NORWAY — Town Manager Dennis Lajoie told the Select Board on Thursday that he plans to recommend Jeffrey Campbell be appointed as police chief in August.

Campbell is an investigator for the department. The Select Board must approve the recommendation.

Police Chief Robert Federico has said he will retire Aug. 4. He has served as police chief since 2004.

In another matter, the nearly century-old Sandy Shore Swimming Club received unanimous approved from the board to continue marking its swim area on Lake Pennesseewassee with a buoy line.

Established in 1923 for residents of Paris Hill, the club is operated on an irrevocable trust to allow members, residents of Paris Hill, to retain the property on the north side of lake as a recreational area. The group is not allowed to sell the property, under the terms of the trust agreement. The club pays taxes to the town.

Tucked away in a cove, the buoy line will run parallel to the shore about 200 feet out, protecting swimmers from boaters.


Also at the meeting, two companies from Waterford were awarded contracts to upgrade the town’s website and supply with remote equipment for videoconferences.

TownCloud, which Lajoie said specializes in designing websites for small municipalities, was the low bidder in a national search, which included companies from Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin and Denver. Some of the bids were three and four times more than TownCloud’s bid of $4,789.80. A trial run using the software to generate the agenda for Select Board meetings received positive reviews.

A second Waterford company, Modem Ways, was the low bidder to provide remote equipment for both the large and small conference rooms in the Town Office for $25,988. Funds from the town’s allotment from the American Rescue Plan Act will pay for both projects.

The board approved an application for a vendor license for Isuken Co-op Food Truck of Lewiston to operate at the Alan Day Community Garden farmers’ market at 26 Whitman St. The truck will operate Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Sept. 2.

During the discussion, Selectmen Ryan Lorrain and Dennise Whitley suggested having a food truck park in town. Whitley said she visited one last week in Bridgton, which she said featured nine trucks and attracted hundreds of people. She wondered if the same could be done in Norway.

In his report, Lajoie said he anticipates an agreement soon with H.E. Callahan Construction of Auburn for phase 1 to upgrade the municipal complex. The first phase would include safe expansion, the garage, phone wiring and American Disabilities Act compliance. For phase 2 — swapping the police department and community space — Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins have recommended the town receive an $850,000 grant for the project. Lajoie expects to hear this year whether the grant is approved.

Steve Powers is serving as acting highway foreman, following the retirement of Art Chappel. Longtime Town Clerk Shirley Boyce retired last week. Deputy Clerk Lisa Lombard was promoted to clerk.

The meeting was the first for Selectman Danielle Wadsworth, who was elected in a three-way race for two seats last month. Thomas Curtis, who lost his bid for a third term, was presented a plaque by Chairman Russell Newcomb for his service.

Saying he loved his two terms on the board, Curtis said, “It’s a wonderful town. Please keep up the good work. As wonderful as this town is, there is a lot of things still to do.”

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