LIVERMORE FALLS — Fire Chief Edward Hastings IV told selectmen Tuesday evening that the fire station renovations are substantially complete.

“We’re back in the fire station,” he said. “Almost all of our equipment is there.”

Hastings said a few remaining tools stored at the former Livermore Falls High School would be returned to the station shortly.

Selectman George Cummings asked if the station’s back wall had been painted before it was sealed.

Architect George Parker said a primer sealer was applied before several coats of paint.

In October 2015, the town’s insurance company said it would no longer insure the station because of structural deficiencies that were discovered. The town was forced to move its equipment to the Jay Village Fire Station, and to a garage on the Karn Road in Livermore Falls. 

The renovations, which began last fall, cost roughly $720,000. The work included stabilizing the back wall, a new internally drained roof and insulation, weatherproofing, new unit heaters, fin tube radiators, a new boiler, concrete slab in one bay and a handicapped bathroom.

The Park Street station houses six trucks. 

In other business, selectmen approved a bid of $3,975 from Adam Sampson for land at 249 Leeds Road. The land doesn’t have any buildings on it, Tax Collector Dawn Young said.

Other bids received were from Alphonso Barker, $3,250; Jacqueline Crocker, $3,200; Scott Maxwell, $2,101; Joseph Young, $1,501; and Craig Proctor, $1,500.

Selectmen and Young discussed where money to pay for newspaper ads for bids comes from.

Young said it’s taken from the legal fees account.

Selectman George Cummings said he preferred the money come from a separate account.

In other business, selectmen approved a $4,000 bid from Patricia Blais for a foreclosed property at 11 Cargill St.

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