NEW GLOUCESTER – Selectmen on Monday approved two change orders for the $4.6 million public works facility at 611 Lewiston Road.

Ganneston Construction of Augusta plans to begin this week with a logging operation at the 25-acre site shared with the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department.

The board authorized the town manger to sign two orders for $52,463 and $7,164 for building two detention ponds to manage stormwater runoff.

Town Manager Carrie Castonguay said voters approved up to $4.6 million for the facility, which includes a sand/salt shed.

“It is not our intent to add to the $4.6 million project cost,” she said.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a permit for the project.


“We knew initially that stormwater management costs would be needed and set aside $25,000 for the front portion,” board Chairman Steve Libby said.

In other business, the board approved renewing a junkyard license for 2019 for Larry and Vicki Wedge at 119 Sabbathday Lake Road, subject to installing a fence before Nov. 30.

The board grappled with a first reading of a drug and alcohol policy and drug testing procedures for employees. The document complies with the Maine Substance Abuse Testing Law and the Maine Department of Labor Rules. More information will be sought by the town manager.

The board also granted 14 abatements that include $7,688 for real estate and $4,618 for personal property.

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