Gilead Town Office, left, and Town Hall, right. Rose Lincoln/Bethel Citizen

GILEAD — Voters at Gilead’s town meeting on March 30 will decide if they want to repair two town buildings.

Article 23 asks for $30,000 to replace the roof of the Town Garage/ Fire Station on Depot Street. At a Nov. 8 select board meeting Newry Fire Chief Randall Grondin asked that the roof be repaired as soon as possible, “as there are over a million dollars of tools and equipment in the building being damaged by the roof leaking and mold,” said Grondin.

More recently, Town Clerk Patsy Cox said they will not be using Town Hall on March 5 for voting because of an ongoing issue of black mold seeping through the roof. They were not able to vote there on Nov. 7 for the same matter. She said they are looking for a contractor that will cost-effectively eradicate the mold. The roof that caused the mold has been repaired.

Cox said the wood stove in Town Hall is unsafe, too, and needs repair.

Article 4 on the town meeting warrant asks voters to approve $1,000 for “much needed repairs on the 1883 Gilead Town Hall.”



Several town positions will be decided at Town Meeting:

Select Board Chair Freeman Corriveau is still deciding if he will seek re-election of his three-year term. Select board positions held by Alfred Leighton and Jon Howe are not up for re-election.

Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Registrar, and Administrative Assistant positions are up for re-election, too. Patsy Cox currently fills all five positions. All are three-year terms.

Road Commissioner, a three year term, currently held by Fred Corriveau, will be decided March 30, too.

Caeri Buck resigned from her position as Deputy Town Clerk on November 30. Her position will not be filled.

Other articles


Article 16 and 17 on the Town Meeting warrant are for roads and bridges. Article 16 asks for $10,000 for for repairs and replacements as needed for bridges. Article 17 asks for $30,000 to replace culverts and ditching on the Bog Road and North Road.

Article 18 is for $20,000 to put toward the building of a new structure at the transfer station to house public ways equipment.

Article 30 is for $1,000 for a capital improvement fund to purchase a generator for Town Office and Town Hall.

A different capital improvement fund for purchasing equipment asks for $5,000 in Article 5.

The select board will sign the warrant at their next meeting on Wed., Feb 14.

Gilead Town Office is open 10 hours each week: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to Noon

Gilead Town Meeting is March 30 at 7 p.m. at Gilead Town Office

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