Dover-Foxcroft residents to weigh fire station repairs

Posted Sept. 29, 2009, at 11:51 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — New cracks are popping up daily in the floor of the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Station.

If the floor isn’t replaced soon, Dover-Foxcroft Fire Chief Joe Guyotte predicts the department’s trucks will be on their axles in the bay.

The floor replacement is among several articles residents will deal with at a special town meeting on Nov. 3.

An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the fire station, to allow residents to see the problem. Refreshments will be served.

Although funding for the floor and other fire station improvements was rejected at the annual town meeting, municipal officials hope residents will support the request this time around. Residents will be asked to borrow up to $100,000 to finance the improvements to the station.

A second request to borrow up to $300,000 for capital improvements to the wastewater treatment plan and collection system also will need voter action. Authorization also will be needed for town officials to apply for and accept a federal or state grant in the amount of $708,000, which would make the total project $1,008,000.

In addition, action on a land use ordinance, amendments to the town’s subdivision ordinance and an amendment to the town’s comprehensive plan will need voter action.

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