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November 15, 2012

PI Grille entertainment on hold

Selectmen await more details before final vote

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The town has learned it was not awarded two grants it had sought to address traffic issues in Byfield Center and beautify the gateway to Plum Island.

A jetty project is kicking off soon. Truck routes for work during the duration of the project are available for review in the selectmen’s office.

Blais will be rearranging personnel at Town Hall to help with backlogs in certain departments.

The board appointed Dick Passeri to the Board of Library Trustees to serve out the term of Lois Smith, who passed away last month. Selectmen also discussed a request by the Fire Department to fill a full-time post following the resignation of John Kelley.

A tax classification hearing with the Board of Assessors was postponed until Nov. 27 until more information from the state Department of Revenue is available.

A decision on a half-marathon in town next May was postponed until selectmen get an OK from the police chief.

Selectmen authorized declaring as surplus a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria from the Police Department that has 131,679 miles. Bids on the vehicle will be received until Nov. 27.

A request from the Triton Regional School District to extend the deadline for submission of its final budget to the towns from March 15 to April 1 was approved. But discussion on a proposal to revise the Triton Regional Agreement was tabled until next meeting.

Six one-day liquor licenses were granted to the Protection Fire Company #2 for November and December.

Mountain updated the board on the effort to enhance the town’s cable access broadcasting capabilities and on a workshop on sea level rise and climate change he and Walker attended.

Selectmen Chairman Joe Story and board member Chuck Bear were not present for the meeting.

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