The selectmen met on June 26. This was their second meeting for the month. Administrative assistant, Kathy Golding, reported that the town had received its Payment In Lieu of Taxes funds from the government in the amount of $1,128.
Steve Parker was in attendance at the meeting as the selectmen and Golding discussed a mobile home on his property. It appears that home is in default of taxes ($835.85) and has been assessed at $3,000. The home has been recently deemed uninhabitable. Since the owner has died, and Parker would like to rid the eyesore from his property. The selectmen have voted to bring the problem before the town’s attorney.
The new office of the town’s treasurer is expected to be ready for occupancy in September. Mary Leavitt (town treasurer) and her assistant, Chuck Merrow will soon have their own computer and place to work.
Thanks to Rick Hiland and Steve Knox, a broadband committee has been formed for Carroll County. Nine towns are now working together as the Carroll County Broadband Committee. Hiland and Knox are temporarily acting as chair and co-chair. The committee still needs a secretary. The aim is to become a broadband agency, seek grant money, start a consortium and bring broadband to this area.
The next selectmen’s meeting is July 10 at 5 p.m.
Waldorf School: On Wednesday, July 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. spend the morning in the forest with your children ages two and a half to five years old. A Waldorf teacher will lead the group for summertime play, a seasonal circle and story telling session and a yummy snack. RSVP to (603) 447-3168. On Thursday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. join others for a puppet show at Conway Public Library.
The Gibson Center has begun a new program called HomeShare. Dr. Marianne Jackson is heading it. HomeShare provides a homeowner with extra room(s) to offer it as a rental to another person or persons who would like to live in this area but cannot find or afford accommodations. Each person(s) goes through a thorough background check, references are checked and there is an interview to help identify the most compatible people. Though new to the valley, this program has existed in New Hampshire for many years. Call the Gibson Center if you are interested in learning more about this program.
Day trips for seniors: Call (603) 356-3231 to register for a trip to see the musical Titanic on July 17. The cost is $40. There’s an Old Orchard Beach concert to see the “Beatles” on July 9 with dinner on your own at Rising Tide. The cost of the concert is $32.
Library: Each Monday from July 1 to Aug. 26 join the Let’s Go! to the Library for healthy food and active games from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The library is closed on July 4.
UNH Ext: Master Gardeners will answer your questions about gardening, lawns, pests, fruits and vegetables, wildlife, backyard livestock, soil or food safety. They are available each weekday. Call (877) 398-4769 or email: email@example.com.
Stan and Dorothy Solomon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a “grand” dinner at the Mount Washington Hotel on June 27. It was a truly lovely experience. Two weeks earlier, they had a preview of this celebration after attending the high school graduation of their twin granddaughters. Their family all attended (including their son, Mitchell who flew in from California) and everyone enjoyed the parties that followed the graduation.
Hurray, the summer has arrived. Take advantage of these lovely days and have a great July 4.
Send your news to Mary Leavitt at (603) 367-9133 or Dorothy Solomon at (603) 447-1199.