WINDSOR: Daycare for RSU #12 employees ready to open

by The Town Line staff

At the July 18 meeting of the Windsor Select Board, Windsor Elementary School Principal Heather Wilson reported that she is very excited about the daycare that will be opening at the school for RSU #12 employees. The daycare would accommodate ages birth to five years old. The board then voted unanimously to instruct Codes Enforcement Officer Arthur Strout to inspect a site for a holding tank installation at the school’s daycare future site.

Wilson also reported four new hires at the school: one ed tech, one secretary, one physical education instructor and one support specialist.

Public Works supervisor Keith Hall reported much damage on town roads from downed trees. The Greeley Road, in particular, will need more work. Washouts have also been a problem and are being addressed.

Select board member Ray Bates brought forward the discussion of the Choate Road Bridge. Town manager Theresa Haskell reported that according to records, the last inspection was made in 2020, and found the bridge overall in fair condition. Since it is a state owned bridge, Hall said he would reach out to the Department of Transportation, in China, to see if the bridge can be assessed or if they have any recommendations moving forward.

The daycare would accommodate ages birth to five years old.

In other business, Haskell reported there has been only one application for the vacant animal control officer position, and that it is from a person who does the same for other surrounding towns.

  • A short conversation was brought up about an anonymous community member, who was not present at the meeting, who was concerned that perhaps they were being too friendly or lenient with their land, and they aren’t quite sure what they should do about it. They indicated they had allowed a person to stack some wood on their property for several years. They were fine with the arrangement. However, now the person has placed a portable shed on the property which the owners disagree with. They are not sure how to proceed. The select board recommended seeking legal advice.
  • Haskell informed the board she received a letter from Efficiency Maine indicating special funding opportunities for towns in upgrading their heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and refrigeration systems. Select board member Tom McNaughton said he would assist Haskell in looking into this opportunity.
  • Haskell raised the possibility of resurrecting the conservation committee. She said she would like to see a five member panel. Several residents have expressed interest in becoming a member of the board. The town will also reach out to see if other residents would be interested.
  • Select board member William Appel Jr. indicated that his son Emmett is looking for some volunteer hours and would be willing to clean up at the boat landing on Savade Pond. The board expressed that would be greatly appreciated.

The next board meeting was scheduled for August 1.


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