MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEM
The state motor vehicle system upgrade will not be taking place as planned. Therefore, the system will be up and running again at the DMV and Town Offices on Tuesday, February 21st, regular hours (Monday is a holiday). The DMV will let us know when the upgrade has been rescheduled.
SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
Selectman - 3 yr (1 position) Kermit Williams *
Selectman - 2 yr (1 position) Kellie-Sue Boissonault
Town Clerk - 3 yr (1 position) Jane K. Farrell *
Treasurer - 1 yr (1 position) Vacant
Trustee of Trust Funds - 3 yr (1 position) David D. Miller *
Trustee of Trust Funds - 2 yr (1 position) Virginia A. Day *
Water Commission - 3 yr (1 position) Thomas C. Schultz
Cemetery Trustee - 3 yr (1 position) Vacant
Library Trustee - 3 yr (1 position) Lynne R. Stone
Town elections will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the Town Hall Courtroom from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Town Meeeting will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Florence Rideout Elementary School.
Good Advice from Our Insurance Carrier
With the recent stretch of very cold weather we have had several reports of frozen pipes bursting and causing extensive water damage.
Here are a few reminders:
• Keep building temperatures as consistent as possible, never less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Insulate areas where water supply lines are located and eliminate drafts.
• If you have water pipes in basements, crawl spaces, or outside walls, insulate the pipes, using pipe-sleeves or other insulating material.
• Allow warm air to circulate by opening up doors to closets and cabinets where pipe chases are located.
• On at least a daily basis, all areas of the building should be monitored for open windows, heating failures and water leaks. This especially includes nights, weekends, and school breaks.
• Know how to shut off the water supply.
If you suspect that a pipe is particularly susceptible to freezing, as an emergency measure, leave water running at a trickle to prevent freezing. This is never recommended as a permanent measure and should be monitored frequently.
Have a plan in place for responding to water leaks and heating failures. You should have a plan for safely thawing any pipe you believe to be frozen; however, if you are unsure, call a professional. Never use torches or devices with open flames to thaw frozen pipes.