CAMDEN — The Camden Select Board voted Nov. 15 to approve funding for more than 8,000 feet of steel cable for the chairlift at the Snow Bowl, in addition to money for the pilings and new float systems needed to eliminate the use of polystyrene in the harbor.

The board met with Camden Parks & Recreation Director Beth Ward and Richelle Gagne of the Snow Bowl to talk about the Snow Bowl cable replacement.

Inspections of the cable at the Snow Bowl revealed that it will have to be replaced in a year, and Town Manager Audra Caler said that with supply chain issues, the town should order it in time to be replaced this summer. The total price tag is $86,316, which does not include the installation.

The town needs to put down a 20% deposit, or $17,263.

The existing cable had been installed in 2014. Usually, these cables have a 20-year lifespan, but this one wore down in a shorter timeframe due to “rubbing” caused by a malfunctioning part. The issue is being addressed to avoid the problem in the future.

The cable will weigh 30,000 pounds.

The board voted unanimously to approve the funding.

The board also voted unanimously to approve $77,712 to replace two float systems in front of the town harbormaster’s office — the day sailor float and the dinghy dry dock floats. The approval was needed so the town could follow its own ordinance eliminating polystyrene floats from the harbor.

Camden Harbormaster Capt. Steven Pixley said that to ensure the new day sailor float has the correct stabilization he is installing a dolphin, comprised of three driven pilings fastened at their tops. This will be three pressure-treated piles. Altogether it will include three dinghy storage floats, one vessel landing (day sailor) float and the pilings.

In other business, the Select Board voted to request Maine Department of Transportation to perform a speed study of Route 52 from Mountain Street to Lincolnville.

The board discussed a new traffic calming policy that will allow residents to request traffic calming measures for their neighborhoods. The first draft of the policy would require a resident seeking changes to speed limit or other traffic-calming measures to gather the signatures of 90% of the residents in the affected area.

The board discussed whether this was too high a bar to set and how to define neighborhood in that context. The goal is to make it possible for a group of citizens to make a request rather than having this come from one individual. The percentage or method of gathering support may be amended.

The board approved both a liquor license and victualer license for Gypsy Rose Tavern, going in at 115 Elm St. (Cedar Crest Inn). The applicants for this project are Reade Brower and Ean Flannigan. The business is described in the application as an Irish pub with pizza and sandwiches. Flannigan, who has extensive restaurant experience, has also been working with Brower at Mulligan’s at the Rockland Golf Club.

Brower is known locally as the owner of numerous Maine newspapers and printing operations. He recently formed a new company, R & K Hospitality, with former Down East Magazine Editor Kathleen Fleury Capetta.

Disclosure: Reade Brower owns The Camden Herald and has worked with Editor Dan Dunkle since 2012.