June 18, 2018
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Milo residents OK town hall upgrades

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

MILO, Maine — The majority of Milo residents who attended a special town meeting Tuesday agreed that repairs needed to be done to the town hall, but there were differences of opinion in how that work should be carried out.

Some residents wanted to wait and do the work when the economy improved, while others suggested a piecemeal approach over several years.

Selectmen had asked permission to borrow up to $200,000 to do the town hall repairs, but Milo Town Manager Jeff Gahagan said Wednesday that residents reduced the amount to $100,000.

It was clear that residents want the leaking roof repaired first, Gahagan said. If any funds remain, the residents said the other repairs, which include the heating system and kitchen, should be done by priority.

“It was a very positive meeting and there were a lot of good suggestions,” Gahagan said.

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