The selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, began with a moment of silence to remember those who died 18 years earlier.
Kathy Golding reported that Ray Desmarais has been asked to look at the damage to the outside of town hall and estimate the cost of repair. He will also be asked to give an estimate on changing the way the doors open from town hall into the big conference room. She also reported that Curtis Coleman will be working on road maintenance and doing some paving.
North Country Council held a SENS committee meeting in the conference room on Sept. 18. This is the same time that the regular selectmen’s meeting will be held in Wonalancet.
Additionally on Sept. 18, there was a 10 a.m. meeting of the Carroll County Broadband Association at the Wakefield Town Hall.
Kathy Golding showed the selectmen the certificate she received from the city and town clerk’s association for her 15 years of service as Clerk of Albany.
The selectmen are working on a manifest change to their meetings. Once it has been completed they will most likely change their schedule to meet at 5:30 p.m. every other week except for budget time.
Tim Sorgi came to see the selectmen regarding the problems with parking along Moat View Drive. He suggested having signage to keep people from parking along the road coming into the Moats.
Cars parked illegally are a danger to those coming around the steep bend in the road. One of the suggestions was to have the sheriff patrol more often. Another was to deputize a civilian to act as a constable and ticket anyone disobeying the no parking either side of the road signage.
Gibson Center: Take the Gilmanton Winery & Vineyard trip with friends where you’ll get a chance at wine tasting with lunch. The cost is $45. Interested? Call Jill at (603) 356-3231 and get the date. Senior Day is Oct. 1.
Mountain Top Music: Annual McKenzie, Lewis & White Scholarship Night will be at the Shannon Door Pub in Jackson on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Local professional musicians pay tribute to great Mount Washington Valley Celtic players of the past and support a scholarship for a student studying music in college. The cost is $20 per person.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Conway Recreation facility located in the Kennett Middle School. Many Albany folks were there to hear about the newly renovated facility and then take a tour of the different rooms. There are pictures of area students dating back many, many years. If you were not able to attend, you may like to visit and see the Chip Kennett Teen Center, reference room and lounge, arts and craft room and cafeteria. It’s worth the trip.
The Fryeburg Fair starts Sept. 29 and ends Oct. 6. There’s something for everyone from specialty food pavilions to fireworks, and craft demos.
Our deep condolences to the family of Bernice Bell on her passing, Aug. 28. She will be remembered.
Send your news to Mary Leavitt at (603) 367-9133 or Dorothy Solomon at (603) 447-1199.