selectmen also approved two optional purchases from Viking-Cives: a calcium system for $2,935 and a plow for $7,300. That brings the total to $75,440.
The board also:
• Signed the Regional School Unit 16 budget validation referendum warrant for June 13;
• Heard from Bosse that the Recreation Department is seeking an attendant for the town beach on Tripp Lake;
• Appointed Jesse Childs to a three-year term on the Planning Board and Mark Wineberg as an alternate member of the Planning Board, for three years each.
• Agreed to forego their meeting July 4 and instead meet July 18; and
• Announced the Town Office will close at noon June 30 so staff can close the books for this fiscal year. 

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