Piscataquis County to aid wharf restoration

Posted Nov. 04, 2008, at 10:04 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 5:58 a.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Piscataquis County commissioners agreed Tuesday to include $4,713 in the next Unorganized Territory budget as a contribution for the rehabilitation of the Greenville Junction Wharf.

The town of Greenville has been planning for several years to rehabilitate the rotting wharf used by residents and visitors alike, and now have the project in the works. Since 15.49 percent of the acreage at the wharf is in Unorganized Territory, town officials felt the county should help with the project.

The project will cost Greenville about $724,750 of which all but $250,000 has been secured. Residents have approved a 10-year bond to pay the remaining amount and the county’s contribution will help offset the town’s first payment.

By state law, the county can’t obligate itself to future payments, but Commissioner Tom Lizotte said it is the commissioners’ intention to pay that amount each year from the UT budget over the 10-year period.

Also on Tuesday the commissioners awarded a contract to James Sewall Co. to do a paper and physical survey of all of the roads in the county’s 14 Unorganized Townships. The commissioners have budgeted $27,000 in the UT budget for the work. Two bids were submitted for the project. Civil Engineering Services Inc. of Brewer bid $24,800 and Sewall bid $17,000.

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