THOMASTON — The Thomaston Select Board approved a special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a one-acre parcel of land between Wadsworth Street and Ferry Street at their Oct. 13 meeting.

The town meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Lura Libby Room at the Municipal Building.

This land contains the last of the historic lime kilns on the Saint George River.

The purchase of this historic property is funded by a Land for Maine’s Future grant through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

The $45,000 grant is the result of seven months of work by Municipal Officer Sandy Moore.

The board also set a public information session for the North Road study on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

The session will include background from the comprehensive plan committee, a presentation of the North Road study from Dirigo Engineering, and a public comment section moderated by Mike Mayo.

The Select Board approved a feasibility study with Dirigo Engineering on June 28 to investigate an east-west downtown bypass.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the meeting can forward questions, comments and concerns to Town Manager Kara George at by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20.

In other business, Select Board Chair Diane Giese spoke about the death of Henry “Hank” Carey, an active and well-known member of the town and the community. Giese said Carey will be missed.

Select Board Vice Chair Pete Lammert said he often called Carey “Mr. Thomaston.”

A service for Carey will be held Nov. 7 at Thomaston Federated Church.

George reported that she met with Maine Rural Water Association representatives to discuss the transition of Pollution Control Superintendents.

George said the association has a grant which will pay for many aspects of finding and hiring a new superintendent, who will work with current Pollution Control Superintendent John Fancy before his retirement.

The board authorized up to $5,000 for paving and plumbing repairs of the Thomaston Academy building.

The board approved updated ambulance billing rates.

These rates were requested by Emergency Medical Services Chief Amy Drinkwater, to be on par with Medicare prices.

The board appointed Greg Hamlin as a Thomaston Representative on the Midcoast Internet Coalition and Amanda Prior to the Recreation Committee.

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The Planning Board will meet Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

The Select Board will hold a workshop on a rental fee schedule for town-owned properties Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.

The next Select Board meeting is Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.