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‘Urgency’ for water in Town Hall, committee says

JAMAICA—The town is exploring installing a well to supply water to the Town Hall.

“I’m here to stress the urgency of it [needing water to the hall],” Valerie Heisler, a member of the Town Hall Committee, told the Selectboard at its June 6 meeting.

According to Heisler, the water situation at the hall has interfered with events there. The hall lacks water for drinking, lavatories, hand washing, and cleaning, she said.

She pointed out that a festival was scheduled for August, and the time to act is now. She asked if the town could install a cistern temporarily.

Selectboard chair Lexa Clark said she agreed a permanent solution was needed, and that the town would try to move quickly to find one.

Clark said she’d asked her husband to explore finding three bids for installing a well for the hall. When those estimates come back, she said, she would bring them before the board.

The board also approved the committee’s request for $250 toward labor costs for installing ceiling fans at the hall.

Sheriff’s Dept. contract renewed

In other business, the Selectboard renewed its yearly contract with the Windham County Sheriff’s department. The contract, not to exceed $25,000 during the year, was the same amount as last year’s contract.

The Sheriff’s Department contracts with some towns lacking a standing police department to provide law enforcement duties.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #208 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013).

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