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Selectmen updated on town projects


by Tim Croes
Staff Writer - The Baysider
October 17, 2012
ALTON — The Alton Board of Selectmen met on Monday, Oct. 8, and was given updates on projects in town from Town Administrator Russ Bailey.

Bailey recommended that the West Alton Fire Station roof bid be put out to re-bid due to the changes in the insurance requirements. All bidders were notified to re-bid under the new requirements, and the board approved the suggestion.

The board approved not purchasing a piece of property located in front of McDonald's and The Homestead.

Bailey provided the board with a sample of the revised E911 and emergency inserts that will be included in the tax bill.

The board rejected a request for a resident to appeal for a driveway distance of only 250 feet.

The board approved the minutes from Sept. 20, 24, 26 and Sept. 27.

Bailey informed the board that the next project that the highway department would be working on would be Roger Street, at a cost of $60,000.

Vice-chair Loring Carr reported that two bids came in on installing a new HVAC system in the town hall, with a separation of $160,000 between the two bids and the low bid being $230,000. This bid included the cost of the air conditioning pumps, which included $75,000. A quote of $1,500 was received to fix the railing and the town was waiting on a second bid to be received.

Other Business

The board approved a project by Eagle Scout Thomas Darling to build a shed at the Pearson Road Senior and Community Center.

The board approved signing the election warrant. The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Prospect Mountain High School.

The board approved a commuter grant, totaling $4,500.

The board approved a pair of final petitions for signatures from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op.

The board approved a road easement on Hurd Hill Road.

The next scheduled meeting of the Alton Board of Selectmen is on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.

Tim Croes can be reached at tcroes@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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