Buckfield Board of Selectmen

Feb. 5, 2019

Buckfield Municipal Center

No Through Traffic

What happened: Selectmen held a public hearing on adding Sodom, River and South Hodgdon Hill roads to the town’s ordinance on through truck traffic and accepted changes to the document as amended.

What it means: Sodom Road resident Edward Allen brought the issue to Town Manager Joe Roach a month ago after tractor-trailer drivers were led by GPS down his road and were not able to back up. In addition to adding the three roads for restriction, the name of the document was changed to Regulating No Thru Traffic Ordinance. Bear Pond, East Buckfield, North Hill and Paris Hill roads were restricted to through truck traffic in December 2008.

What’s next: Roach will survey the roads to see what signs are posted and where new signs should be placed, including warning signs before truck drivers turn onto the posted roads.

Winter sand

What happened: Selectmen authorized Roach to buy up to 500 cubic yards of additional winter sand.

What it means: This would cost less than $5,000. If the town hauls the sand, it is $775 a yard. And if Lucas Enterprises of Sumner hauls it, the cost is 975 a yard. Public Works now has about 300 cubic yards of sand at its facility.

Appointments

What happened: Selectmen made appointments to boards and committees.

What it means: Vivan Wadas as a full member of the Planning Board for three years; Jessica McGreevy to the Recreation Committee for two years; Cody Andersen to the Ordinance Committee for two years; Cassie Violette to the Appeals Board for three years and to the Community Day, Education Exploration and Beautification, Parks & Conservation committees for one year each; and Sandra Fickett to the Education Exploration Committee for one year.

What’s next: Vacancies include two seats on the Appeals Board, one seat on the Budget Committee, one seat on the Community Day Committee, four seats on the Ordinance Development, one alternate on the Planning Board, six seats on the Recreation Committee, one seat on the Road Committee and four seats on the Social Services Committee. Those interested in serving can get applications at the Municipal Center, 34 Turner St.

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