Montville Town News
This past weekend was so beautiful we decided to take a drive and pick some apples. We ended up at Main-ly Apples in Dixmont. It was a picture perfect day and it seems like it is a very good year for the apple crops judging by the amount of apples on each tree. 2 bags of apples, some cider and some sweet pickles. We had no idea it was their 30th Anniversary as well. Congratulations!
Town Office News
The Board discussed the work that needs to be done on the Town House. They would like to paint the interior walls with fire-retardant paint and put in the new emergency door this fall.
The last Tuesday Select Board meeting will be held on Oct. 15. Beginning on Oct. 21, the Board will meet on Mondays at 7:00. Administrative Assistant Susan Shell's hours will change to Mon 3-9, Tues and Wed 9-2.
The Select Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed, "Ordinance Restricting Vehicle Weight on Posted Ways," on Monday, October 28. The ordinance is needed to enforce the seasonal posting of town roads that occurs each spring.
New transfer station stickers. The transfer station attendants would prefer that we use three different colors for the three different-sized bags, which will now have varying prices. We will also provide punch cards in matching colors to cut down on the cost of stickers. We will aim to start the new system on Saturday, November 2. Ask at the transfer station for more information.
Following the decision from the Special Town Meeting to allow use of the meeting room, the Board discussed draft policies. While their decisions are not yet final, the Board agrees that people wanting to use the building during nonbusiness hours will need to fill out a use agreement, agreeing to pay any damages incurred as a result of their use of the building and to hold the town harmless from liability. The Board also agreed to not charge anyone to use the meeting room, but to ask for a nominal donation to help cover the costs of heat and electricity.
The Select Board is looking for a Montville resident who is willing to serve as the town's representative to the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center. The three-year volunteer position entails a monthly board meeting as well as work responsibilities between meetings. This is a great opportunity to have some input and be in the loop of things in the world of recycling. Very educational as well.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Susan Shell at 342-5543 or email her at email@example.com.
The Waldo County Humane Society will hold three rabies clinics this fall on the following Saturdays: Oct. 12 in Brooks, Nov. 16 in Knox, and Dec. 7 in Lincolnville. All clinics will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. For more information, go to bangordailynews.com/community/free-rabies-clinics-from-waldo-county-humane-society-this-fall/.
Town Office hours:
Monday & Wednesday 9-3 (some transactions 3-5), Tuesday 2-7, 1st & 3rd Saturday 9-11.
Check out their website for more information: www.montvillemaine.org
Liberty Library News
The Liberty Library wants to thank the anonymous donors who purchased almost a $100 worth of books and DVDs from our WishList on Amazon. What a wonderful surprise! Come check out the new items, such How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods by Andrew M. Barton, and the Unfinished Song, DVD. You can find "Recently Added Titles" on our website www.liberty.lib.me.us
A reminder that Story Time for preschool children and their caregivers on Thursday mornings at 10:30. The topic for this weeks Story Time (Thursday, October 17) is "Leaves".
Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance Event
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hike the Northern Headwaters trail.
This 3.5-mile loop takes hikers past a pristine section of the Sheepscot River headwaters and through a variety of forest types including majestic mature hemlock stands. The hike is of moderate difficulty. Meet at the Whitten Hill trailhead and parking lot on the Halldale Road 1.5 miles from Rte 220. Please bring a bag lunch and water, we will plan to picnic along the way. Co-sponsored with the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
That's about it for this week. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email or give me a call.
Until next time.