LIVERMORE — Selectpersons Tuesday, April 13, discussed options for the former sand/salt shed.

In 2015 voters approved $20,000 for engineering and design work for a new sand/salt shed.

At the time Livermore was on a state list of municipalities that had salt leaching into the ground. Without a new shed, the town would lose its contamination waiver and be required to get a Maine Department of Environmental Protection license.

Money to build the shed was approved in 2016.

“The old shed is in worse shape than I thought it was,” Selectperson Brett Deyling said. “I think we should look at some other alternatives for that building in the next year or so. It’s standing right now but I don’t think it’s going to stay that way.”

Selectperson Chair Mark Chretien asked if it could be reinforced.

“You might be able to, but I think we can find a solution that’s as cost effective, probably longer term,” Deyling said. He suggested getting another shipping container, putting it near the one already there and building a roof system over them.

It’s about $3,000 for a shipping container, Administrative Assistant Aaron Miller said.

They make systems that don’t look that bad, Selectperson Scott Richmond noted.

There is a company that makes them for the snow loads received in this area, Deyling said. For about $4,000 to $5,000 it could all be done, he noted.

Concrete would need to be poured, Chretien said.

There is concrete where the building is now and figuring a way to level up the shipping containers is fairly easy, Deyling said.

“Those shipping containers are structurally supported in the corners, so as long as the four corners are stable, the rest is structurally sound,” he noted. Put half of one on the concrete already there, then figure out the four outside corners, he added.

There may be money left in the transfer station budget, Deyling said. Once what has been expended is known that will tell what can be done, he noted. Deyling suggested placing Jersey barriers down the middle and keeping the width of the two pits the same.

“You’re looking at about $20,000 if not more,” Chretien said.

“We could do it in stages,” Richmond said.

“Buy the container this year, the trusses next year,” Deyling suggested.

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