LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to allow two men to clean up a tax-acquired property on Route 106, if they have liability insurance and put in writing the town will not be liable if they get injured.

Town Manager Stephen Gould said he had an offer from Mark Smith and David Blais to clean the 3.5-acre property and a mobile home on it. They would take the materials to the transfer station, and salvage what they want, at no cost to the town.

The men must provide proof of liability insurance and a document stating the town is not responsible if anything happened to the men while on the property, Gould said.

In other matters, selectmen told a Spring Street resident that for the town to plow private part of the road, it must meet town specifications and get voter approval.

Colleen Kelly, who has just moved back to Maine, bought one of three properties past the 595-foot mark of the road the town plows.

“It is not a town road. It is a driveway,” said Bill Nichols, a foreman with the Public Works Department.

The road was accepted in 1907 to be plowed for 595 feet, he said. 

“We don’t plow private driveways,” Nichols said. “We cannot expend public funds on private driveways.”

He estimated the private part of the road is about 500 feet.

In the 1960s, it was plowed for a judge, he said.

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