OTISFIELD — The Board of Selectmen agreed Wednesday evening to look into purchasing new stoves for the Otisfield Community Hall at 292 Route 121.

Selectman Rick Micklon said the kitchen stoves are beginning to fail and he recommended replacing them.

“The top burner on one of the stoves is broken, and in that same stove, the oven liner is having issues,” he said. “I’ve heard complaints from people that both of them don’t operate properly.”

Micklon said the life expectancy of the stoves is seven to 10 years, and “we’re on the seventh year.”

“I took the liberty of going to Agren’s Appliances and talked to the store manager,” Micklon told the board.

He said it would cost $150 to send someone to look at the stove, and between $100 and $200 to repair stoves that “we paid $400 for.”

He recommended buying new stoves “rather than throwing good money after a damaged stove.”

Chairman Hal Ferguson agreed, adding, “If we’re going to be renting the community hall out for functions, we should have stoves that work.”

The board agreed to check the cost of replacing the appliances.

In other business, the board approved several minor edits to the beach control and town building ordinances.

Administrative Assistant Anne Pastore told the board that on the beach control ordinance, she adjusted the time that the beach on Pleasant Lake closes from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m.

One resident asked what the reason was for the change.

“Skulduggery,” joked Ferguson, to which Micklon added, “Nothing good ever happens after 9 p.m.”

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Otisfield Board of Selectmen Chairman Hal Ferguson, right, talks about buying new stoves for the Otisfield Community Hall with Selectmen Lenny Adler, left, and Rick Micklon (not pictured) at Wednesday evening’s meeting at the Town Office.


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