Milo police chief search narrowed to three candidates

Posted July 21, 2011, at 7:57 p.m.

MILO, Maine — A search committee has winnowed the field of about 30 applicants for Milo police chief to three candidates, who were to be interviewed Thursday night.

Town Manager Jeff Gahagan said he hopes a finalist’s name could be forwarded to the Board of Selectmen in early August.

Gahagan said that at their meeting Tuesday, selectmen set a tax rate of $18.95, down from $19.45 per $1,000 property valuation last year. Taxes are due Aug. 15 and Dec. 15.

Also Tuesday, a discussion was held on the number of boat docks rented this year versus last year.

“We’re seeing some good use, but we would like to [have] more use,” Gahagan said Wednesday. He said selectmen discussed the possibility of reducing the $200 fee per dock. The town has 14 docks and about half are rented, he said.

Selectmen also held an executive session to discuss a real estate matter. Gahagan said the town believes it has a solid prospect for developing the downtown. The town has a $500,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant to develop the area that was destroyed by a fire in September 2008.

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