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July 4, 2013

Long boarders given OK to use Archealaus Hill Road

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“There’s not that much to do in this town for kids. It’s good, clean fun. There could be worse things they were doing,” Kemper said.

At the end of the meeting Holmes thanked the young men for their positive attitudes in dealing with the neighbors’ complaints and told them to have a good summer and be safe.

In existence since the 1970s, long boarding has gained in popularity in the past few years. Long boarders typically use a board around 32 to 60 inches, while skateboarding — which originated in Hawaii in the 1950s — typically uses a board between 28 and 32 inches long.

In other business on Monday night, selectmen met with auditor Dick Hingston to review the annual audit. They discussed the town’s lease with Children’s Castle child care center, reviewed a revised Local Initiative Program for Ocean Meadow and OK’d some part-time coverage for an administrative assistant in the Finance Department.

Anna Marie Beech was reappointed for one more year to the Finance Committee, but asked selectmen to attempt finding a replacement for her before her term ends. There remains one vacant position on the finance board. Anyone interested should contact the selectmen’s office.

The board acknowledged receipt of a site report by SAK Environmental, LLC for a solar panel development plan on town-owned property near Page Elementary School and a memo from the animal control officer regarding a restraining order placed on a dog owned by Lisa Igoe, 132 Indian Hill Road. The dog was unlicensed and was repeatedly loose while not under the owner’s control. The owner must license the dog and build a fence to confine the animal to her yard.

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