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Thomaston swears in board members, Krane resigns

By Christine Simmonds | Jul 30, 2020
Photo by: Christine Simmonds From left, Zel Bowman-Leberge and Pete Lammert swear into the Thomaston Select Board July 29.

Thomaston — Peter Lammert and new Select Board member Zel Bowman-Laberge took their oaths of office at the Thomaston board meeting July 29.

Bowman-Leberge was elected to the position in the July 14 municipal elections. Lammert was reelected to his position.

In other business, Lammert was voted Chair of the Board, and Bill Hahn was elected as Vice-Chair.

The new restaurant Station 118 was approved for an on-premises license to sell spirits. The eatery previously was approved for a license to sell wine and malt liquor June 22.

The board also approved a paving bid of $113,960 for 1,480 tons from Performance Paving.

The board then moved on to review the solar array project as submitted by Pollution Control Superintendent John Fancy. The next step for the project is the public hearing Aug. 19 at the town office. The hearing will be held through a combination of in-person and Zoom.

The resignation of Neil Krane from the Watts Block Trustees was accepted by the board.

The board approved leasing space at the Watts Block building to Bruce Brandes, who is a massage therapist.

The board authorized spending $48,578 from the Capital Reserves Recycle Center Funds toward the purchase of four new compactors for the Co-Op Transfer Station. Lammert said the two older compactors had been installed in the 1980s. Lammert also said the funds currently contained $356,000.

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