Editor’s note: This story is being reprinted because an earlier version with incorrect information ran in Thursday’s paper. It was a production error. 

MINOT — The Board of Selectmen will meet with Brian Lippold of Casco Bay Advisors to see if Minot can proceed on its own with a feasibility study to determine broadband expansion for the town.

Town Administrator Danielle Loring informed selectmen Monday night that Minot “was unable to secure any (municipal) partners for a broadband feasibility study.”

Loring said Lippold will come to the next selectmen meeting May 20 and give town officials an idea of what his services would entail and how the feasibility study can benefit the town.

If Minot pursues the study without other municipal partners it will cost $12,500, with the town paying $2,500 upfront. The study would provide information on network planning and engineering, utility pole and construction management and financial modeling of fiber optics.

In other matters, Highway Supervisor Scott Parker and Loring evaluated bids to pave Millett, Jeffrey and Cross roads, and chose the low bidder, P&B Paving Inc. of Gray.

The board was also told volunteers are needed to assist with the town’s Community Day event, scheduled for Saturday, July 20.

“Right now, we have a core group trying to coordinate everything,” Loring said, “and it would be nice to have more people to help with setup, tear-down, running children’s games and even donating bake sale items.”

She said those who want to volunteer should contact her at the Town Office at 345-3305 or admin@minotme.org, via the town’s Facebook page or by attending the next Community Day planning meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Town Office.

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