LIVERMORE — Selectpersons on Tuesday evening, March 26, awarded the bid to install a new septic system at the Town Office/Fire Station Complex at 10 Crash Road to Hillside Excavating of Livermore.

Owned by Matt Dion, the company’s bid of $10,300 was the lowest of five received. Others were $13,000 from Starrett Snow and Landscaping Services in Raymond; $14,120 from Jean Castonguay Logging and Excavation in Livermore; $14,800 from AJ Levesque Excavation in Turner; and $15,972 from Knox Excavation and Trucking in Livermore.

All contractors except Dion met with Chair Mark Chretien to go over the project before bids were due March 12. A decision was tabled at the board meeting that evening as Chretien wasn’t sure if Dion understood the scope of work involved.

Chretien was not able to contact Dion, moved to accept his bid. He will make sure everything that is in the specifications is what Dion will do.

Administrative Assistant Carrie Judd asked if Dion could change the dollar amount if the project entailed more than expected.

Chretien said Dion couldn’t change the amount, could decide not to accept the project.


Chretien said he and Roger Ferland, highway foreman would speak with Dion before drawing up the project contract.

In other business, Ashley Langlin-Hebert, Brettuns Wheelers ATV Club president, shared she is working on a municipal grant to cover repairs the ATV club doesn’t have funds for.

“The ATV club has a very big issue with Berry Hill [on Federal Road] and Crash Road,” she said. “Last year [the state] would have shut us down if it had not been the end of the season. We do not have enough money in our regular fund to do those repairs.”

After the December storm the culverts on Crash Road were overflowing, more water than ever before is being seen, Langlin-Hebert stated.

The 24-page grant packet will require a letter of support from the Select Board, Langlin-Hebert said. Once the grant application is completed, the town gives its approval and submits the grant, she stated. Once the grant is approved, work can start, she noted.

Langlin-Hebert planned to meet with Brian Milligan with the Bureau of Parks and Lands about the grant the first week in April.


A quote for the work estimates $15,000 for everything, with the state covering 90%, Langlin-Hebert noted. Materials weren’t included in the original quote, so it was raised a bit, the final bid might be lower, she said.

Selectperson Brett Deyling asked if the board would write the letter.

It is all drafted, a sample was provided in the packet, Langlin-Hebert replied.

She also requested ATV access from Gibbs Mill Road through Fish Meadow Road. “It worked out pretty good, would like to ask for that again this year,” she said.

Last June, the board approved a temporary ATV trail to access Rich’s Mountain from Gibbs Mill Road because the mountain trail was heavily damaged in May and following rainstorms.

Selectperson Jeremy Emerson said he had gotten complaints, the speed limit needs to be posted.

Langlin-Hebert said signs were installed last year.

Multiple people have asked to have ATV access on all secondary roads, Langlin-Hebert stated. She said she doesn’t want that.

Selectpersons approved that request plus one for one-day access along Goding and Spruce Mountain roads for the Spruce Mountain Ski Slope hill climb scheduled for Aug. 17.

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