From the Montville Town Office

For all people receiving emailed versions of the selectmen's meeting minutes: From now on, you will have to download the minutes from the town website (

Apparently selectmen have been advised that under Maine’s Freedom of Access Act (FOIAA), so-called "standing orders" for information are not permitted.

According to an email from Administrative Assistant Kathryn Campbell, "A person cannot request documents to be sent every week, or every month on a regular basis because one is effectively asking for documents that have not yet been produced."

Huh? Who would have thought all this time we were breaking the law?

You can however, request any town documents, including minutes, once they have been produced. Anyone who wants to make a specific request for minutes or any other weekly mailing you are receiving for any given week should contact the Town Office at 342-5544. Such a request will have to be repeated each week you want documents sent to you individually.

New Montville town clerk

Jodie Martin is the new town clerk and can be reached at 342-5544 or email Her hours are Monday, noon-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Beginning Sept. 1, she will also be available on the first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m-1 p.m.

Accepting bids for winter sand

Montville Board of Selectmen is accepting bids on winter sand and salt for the 2020-21 season. The screened sand is to be mixed with salt and delivered and placed in the Montville municipal sand-salt shed next to the transfer station on Route 220.

The town has requested 2,500 yards or until the building is full with no excess stored outside the building. Salt will be provided by the town and mixed with the screened sand by the contractor. All bids should be received at the Town Office no later than 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Trash stickers are now required at the Montville transfer station to throw out your rubbish. Stickers are available at the Town Office Monday, noon-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and at the redemption center (next to Maine Makers Society) Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Liberty Library News

The library is currently open Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a limit of four people for 30 minutes. Face masks are required and curbside service is available for those who are unable to wear one. Hand sanitizer is required upon entry and patrons are asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from other people. All items are to be returned to the book drop outside the library.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.