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September 12, 2013

Selectmen agree to changes in Whetstone St. plan


After receiving a copy of a certified letter sent to abutters regarding plans by the Essex County Trails Association and the Open Space Committee to hold a public hearing with the Conservation Commission to construct a boardwalk on a portion of the Riverbend Trail System, selectmen noted that ECTA first needs permission from the town to work on the property.

The board reviewed a draft of a request for proposals for an annual financial audit; approved street openings for gas installation at 2 Hilltop Circle and 8 Merrill St., and electrical conduit work on portions of Crane Neck and Robin Robin Road by Mirra Construction; and gave permission for the organizers of the Jeanne Geiger Walk Against Domestic Violence on Oct. 6 to hang a promotional banner in town.

Selectmen learned that administrative assistant Sonomi Lezon tendered a resignation letter on Sept. 5, citing a desire to remain home with her newborn daughter.

They went into executive session to discuss contract strategies, lease of real property and minutes from a closed-door session on Aug. 26.

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