HERMON, Maine — Residents will be asked to consider expenditures for local needs ranging from road improvements to education during a special town meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hermon Public Safety Building.

Two of the eight articles on the special town meeting warrant are related to roads, according to the November issue of Hermon Connections, the town’s newsletter.

One article asks if the town should accept a $500,000 matching grant from the Maine Department of Transportation’s Partnership Initiative Grant Program. The town would use funds from its Highway Improvement Reserve Account and unrestricted fund balance account to match the grant with another $500,000. If approved, the funds would be used to repair portions of Fuller Road and Klatte Road.

The other road warrant calls for appropriating up to $49,000 in tax increment financing revenues for lane improvements within the Route 2 right-of-way near Bangor Drive-In and Freedom Park.

Other items address local education. Voters will be asked to:

— Appropriate up to $1,188,755 from the Hermon School Department’s unrestricted fund balance to put into its school capital project reserve account. The funds will be used for school capital improvements.

— Authorize the use of some of the school department’s unrestricted fund balance at the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year to cover school accrued salaries. This would cover the amount of salaries and benefits owed after June 30 to teachers who choose to accept their pay over 12 months instead of taking it all during the school year. In 2014-15 the amount designated for accrued salaries was $825,000.

— Appropriate $567,278 from the $908,000 that was returned to the town by the Maine Public Employees Retirement system and deposit it into the School Capital Project Account to cover the cost of improvements needed at the elementary school.

— Deposit up to $292,234 more from the public employees retirement refund to the Elementary School Reserve Account for capital improvements that would benefit the town’s recreation program.

— Use up to $36,000 from the public employees retirement fund to pay for Hermon School Department’s share of Maine State Retirement for employees participating in the Maine State Employees Retirement Consolidated Plan for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Finally, residents will consider applying up to $2,500 from the town’s Credit Reserve Account for software and hardware that is required to operate a GIS mapping program. The Town Council is limited to transferring up to $24,999 from a reserve account in a given fiscal year and already has hit that limit. The additional money would be used to cover the rest of the program’s cost. Being able to generate its maps in-house will eliminate the need to hire outside firms, where costs can be difficult to manage.