NORWAY — The Select Board unanimously approved the 39 warrant questions for the June 14 Town Meeting during Thursday’s session.

The Select Board accepted the proposed budget submitted by all departments except the Norway Paris Solid Waste board, cutting its $282,000 request to last year’s level of $262,000. The Select Board’s action follows a similar action by the town’s Budget Committee.

The board cited the lack of detail in explaining the reason for the increase, including an increase in payroll; no amount in the proposed budget appeared earmarked for the future closing of the Frost Hill site; and the lack of explanation for the projected increase in disposal costs.

Norway splits the cost of the solid waste facility with the town of Paris, whose select board approved the higher rate. Norway voters can still adopt the higher request at the Town Meeting. If Norway and Paris vote for different NPSW budget numbers, the lower figure will be adopted for both towns.

In other business, the board entered into a partnership with the Maine Department of Transportation for nearly 4 miles of paving on Greenwood Road from Route 118 to Morse Road. The paving project will cost the town $71,000, while MDOT is responsible for sweeping the roadway and inspecting and placement of  signage for traffic control.

The board agreed to place three tax-acquired properties out to bid — 4 Poplar Drive, 34 Dean Ave., and  75-A Holt Road. Town Manager Dennis Lajoie said the three properties are among the oldest ones on the books that owe back taxes, but there has been little or no contact with the property owners. Combined, the three properties owe nearly $10,000 in back taxes. Lajoie said the town would reach out to the property owners one last time to avoid a potential sale.

Jeff Stuhr was appointed to the Planning Board.

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