Alna closes town office

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 7:45am

    Alna residents can make appointments for outdoor transactions, as the town office is closed to the public due to a possible exposure to the coronavirus, town officials said. The town office is closed  “to anybody coming into the building (other than) the immediate, necessary officials,” Town Clerk Sheila McCarty announced in selectmen’s Wednesday, Nov. 18 Zoom meeting.

    “The office was potentially exposed by someone coming into the office,” First Selectman Melissa Spinney later said in response to a question from Wiscasset Newspaper in the public comment part of the meeting. She said she could not elaborate.

    McCarty said officials will revisit the closure after two weeks. In the meantime, she said, one staff member at a time will work in the office, conducting business by phone, email and drop box, or by appointment.

    She wrote in a town email Nov. 19, “Residents can call the office (at 586-5313) for an appointment and pass any paperwork through the door or use the dropbox outside for transactions. We are doing our best during these difficult times to continue to process our residents’ needs and keep everyone safe. The mail, email and phone calls will continue to be processed as usual. Thank you for your patience and support.”