It looks like the 10-4 store is under new management and will be opening in the near future. Montville's Kimba Cseh will be heading up the new incarnation of the store, which will sell locally sourced food and continue to use part of the store as a restaurant.

There was talk about possibly jump-starting the dance hall section of the building with music shows and artists' galleries, and perhaps workshops and demonstrations, though this might develop organically once the store and restaurant have taken off, according to Cseh.

Approval for the dance hall section of the building would depend upon inspection of sprinklers once they have been installed, among other things. The Montville Planning Board did approve the store and restaurant at its Sept. 19 meeting.

Rabid skunk

There was a letter sent to the Montville Town Office from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention stating there had been a confirmed rabid skunk in Montville. No information about the location, who called it in, or if it had made contact with a human or pet was available.

Taxes

A note from Terry Fischer, Montville's tax collector:

Interest of 3.5 percent starts Sept. 28 on the unpaid balance of the Aug. 1 payment of 2018 property taxes. Interest will start accruing on the entire unpaid balance of 2018 property taxes on Dec. 29.

If you have not received a tax bill for 2018, please call or send Terry an email, trmontville@fairpoint.net or 342-5544. Office hours are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Terry will be out of the office the week of Oct. 22-26.)

Foreclosure notices will be mailed out the first week of October for unpaid 2016 property taxes. This year’s foreclosure date is Nov. 15. Terry will be glad to help with whatever information you may need to avoid this situation, including providing you with a balance due as of the foreclosure date, but please keep in mind that unless the entire amount for 2016 property taxes is paid in full by Nov. 15, by law, the foreclosure is automatic.

Liberty Library news

Ukulele Show

Monday, Oct. 1, 6 to 7 p.m. Jeff Weinberger from Montville, a local music teacher and a faculty member at Bay Chamber Music School, will be performing a mini-concert and demonstrating the ukulele. Jeff will be providing ukuleles for children to try and learn some simple songs. Ages 6-12.

Winter coat drive

Waldo County Triad invites the community to donate new and gently used coats (clean and in good condition). There is a collection box at the library and coats can be dropped off through Nov. 11.

Hats and mitten drive

The library is also collecting children's mittens for Walker School and small-sized mittens and hats for Waldo CAP Head Start. Our adult hats and cowls go to the Belfast Soup Kitchen and to the Triad program, which distributes warm winter clothing to our senior citizens in need. There is free yarn for this project at the library along with a basket for the finished items.

4-H auction

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Waldo County is holding an auction and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20. You can preview items at noon and the auction will begin at 1 p.m. at the Mount View High School cafeteria.

All proceeds support Waldo County 4-H scholarships and programs. Numerous Waldo County businesses and individuals generously donated to make the auction possible. What a great way to have some fun shopping for special gifts to give or treat yourself in a special way while supporting 4-H youth here in Waldo County.

Public previews of auction items are available online at https://extension.umaine.edu/waldo/programs/4h/auction and beginning at noon at the cafeteria on the day of the auction. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Joyce Weaver, 342-5971, joyce.weaver@maine.edu.

Until next time.

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