MINOT — Selectmen on Monday awarded a contract to Bard Paving of Fairfield for $186,959 to pave Death Valley Road.

The bid was the lowest of six. The others were from Pike Industries for $198,687, Glidden Paving of Gorham, Spencer Paving of Turner, All States Paving of Windham and T.W. Paving of Mechanic Falls.

Saunders said he expected Bard’s offer would provide a base and surface coat for the 1½ mile road.

The highway crew has started ditching Death Valley Road and has installed a few culverts.

In other business, Saunders said he received a letter from Maine Emergency Management Agency indicating that the state is getting ready to release its reimbursement for storm damages from 2015. Minot’s portion is $2,849.

Highway Supervisor Scott Parker said his crew spent a couple days hauling off all the old culverts to the scrap yard, and had cleaned up around the Highway Department yard.

Parker said the crew will spend most of this week cleaning, mowing and installing flags in town cemeteries in preparation for Memorial Day.

Selectman Eda Tripp reported that she has received a copy of the approval for the homeowners’ association for Highland Drive.

The document, approved by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, gives the association the responsibility for maintaining the fire pond in the subdivision, and relieves the town of pond maintenance.

Tripp also noted that outstanding taxes for 2014, 2015 and 2016 properties total $120,245.


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