Newsletter February 2014

NEWS FROM THE TOWN OFFICE - 327-2121

I know I speak for many of you when I say, “I can’t wait for Spring!!”  This winter season has brought us a great variety of weather, from freezing rain, rain that freezes on the road, to snow and ice, and everything in between!  I, for one, will be happy to see the days stretch out longer and warmer as time marches on.  One of the surest signs of spring’s arrival is Town Meeting.  March 14 & 15 are the two days to mark on your calendars to let your voice be heard. 

On Friday, March 14, the polls will open at 8:00 am and close at 8:00 pm to vote on such items as Selectman, School Board Director, and HAD4 director (Information included in this newsletter regarding this position.).  If you are willing to take on the HAD#4 director position, please inform the Town Office as we have no candidates, as yet.  You will be a write-in candidate.  We will also be voting by secret ballot on a citizen petition regarding the number of selectmen the Townspeople would like to serve on their Board of Selectmen.  There will be a public hearing regarding this article question on February 20th at 6:00pm.  This will be followed by a public hearing on the budget for Town Meeting.  Then, we will follow with a Selectmen’s meeting.  Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 10am.

For those of you with children that will start their school career this fall (5 years old on or before October 15th, 2014), Kindergarten registration is as follows:  Monday, March 3rd, 8am-11am, Stetson students at Stetson Elementary School; Tuesday, March 4th, 8am-3pm, Bradford and Hudson students at Bradford Elementary School (327-1112); and Wednesday, March 5th, 8am-3pm, Kenduskeag and Corinth at Kenduskeag Elementary School.  Please bring with you a birth certificate, immunization record, and documentation of a physical exam within the last 6 months.  There will be a brief on-site screening.  Please call the school to schedule an appointment to register your child.

The Town website seems to be working well.  I am doing my best to keep it updated with current Selectmen’s meetings and agendas, and any news articles that are of interest.  I have noticed that when a news article is longer, you have the option to click “more.”  When you click “more,” you get an error message.  If you click on the title of the article, you will get the full article.

The Fire Department is asking if anyone would like to make a donation for the flags that are displayed throughout the Town, it would be greatly appreciated.  There are approximately 20 flags that need replacing and the cost is approximately $20 per flag. 

The winner of the doggie basket was Theresa Daigle.  Congratulations, Theresa!!!

Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you” to the lady and gentlemen that keep our roads clear of ice and snow.  It’s been a tough winter and I think they have done another fantastic job this winter!!  If you see them around, let them know you appreciate all they do to keep us safe on our roadways.

Respectfully submitted, Lois A. Jones