Gravel work an issue for Palmyra meeting

Posted March 14, 2009, at 1:05 a.m.

PALMYRA, Maine — The annual town meeting will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Town Hall on Route 2.

Administrative Assistant Diane Abbott Cookson said the mill rate should stay the same or decrease if the proposed $765,813 budget is accepted. In 2008, $763,682 was raised and appropriated.

One article the selectmen and the budget committee do not agree on is appropriating $80,000 for gravel road work. The selectmen are recommending that nothing be spent, Abbott Cookson said.

Other new articles include:

• $10,000 for utilities and maintenance for the old Town Hall. The town offices were moved last month into a separate building and this accounting would help keep the two building’s expenses separate.

• Purchasing a used truck from state surplus.

• Purchasing flags for the village. Cole’s Museum donated 18 flags and poles for the village with the agreement that the town will purchase the same number.

• Accepting a $500 donation from Wal-Mart to buy a sign for the Warren Hill Cemetery

• A proposal to have the town absorb the volunteer library and accept all assets. The library, which is located at the Grange Hall, would be moved to the old town office and, if approved, would become a town library.

bdnpittsfield@myfairpoint.net

487-3187

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