China selectmen move quickly through short meeting

by Mary Grow

At a short March 15 meeting, China selectmen:

  • Elected Wayne Chadwick acting chairman in Ronald Breton’s absence;
  • Held a public hearing, which drew comments only from board members, on the proposed Ordinance Restricting Vehicle Weight on Posted Ways, modeled on the state ordinance;
  • Adopted the ordinance, which applies while roads are posted in the spring; and
  • Appointed Alaina Murray to the Recreation Committee.

Town Manager Becky Hapgood delivered monthly reports from town departments, including her notice that the audit report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020, is available and will be posted on the town website,

Hapgood issued reminders from Town Clerk Angela Nelson that the second half payment of local taxes is due by the close of business Friday, March 26; and from assessor’s assistant Kelly Grotton that applications for legally-allowed tax exemptions must be filed before April 1.

She reported that Central Church, on Route 3, has offered to welcome meetings, like the board of selectmen’s, in its meeting room when more space is needed. The town office and the church will cooperate on an Easter egg drive-through at the town office the morning of Friday, March 27, she said.

The next regular China selectmen’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 29.


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