April 26, 2018
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Holden council leaders retain titles; recycling project OK’d

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

HOLDEN, Maine — Fellow Town Council members voted Monday to have Chairman John Bryant and Vice Chairman Robert “Bob” Harvey serve another year at the head of the board, Town Manager John Butts said Wednesday.

Councilors also scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. July 1 to discuss year-end finances and set the property tax rate, he said.

The meeting began with a public hearing concerning an application for a recycling facility for Joel Butler, who owns an excavation company, and the council then approved the permit.

“He’s going to be recycling stuff like concrete and steel,” Butts said.

“He’ll be busting up concrete and removing the rebar from that” and recycling both, Stephen Condon, Holden’s town planner, said Wednesday.

The new facility, which will be located behind Holden Storage on Main Road, is exclusively for use by Butler’s company, he said.

During the meeting, councilors also endorsed paying up to $5,300 for an annual audit and purchasing a new police cruiser for $31,000, the town manger said. The new cruiser is expected to arrive in July.

“We just ordered it yesterday,” Butts said.

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