June 27, 2020TUFTONBORO — Tuftonboro's summer includes concerts at 19 Mile Bay Beach (back on after initial cancellation), road work on Dame and Northline Roads and notice of a vacancy on the Budget Committee.
The summer concert series at 19 Mile Beach, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Commission, will begin on July 23 with the Wooden Nickels Band, followed by Brian Hastings and Sky Road on July 30, the Terry Collins Band on Aug. 6, and Carolyn Ramsay on August 13. Admission is free. Attendees are asked to bring their own food or snacks, favorite chair or blanket, and respect others by keeping to the CDC social distancing recommendation. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.
Road Agent Jim Bean has shared that water coming off the fields on either side of Northline Road requires 800 feet of underdrainage that was not budgeted for and winter damage to Dame Road has created additional expense as well.
The selectmen have agreed that the top section of Dame Road will be left unpaved this year to cover the unanticipated expenses. Bean, in discussion with the board, suggested replacement of a culvert on Dame Road near Ledge Hill Road, removal of five large maple trees from the ditch line on the lower section and excavation and cutting of rocks. The plan would be to rebuild the middle section of Dame Road and apply a base coat, but apply a base coat on the upper portion next year, and the top coat could be done all at once for the whole road.
Northline Road would receive another 450 feet of underdrainage and culverts and removal of a section of stone wall to allow more space for drainage, followed by paving of one half mile of the worst section.
The town is looking for a replacement on the budget committee following the resignation of Tom Young, who has recently been approved to serve on the Capital Improvements Committee. Interested registered voters are asked to submit a letter of interest to Town of Tuftonboro, Attn: Board of Selectmen, PO Box 98, Ctr. Tuftonboro 03816. Submissions are due by 2 p.m. on July 10. and are scheduled for review by the board on July 13, at 9 a.m.