LIVERMORE — Selectpersons will appropriate up to $5,200 to repair the town’s excavator and have put the Town Office’s phone system upgrade on hold.

Administrative Assistant Amy Byron said Tuesday that Highway Foreman Roger Ferland discovered the damage to the excavator when he returned as foreman in July 2016. The road crew hasn’t been able to use the excavator since then. The worst-case scenario is that the brush head will need to be fixed, she said.

Ferland told the selectpersons Monday night that he had received an estimate of $5,200 to repair the excavator from Heavy Machines in Skowhegan, where it had been bought a few years ago.

On the proposed phone upgrade, Byron said, Expenet had done some testing in preparation for upgrading the phones and discovered the internet connection isn’t clean enough. More research is needed to determine what the problem is, but with no cost estimate available, the board couldn’t approve the research.

Byron said she would check with Time Warner to try to figure out the issues. Internet has been provided at no cost by Time Warner for years. 

In other business, Byron said new Code Enforcement Officer Travis Tardif has announced his schedule for the coming months. He will be at the Livermore Town Office one day a week, but the day will vary from week to week. 

Beginning in July, Byron said, Tardif’s schedule will be posted on the town’s website, livermoremaine.org/index.html.

“He works at the mill, knows about construction and wiring,” Byron said. “He’s getting hands-on training with (current code officer who is retiring) Richard Marble and invested a lot of time already. He seems very organized.” 

Byron said the board was also told that the paving at the new sand/salt shed will be repaired in July. A groove in the paving is causing water to run under the door. The reimbursement check for the building was received from the state on June 8, Byron said.

“The new carpet and counter was installed last week,” Byron said. “It improves accessibility and provides an area to take confidential information.”

A new counter and carpet have been installed at the Livermore town office. Pictured behind the new counter are Deputy Town Clerk Jean Tardif at left and employee Sherry Baker.


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