Emergency fund pays for S. Berwick crossing guards, for now

Posted Aug. 31, 2011, at 5:51 a.m.

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Town Council approved the redistribution of $5,000 from the undesignated fund to pay for traffic and crossing guard service in downtown South Berwick.

According to Town Manager Perry Ellsworth, the $5,000 will fund two months of service while the council and the MSAD 35 School Board figure out a more permanent solution together. Ellsworth said the council and school board will be holding a workshop soon to discuss it.

According to MSAD 35 School Board Chair Ellen Breed, Sep. 20 and 28 have been thrown around as possible dates for the workshop, but nothing has been decided yet.

Breed said along with members of the school board, parents were also present at the meeting. According to Breed, parents voiced their concerns about how dangerous walking patterns are in South Berwick before and after school, but especially in the morning.

The next Town Council meeting will be on Sept. 13.

(c)2011 the Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)

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