Entries by Mary Grow

Planners to send proposed land use revision to selectmen

by Mary Grow The three China Planning Board members present at the Dec. 11 board meeting voted unanimously to forward proposed revisions to the town’s Land Development Code to selectmen and to recommend selectmen put the revisions on the warrant for the March 2019 town business meeting. Planners need more time to work on two […]

Police chief’s job description finally approved

by Mary Grow At their Dec. 6 meeting, Vassalboro selectmen finally approved the police chief’s job description they have been revising for the last couple months, with one final revision. They also approved Town Manager Mary Sabins’ plan for a town staff pre-Christmas party. Otherwise, they continued discussion of ongoing items, like emergency services dispatching, […]

Selectmen vote to not appeal decision on property

by Mary Grow The four China selectmen at a Dec. 5 special meeting voted unanimously not to appeal a legal decision involving a property on Three Mile Pond. Town office staff foreclosed on the property because of unpaid 2015 taxes. Owner Stacey O’Connor filed suit claiming she was not properly notified of the impending foreclosure. […]

Town likely to adopt new mailbox policy

by Mary Grow CHINA — Mailbox owners, take heed: China selectmen are likely to approve a mailbox policy at their Dec. 10 meeting that says the town has no responsibility for mailboxes damaged by snowplows, even if the box is installed according to the recommendations in the policy. Town Manager Dennis Heath emailed a copy […]

Old items, new one, on selectmen’s agenda

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen are slated to continue discussion of four items and add a new one at their Thursday, Nov. 15, meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the town office meeting room. The continuing items are options for emergency-services dispatching, as the state prepares changes that will be effective next summer; the possibility […]

Furlong gets budget position; Wilkens to planning board

by Mary Grow CHINA – A miscellany of reports and updates highlighted the China selectmen’s Nov. 13 meeting. Town Clerk Rebecca Hapgood gave board members results from Nov. 6 write-in ballots in local elections. After discussion with the two residents who tied for the at-large position on the budget committee, Jeffery Furlong will hold the […]

Vassalboro revised lease sent to historical society

by Mary Grow Vassalboro selectmen took care, at least temporarily, of one of the three repeat issues on their Nov. 1 agenda. The two board members present voted to send a revised draft of the town’s lease agreement with the Vassalboro Historical Society for the former East Vassalboro schoolhouse to the Historical Society, with a […]

LaVerdiere, Breton, Mills-Stevens win seats on board of selectmen

by Mary Grow In local elections Nov. 6, China voters re-elected incumbent Selectmen Jeffrey LaVerdiere and Donna Mills-Stevens and chose former Selectmen Ronald Breton over Wayne Chadwick to fill the seat vacated by Neil Farrington. According to Town Clerk Rebecca Hapgood, LaVerdiere got 1,142 votes, Breton 966, Mills-Stevens 960 and Chadwick 945. Farrington was elected […]