Greenville residents to go to the polls Tuesday

Posted June 19, 2011, at 3:35 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — Whether or not Greenville residents support the installation of a biomass boiler to heat the Greenville High/Middle School will be decided during a referendum question on Tuesday, June 21.

The question will be in addition to the annual municipal elections. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greenville municipal building.

The town was awarded a federal $750,000 grant administered by the Maine Forest Service to help fund the $2.5 million project that would convert the school over to a biomass boiler that burns wood chips. School officials have been told by their engineer that the project will not exceed $2,526,750.

Residents have already approved a $2 million bond for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrade. That vote was held last year but Tuesday’s vote will allow the school to build a structure to house the biomass boiler and the chips, and to accept the federal grant.

The school budget validation vote also will be held Tuesday.

Candidates for election include the following: Bruce Hanson and Bonita DuBien for selectmen; and Mike Theriault, Noel Wohlforth and John Cobb for school committee.

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