NEW GLOUCESTER — Selectmen on Monday officially appointed Carrie Castonguay as town manager for the rest of this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

She will also serve as tax collector, town clerk, road commissioner, welfare director, treasurer and Freedom of Access Act officer.

At their next meeting June 19, selectmen are expected to make appointments for the next fiscal year. They include all municipal employees and volunteers to boards and committees.

The board agreed to have the Town Office open until 2 p.m. Friday, June 30.

Castonguay said it will help those who want to obtain fishing and boating permits and register automobiles.

The board also agreed to close the Town Office on Monday, July 3, and allow employees to use vacation time or compensation time for a long holiday weekend. All town facilities will be closed Tuesday, July 4.

Board Chairman Linda Chase said the Parks and Recreation Committee is asking for revisions to a dog policy at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds recreational facility. It would require that all dogs be leashed and owners pick up litter. A dog left ashore when the owner was using a kayak recently attacked a person, she said.

Another request by the committee included banning all metal detection and digging at the fairgrounds for safety reasons.

In other business, Castonguay said 208 notices of tax liens on property were mailed May 19. The list is now down to 141.

Selectman Jane Sturgis, who is completing a three-year term, was praised by the board for her service and given flowers.


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