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Fire truck, bridge repairs top agenda for Aug. 1 Dedham meeting

Written by  Bill Pearson Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:21 am

DEDHAM — The purchase of a fire truck and approving expenditures for repairs to the Green Lake Road bridge are two of the five articles appearing on the warrant for the town’s Aug. 1 special town meeting.

The selectmen approved the warrant July 18 after discussing the truck purchase’s financial details with Dedham-Lucerne Fire Chief Craig Shane.

The town of Dedham and the village of Lucerne plan on purchasing a $420,000 Spartan ERV Pumper. Both communities plan on using $50,000 from each fire department’s reserve account as a down payment and finance the rest.

Article Three on the Dedham town meeting warrant asks voters to approve up to $370,000 less such amount contributed by the Lucerne-in-Maine Village Corp. to purchase a fire truck.

Article Four asks residents to utilize $50,000 from the Fire Department Reserve Account as a down payment.

Lucerne Village will hold a special town meeting Aug. 10 to consider using $50,000 from its Fire Department Reserve Account and pay half of the remaining balance.

The special town meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in the town office’s upstairs meeting room.

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Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Award-winning reporter Bill Pearson worked 3.5 years with the Piscataquis Observer in Dover-Foxcroft. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors. Pearson covered Bucksport, Brooksville, Orland, Penobscot, Dedham, Verona Island and Castine.

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