Windsor town manager presents money saving news to selectmen

by The Town Line staff

The June 7 meeting of the Windsor selectmen saw no one from the public attending the approximate one-and-a-half hour meeting.

Town managing Theresa Haskell informed the board that the roof at the transfer station had been completed under estimate. Mitchell’s Roofing Co., of Freedom, had estimated the cost to be $5,430 but only charged the town $4,700.

Also, due to the recent mild winter, there is money remaining in the salt account, and is being transferred to the undesignated fund balance (reserve).

Haskell presented a packet to Selectman Richard Gray Jr. to look over for an agreement of street lighting with Central Maine Power Co., that will potentially save the town of Windsor approximately $500 a year. The proposal is to convert all street lights to LED lighting.

It was reported the vault near the Reed Road has been removed. The base for the parking lot near the Veterans Memorial, on Reed Road, was completed on June 21. The cost was approximately $3,000 which was charged to the Cemetery expense line and not the Veterans Memorial. The discussion was whether to use a two-inch base or stone dust. The selectmen approved the use of stone dust as the base for the parking lot, by a vote of 4-0-1, with Ronald F. Brann abstaining.

A family who is non-resident of Windsor, but own two houses in town, requested to purchase cemetery plots at the resident rate of $1,200 for a six space lot, as opposed to the non-resident rate of $2,400. Following some discussion, selectmen voted 4-0-1, with Brann abstaining, to limit the lot rates of Windsor cemetery lots to residents only.

The issue of The Fusion customers parking in the cemetery was discussed, and the owner of The Fusion will be approached to post signs directing patrons to refrain from parking in the cemetery. A barrel full of flowers was damaged by a vehicle that was parked in the cemetery for an event at The Fusion.

The transfer station monthly figures showed it down by $346.60 from this time last May but is up $12,663,85 overall for the year. Acme Scale Company has recalibrated the scales and reported they were good.

Haskell also read the letter of resignation by Ray Bates from his position as transfer station attendant, that was approved 4-0-1, with Bates abstaining.

The selectmen went into executive session for approximately half an hour to discuss personnel matters.

The next regular board of selectmen meeting was scheduled for June 22.


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