Paris Board of Selectmen

Paris Town Office

May 22, 2017

Recycling

What happened: During open session, Gary Vaughn said he thought residents should vote whether or not the town should go to single-stream recycling.

What it means: Currently Paris has multi-sort recycling, where each type of recyclable has to be sorted out by category. In single-stream recycling, all recyclables are disposed together. Vaughn said the town would have to pay to get rid of recyclables if it converted to single-stream recycling. Janet Jamison, selectman and Norway-Paris Solid Waste Board chairman, said Vaughn issued incorrect information on the subject last week and commercial haulers were upset.

What’s next: Jamison said no decision will be made yet about the move to single-stream, and Norway and Paris will study recycling numbers at the Brown Street Transfer Station for a year.

Town manager report

What happened: Town Manager Vic Hodgkins gave selectmen an update on various town topics.

What it means: Hodgkins announced the town is soliciting bids for this year’s road projects, which include Mount Mica Road, Cottage Street and Stearns Hill Road. The bids will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 8.

He told officials that Nate Meserve is the newest employee at the Highway Department, and that the town’s working on drainage easements for the catch basin removal project. Hodgkins has been meeting with area town managers, and also met with Avesta Housing officials as the low-income senior housing project moves along at the Mildred M. Fox School. Last week, town officials were told the Billings Dam Bridge replacement project will take place in 2018-19.

Quitclaim deed

What happened: Selectmen unanimously approved a quitclaim deed for Advantage Auto Sales.

What it means: The company paid back three years of due taxes, interest and fees, about $7,500. The payment allows the town to deed back the foreclosed property on Paris Hill Road to owner Dan Goodbout.

School warrant

What happened: Selectmen signed off on the School Administrative District 17 budget warrant.

What it means: Town Clerk Liz Knox told selectmen they’re required to sign off on the warrant since the town is part of the school district, or face a fine. Selectmen previously discussed not supporting the school district budget.

What’s next: Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 13, to weigh in on the fiscal 2017-18 budget.

Kiwanis banner

What happened: Selectmen unanimously approved the Public Roads and Property Non-Standard Use form for the Kiwanis pancake breakfast banner.

What it means: The banner will be hung over Route 26 near KBS Builders Inc.

What’s next: The pancake breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, July 16.

Permit

What happened: Selectmen issued a one-day special amusement permit for Paris Hill Country Club.

What it means: The club will be allowed to host live music on Saturday, June 3, to celebrate the grand opening of the new deck.

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