The Town Office will reopen to the public Oct. 5, Town Manager Jennifer King said at the Oct. 1 Board of Selectmen's meeting.

Those with business at the Town Office must wear masks inside, and there is a limit of two customers at a time. King said there will be a sign in the foyer to let people know about the requirements, and to remind them to wait if there are already two customers in the office.

King also said two companies, Sundog Solar of Searsport and Valley Home Services of Herman, recently toured the Town Office to determine the best locations for two heat pumps the town wants to install. Both pumps would be place on the back wall of the building by the parking lot, with one upstairs and one downstairs in the meeting room. The town will receive $1,000 in rebates for the two pumps.

At the time of the meeting, quotes from the two companies had not been received, but King said she expected them soon.

In other business, King reported that the town's spare ambulance needs between $25,000 and $35,000 worth of repairs. She said Ambulance Director Charles "Chas" Hare had made a call to find out what the cost of newer used ambulance would be, and was told $47,500 by Autotronics of Frenchville, the dealer the town has used in the past. That figure includes a $5,000 trade-in allowance for the current spare ambulance. According to King, the town has $38,000 in its ambulance replacement fund.