NORWAY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday evening to allow the Parks and Recreation Department to close a single lane of Water Street for the 5th Annual Family Fishing Festival at Butters Park.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 2.

Parks and Recreation Director Debra Partridge said the plan is to close one lane from the Water Street parking lot to Main Street. Traffic coming from Pikes Hill would be allowed to drive through “so they could turn left toward Lake Pennesseewassee.”

She said drivers cannot turn left from Pikes Hill onto Main Street.

Partridge said, “Traffic traveling south on Main Street would need to go to Pikes Hill to take a right” onto Main Street, rather than turning right onto Water Street.”

Selectman Russell Newcomb said the festival is a great event and “I’m all for anything we can do to help support it.”

The board postponed a vote on the proposed 2018-19 municipal budget because Newcomb said he wanted to review it further.

The board also voted to accept the following grants, donations and reimbursements:

• $1,683 refund from Kyes Insurance to be used toward the town’s updated vehicle count;

• $668.80 reimbursement from Oxford County to be used toward Police Department training;

• $300 from Joan Cummings, in memory of Stuart Cummings, to be used toward the Norway Family Fishing Festival; and

• $193.50 from Dockside Diner to be used toward Norway softball.

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Norway Board of Selectmen Chairman Warren Sessions Jr. listens as Parks and Recreation Director Debra Partridge explains plans for the Norway Family Fishing Festival at Thursday night’s meeting. (Matthew Daigle/Sun Journal)

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