Board delays awarding of winter maintenance contract
Hope — The Board of Selectmen opened bids for next year's winter road maintenance Tuesday, March 11, but did not award a contract.
Town Administrator Jon Duke said in addition to current contract-holder Farley & Sons, there were two bidders that Road Commissioner John Monroe was not familiar with. He asked for time to gather more information about those bidders before making a recommendation about which company should get the job.
In addition, the Board reviewed proposed changes to the town's land use ordinance that would change the size of some resource protection areas, enlarging some and making others smaller. Duke said most of the protected areas would remain the same if the changes are accepted by town meeting voters. In addition, the changes would allow for a process under which people could challenge a resource protection designation without the need for a special town meeting to change the designation.