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Wolfeboro selectmen accept generous gift for Libby Museum

September 05, 2018
WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Board of Selectmen had the pleasure on Aug. 15 of accepting a gift of $118,463 from the Betty Jane Schroth Revocable Trust for the Libby Museum.

Town Manager Becky Merrow called the Libby "a gem" and said the town is " a very proud benefactor" of the generous gift from the family and friends of Schroth and promised to put the money to good use.

The board also listened to a request from Joseph Borella, a resident of Westwood Drive, speaking on behalf of his neighbors, that the speed limit be set at 15 – 20 mph before signs are posted following reconstruction and paving of the newly accepted town road. Merrow said a limit of 25 mph could be allowed without necessitating a traffic study, per state statute, for the lesser limit.

She said a school zone is 20 mph and said she thought the 25 mph would be appropriate for the neighborhood. The board agreed.

Merrow encouraged the board to settle on mutually agreeable dates to meet with the Budget Committee in October, a reminder that the budget process will soon be underway.

Among her list of meetings in the past few weeks, Merrow praised the ability of the L.I.F.E. Ministries Food Pantry to stretch their food dollars by coordinating with the State Food Bank and said she was "impressed by the depth and breadth of giving in this wonderful community."

She met with the Information and Technology Committee,which she said spawned a discussion of FirstNet, an independent organization within the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The law gives FirstNet the mission to build, opeate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless boardband network dedicated to public safety. AT&T has been chosen to be the provider.

Merrow has set a meeting in Wolfeboro for Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m., location to be determined to learn more about the national and state project.

Primary Election Day for local and state wide candidates is Sept. 11. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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