- Category: Town Columns
The selectmen met on Wednesday and dealt with several issues. Selectman Rick Hiland noted that members of several boards are interested in attending a workshop on the Right To Know law. It was suggested that Kathy Vizard contact other select boards around the area to see if they too have people interested in such a workshop. Perhaps this might mitigate the costs associated with this workshop.
Norman Tragenza, candidate for District 7 representative, came before the selectmen to advise them of his run and what he felt most adamant about. One of his ideas was to reduce the number of state regulations. He asked what the selectmen were interested in and left his telephone number should the selectmen have any special needs.
He was followed by a visit from Curtis Coleman discussing the red listed bridges and town roads. Though the bridges could not immediately be completely fixed, they could be posted to avoid problems. Additionally, Hiland suggested that the town apply to the state for aid in making the needed improvements of these bridges. The state will pay 80 percent of the costs if approved. Curtis also spoke of road repairs. More funds are needed for this, which will be brought up at the next town meeting. Additionally Coleman discussed with selectmen the possibility of bonding for these roads.
Hiland reported that the planning board has approved the work to be done at World Fellowship. Cathy Ryan attended a Cemetery Committee Meeting where there was discussion regarding modernization of the properties.
Steve Knox questioned the selectmen about the road worthiness of motor homes in the town. They will look into this.
The town is accepting bids on the sale of property located on West Main Street Extension. All bids must be received by Sept. 5 at noon. Bids will be opened Sept. 7 at 4:15 p.m. and read aloud at that meeting. This is a tax sale and is being sold without a warranted deed or condition of property. The successful bidder will receive a quit claim deed. A bid packet may be picked up at the Albany Selectmen's Office.
Remember that Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Conway Transfer Station. There is a strict 10-gallon limit per household. Contractors can make arraignments prior to this event.
Check the door at town hall for ballot samples of the upcoming (Sept. 13) Primary. All of the candidates for each party are noted.
World Fellowship: On Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. Christine DeTroy who grew up in Hitler's Germany will speak about "Remembering: Years of Hiding Behind Silence." On Monday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tammy Shapiro will talk about "How Decentralized, Smart Movement Networks Can Help Us Build the Future." On Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. join the discussion about post-disaster climate justice organizing.
Gibson Center: Call (356-3231) to sign up for the Tuesday, Aug. 16, trip to Old Orchard Beach to see the "Downeasters" a barbershop group. The bus leaves the Center at 2:30 p.m. and/or on Aug. 17 take the bus to the coast for a Portland Sunset Lighthouse Cruise. Meet at the center at 2 p.m.
Library: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it's Story Time for Twos and Wednesday it's Story Time for Wee Ones. At 6 p.m. the Teen Writers Group meets. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it's Story Time for Threes and Fours. At 4 p.m. the Family Garden Club meets.
Congratulations to Emily Mathieu named to the dean's list at Keene State College.
The USFS is offering lessons for skating groups in basic skills, free skating skills, hockey skills, etc. Sign up is being held now through Aug. 30. Call 739-5467 for more information.
On Aug. 13 the fourth annual Mountainside Summer Music Festival at Attitash offers free entertainment from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. near the Base Lodge. Bring your own chair.
We are officially in a heat wave. Drink lots of water, and enjoy the warmth while it's here. Have a great week!