POLAND — Town Manager Matt Garside told the Select Board on Tuesday night that the Transfer Station improvement project was found to “have no significant environmental impact” by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

The town was awarded a grant of $598,000 by the EPA “to improve the capability and capacity” of its waste Transfer Station “to expand recycling and municipal solid waste capability, improve safety through pavement repair and replacement, protect the environment by creating a non-porous laydown area for construction, wood debris and roll off containers, improve drainage, and enhance office space to handle increased customer demand.”

With no significant environmental impact there is no need for an environmental impact statement to be done.

Before receiving the grant, Poland must comply with certain requirements. The next requisite is a 30-day public comment period, which ends June 26.

In other matters, the board approved the bid of $25,985 from Emerson Chevrolet for a 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer for the Code Enforcement Office. The money will come from the department’s reserve account.

Before the meeting started, candidates for town offices introduced themselves and took questions from residents.

Suzette B. Moulton and Maryanne A. Hawkes are running for a three-year seat on the Select Board.

Incumbents Joseph Parent and Edward Rabasco Jr. and newcomer Randy Lautz are vying for two seats on the Regional School Unit 16 board of directors.

Elections will be held Tuesday.

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