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By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 05, 2021

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MontvilleTownNews@yahoo.com

Town Office

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing Wednesday, April 14, regarding proposed amendments to the Montville Site Plan Review Ordinance.

The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. on Zoom and a regular board meeting will take place directly after the hearing. To receive a Zoom link to the meeting, email tcmontville@fairpoint.net or call 342-5544.

The town is seeking bids for a three-year rotation of vegetation management for 17.87 miles of state road. Email montville@fairpoint.net, or call 342-5543 for more details. Bids are due by 6 p.m. April 12.

Montville Selectmen have decided the town meeting will be held June 5, though a venue has not been determined. Montville has reserved space at the Mount View Complex for free, although there is a cost for any tech support needed.

Selectman Cathy Roberts will confirm with the school about occupancy levels and tech support costs. Another venue option is the Montville Field Day field on Center Road. Tents, a sound system, and a generator would be needed for an outside meeting.

A warrant workshop will be part of the April 12 selectmen's meeting. April 16 is the last day for any warrant changes, and April 23 is the last day for any edits to the Town Report.

Roberts spoke with Unity Area Regional Recycling Center staff, who asked that residents clean all their recyclables. According to Jeff Reynolds, UARRC manager, If it’s dirty, it can’t be recycled." Generally, Montville residents get a "B" grade on our performance, he said.

Roberts reported that seniors can get property tax relief for volunteering with the town if the town has an ordinance that allows for it. Just food for thought.

Food distribution

April 9, 9 a.m. to noon at Mount View Complex, 577 Mt. View Road, Thorndike.

April 23, 9 a.m. to noon at athenahealth, 3 Hatley Road, Belfast.

The Montville Volunteer Fire and Rescue crew will once again be picking up boxes for residents. Call Karen York at 692-7818 (kayork47@gmail.com), or Katie Campbell at 272-8168 (montvillefireandrescue@gmail.com) to confirm pickup.

This program is available to all residents with no eligibility requirements. Supplies are limited — one box per household. For more information, contact Cherie Merrill at cherie@belfastsoupkitchen.org or call 338-4845.

Liberty Tool is open! Hours are Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tool Barn is opened every day, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Davistown Museum in Liberty is seeking an assistant curator to live on the museum premises. Tasks include organizing, identifying, cataloging and displaying tools and other artifacts and supervising visitors when open. $14/hour.

On-premises apartment includes bedroom, kitchen, shared washer/dryer, and living room and dining room with museum art on display. Apartment is $600/month, one person, no dogs. Includes heat and utilities. To apply, mail your inquiry, application, or vita to Skip Brack, Davistown Museum Office, P.O. Box 144, Hulls Cove, ME 04644.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.

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