Montville News

By Fran Gonzalez | Mar 23, 2020

MontvilleTownNews@yahoo.com

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We took a long hike today behind our house and discovered a path to Whitten Hill Preserve trail loop. What a great surprise! Spring is in the air with the sounds of birds.

Montville, along with most other towns across the state, has postponed its town meeting until it is safe to come together without a virus threat. Stay tuned for a new date.

The Montville Maine Fire Department and Emergency Management Facebook group is listing up-to-date information regarding town emergencies and helpful information. Visit facebook.com/groups/1595249247205442/.

There have been several inquiries if there is a need for volunteer help in town. This is all being considered and more details will follow as needed. For now, consider looking at this site to stay connected to Mainers: mainerstogether.com.

Town office closures

Montville Town Office is closed to in-person transactions until further notice. Please call 342-5544 if you need something and the clerk/treasurer will get back to you to make arrangements to take care of your needs.

Liberty Town Office is closed to public traffic. The office will be staffed, but the door to the inside office will be locked. To register a vehicle or to pay with cash, residents are asked to slide paperwork and payments through the mail slot. For all other transactions, town officials suggest using the online link from the town website (libertymaine.us/). If you need further assistance, please call the Town Office at 589-4318.

Regional School Unit 3 is delivering food to homebound students while school is closed. To have a meal delivered, contact the central office at 948-6136. They ask that you meet the van or bus or leave a cooler out so they can drop off the meal.

Transfer station

The Montville transfer station will remain open for its usual hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. but with limited services until further notice. The transfer station will continue to take household waste only. Recyclables will not be accepted at the transfer station for the immediate future and they ask residents mix recyclables with household waste, hold onto recyclables for when the transfer station resumes collection. Unity Area Regional Recycling Center is closed until March 31.

Payments at the transfer station will be collected on an honor system until further notice. Please deposit checks, exact cash amount, or close to the exact amount due, as change will not be available. There will be an attendant at the site to answer any questions or concerns. Bags under 20 gallons are $0.75; bags 20-35 gallons are $1.50; and bags over 35 gallons are $2.25.

Liberty Library

After careful consideration, the Liberty Library has decided to close and cancel all programs until further notice. However, we know that with schools closed and people “social distancing,” having books and movies available can go a long way toward helping make your situation more tolerable.

You can view items through our online catalog, but the request has been turned off. You can place request at tinyurl.com/w3s4wcf. You will be able to pick items up Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

You will not be allowed to come inside to browse materials. You will only be able to pick up your requested items. Please return items in the book drop.

If you cannot request online, you can email or call the library at 589-3161, and they will do their best to meet your needs. You can also write a list, put it in an envelope, and drop it in the book drop. Be sure to include your name, library number if you know it, and your phone number.

Library computers will not be available but the Wi-Fi will be on and is accessible from your vehicle outside the library. There is not a password on our network, but you have to accept the library’s "Acceptable Use" policy if you last logged on more than 24 hours before.

Donate canned goods for local food pantries

Donations are being accepted at the Liberty Fire Station to help stock local food pantry shelves. Cans of vegetables and Hannaford gift cards are being requested. Drop-off location is at the Fire Station back door. Drive around the right side of the building to the back. Thank you for your donation; it is appreciated!

Zero-interest consumer loans of up to $5,000 per month for up to three months will soon be available through FAME in partnership with Maine lenders.

Interested borrowers who have experienced a reduction in income since Jan. 1 because of circumstances related to COVID-19 should first approach their local bank or credit union (not FAME). The program is voluntary on the part of Maine lenders, so folks should check with them to see if they are participating. Creditworthiness will not be factored into eligibility.

That's about it for this week. Stay safe, be cool and don't freak out.

Until next time.

 

 

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