Resident Norman Millett was presented with the 2021 Spirit of America Award, recognizing him for his dedication to the town.

Millett served 15 years on the select board, five years on the planning board and is currently serving on the board of appeals.

This year’s town report was also dedicated to Millett.

Selectmen decided to loosen guidelines on mask-wearing, now asking only non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask before entering the town office.

West Paris

Library Director Brenda Gould said she reviewed a proposal from LeMessurier Consultants for consultation fees for a window restoration at the public library for $21,470 and a proposal for the actual window restoration from Bagala Window Works for $36,000.

Selectman Dale Piirainen asked if they would have to pay $2,870 for the pre-construction and construction phases of the project again since they had already paid the amount once to Building Envelope Systems (since taken over by LeMessurier Consultants).

Gould said she planned to contact the company to see if they can get a quote for just the windows and not the pre-construction and construction phases.

Piirainen also wondered what would happen if the current windows were replaced by regular ones. Selectman John Eli White mentioned that the cost for regular windows would only be $25,000 compared to $57,470 for the proposals sent LeMessurier Consultants and Bagala Window Works.

According to the minutes, Gould said going with regular windows could jeopardize the library’s chances of getting the $20,000 Belvedere Grant she applied for and potentially could remove the building from “any historic lists.”

Gould said she’d know by August 15 whether or not the library will be receiving the grant.

According to the minutes, resident John Gould said he would check on information about historic preservation and windows and try to find answers to some of the board’s questions.

Selectmen agreed to table discussion on the matter until they know if they are going to grant or not.





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