May 25, 2018
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Guilford residents approve moratorium on adult-only businesses

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff


GUILFORD, Maine — A moratorium on adult-only businesses was approved Monday at the annual town meeting, which was attended by about 40 residents.

No pitch has been made for such a business in the community, but town officials wanted time to craft an ordinance to cover the issue. The idea for an ordinance surfaced when neighboring Sangerville faced the prospect last year of a gentlemen’s club.

Alvin McDonald Jr. was elected to three seats: Guilford-Sangerville Sanitary District trustee, Hospital Administrative District 4 director and Guilford Memorial Library board member. Janie Lander and Lisa Martell also were elected to the library board. Bill Thompson was re-elected selectman and Heidi Dow as a SAD 4 director.

There were no candidates for a second school board position and a second HAD 4 position, so selectmen will make appointments later.

Town Manager Tom Goulette provided an update of the proposed skate park. He said the park is expected to cost about $36,000. About $13,000 has been raised to date. The proposal is to construct a dual-purpose skate park near the ball field for ice skating during winter months and skateboarding in warmer months.

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