Dresden selectmen said June 23, the state primary, referendum and municipal elections are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Pownalborough Hall. Absentee ballots are available at the town office and must be turned in by 8 p.m. July 14.
In the Zoom meeting, following several questions on the Regional School Unit 2 budget, the board tabled approval of the warrant. Selectmen approved the deed draft for Forest Hill Cemetery and would welcome volunteers for a cemetery committee. The animal control officer service contract with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is the same as last year. The contract was approved and runs until June 20, 2021.
The board approved an abatement last year for Lincoln County Historical Association. LCHA board member Ryan LaRochelle spoke to its request this year. Allan Moeller Sr. asked if it should have to keep coming back each year. The board approved the abatement for LCHA’s land, which includes trails open to the public. Dave Probert reported, over 800 people used the trails in May and over 500 so far in June.
Selectman Gerald Lilly read a letter the board got, claiming the attendant was not assisting citizens at the recycling center. Lilly said he will talk with the attendant.
During citizen’s business, Probert asked why the recycling center could not be open on Sunday. Moeller said the town had gotten no complaints and “at this time we don’t have a call for it.”
After an executive session to discuss the applications for town clerk, the board announced it would begin interviewing several candidates the week of June 29. The board meets next at 6 p.m. July 7 via Zoom.