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Ossipee selectmen will auction police cruisers

June 16, 2011
OSSIPEE — Selectmen here will soon be accepting bids for two retired police cruisers that have been replaced by two new ones as approved at Town Meeting.

In a discussion held over from last week's meeting, the town's public works director, Brad Harriman, made one more attempt to convince the board his department could use one of the cruisers. Harriman said his crews arrive at 6 a.m. and are often using the department's two pickup trucks and SUV filled with equipment out at several job sites by the time he arrives at 8 a.m. This leaves him to use his personal vehicle to drive the town overseeing work being done or other errands and trips for the department.

Selectman Harry Merrow said he is not interested in the town owning a fleet of vehicles and opposed keeping the cruiser which Harriman said will likely not fetch more than $1,200 at auction. All three selectmen voted against keeping a cruiser and the voted to put the cars out to bid.

Other business

Chapel Road Bridge will be closed for about three weeks beginning June 20. There will be a detour along Pine Hill Road to Ossipee Mountain Road.

Ossipee Main Street Program's Farmer's Market will be held in the Main Street Park on Moultonville Road beginning June 28 and running on Tuesdays through Aug. 30.

Old Home Week event schedules and July 4 parade applications are available at the town hall and on the town's Web site at www.ossipee.org.

Selectmen are awaiting a list of names of residents that will form the fire department survey committee. Precinct officials were asked to select two people from each precinct to represent the precinct's interest in drafting the fire department consolidation survey. Those names were expected to be presented at the June 13 selectmen's meeting but by the close of the meeting they had not been received.

Martin Lord Osman
Varney Smith
Armen Kevorkian
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