JAY — Selectpersons voted Monday to get bids on clearing a roughly 20- by 2,000-foot sewer line easement in Livermore Falls.

Sewer Department Superintendent Mark Holt said the job would likely cost between $5,000 and $10,000.

The easement is roughly 2,000 feet long and 20 feet wide and has trees, poison sumac and ivy, vines and bushes growing in it, Holt said. 

Bidders will be required to attend a meeting before submitting an offer.

The sewer line starts just before a defunct pizza shop on Main Street in Livermore Falls and runs between the ATV/snowmobile trail and the railroad tracks, Holt said. It is on the former Otis Mill property.

Though the line is in Livermore Falls, 98 percent of the sewage flow that goes through the line to be treated at the Livermore Falls treatment plant is from Jay, according to Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere.


The towns have an interlocal agreement for the operation and maintenance of the plant owned by Livermore Falls, which is based on sewage flow from each town. 

Per the agreement, Jay is responsible for 98 percent of the cost of the clearing and Livermore Falls is responsible for 2 percent, Holt said.

Once the easement is cleared, it will be maintained, Holt said.

In other business, LaFreniere told selectpersons that after the July 23 board meeting, they contacted the town’s insurance representative and were given the OK to use wood chips for the Church Street Playground. Initially, LaFreniere said they were told that the town had to use playground-certified chips to meet safety requirements.

Verso Corp. donated felt and wood chips, she said.

The Public Works Department crew took up the sod, rearranged playground equipment to meet space requirements and put down wood chips.


Jay Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere (Sun Journal File Photo)

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