NORWAY — The town’s tree warden is scheduled to present a comprehensive plan on how to handle a disease threatening Norway’s ash trees during the Board of Selectmen meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Town Office.

Town Manager Dennis Lajoie said that in 2016, the town was awarded a Project Canopy grant, which would be used to develop an inventory to identify the number and location of ash trees in Norway, and to develop a comprehensive plan to minimize economic and aesthetic effects of the emerald ash borer, or jewel beetle, on the town’s ash trees.

Before receiving the grant, Tish Carr, the town’s tree warden, told the selectmen that more than 40 million ash trees have been killed since the disease was first discovered in 2002.

Lajoie said that Carr would be presenting the information she discovered using the grant money, along with a comprehensive plan on how to deal with the issue.

Other items on the agenda include:

• Acceptance of funds from the recently dissolved Oxford County Regional Recycling Corporation.


• Application for $10,879 sewer abatement at 4 Woodland Drive.

• Draft revised policy for the disposition of tax-acquired property.

 • Report by the town manager.

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