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Montville news

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 24, 2021

Montville Town News

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The Montville town meeting is scheduled for June 5 at the Mount View Complex. The time for the start of the meeting has not been announced yet. Glenn Couturier has agreed to moderate the meeting this year.

Some articles for the warrant that will come before residents at the annual town meeting include asking the town to weigh in on either continuing to rent a packer truck from Freedom or consider buying one.

As a cost-cutting measure, the town is also considering purchasing two local gravel pits. Historically the town has paid around $30,000 a year for gravel for its dirt roads. The gravel pits offered together would cost the town $30,000. The deal is not exactly apples to apples, as there will be a need for additional equipment to process the gravel, as well as other hidden costs like insurance, and added time in wages to extract the material.

One article asks residents to vote on appointing the town tax collector, treasurer and clerk to be overseen by selectmen, instead of electing people for these positions.

Help Broadband Coalition assess internet issues

Vernon LeCount, Montville's representative on the Southwestern Waldo County Broadband Coalition, is asking residents who use the internet, to take a short survey to assess internet issues in town. The coalition is a nonprofit group formed by local citizens who want to improve access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet in the communities of Freedom, Liberty, Palermo and Montville.

The survey will help the coalition understand what is needed to improve the current situation. The survey can be taken on behalf of a household, a business, or a nonprofit or local government organization. If you don’t have access to the survey, you can also complete a paper copy of the survey at the Town Office. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is multiple choice with options to comment on several questions. I took the survey, and I can attest it is painless.

If interested in taking the survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/SWCBCsurvey.

The Broadband Coalition also encourages people to take an internet speed test to help collect data. To take the online test, visit mainebroadbandcoalition.org/.

Liberty news

WCAP Early Childhood Program is accepting fall applications for pre-K children, 3- to 4-year-olds, for Walker Elementary School in Liberty. Please call Gayleen at 322-5086 or apply online at waldocap.org.

Loon-Ey Snak Shak across from the Lake St. George public boat launch on Route 3 is having a soft opening on Friday, April 30. According to its Facebook page, the business is launching a new breakfast menu this year.

Liberty Tool is looking for a part-time office manager to deal with snail mail, basic bookkeeping/banking, internet searches, and miscellaneous office duties with Word, Quick Books, Excel. The job will involve around eight hours a week and is flexible — can be done on or offsite or can be combined with other work onsite. Pay is commensurate with experience.

The store is also looking for a part-time person to sort, clean, and price tools. The position pays $14 an hour. If interested call Skip at 288-5126.

Lori's Cafe on Route 3 is opened once again, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with some great baked goods. Go check them out!

Lake St. George Brewery is also now open with indoor or outside seating Friday, 4 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m.

That is about it for this week.

 

 

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