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Conway to vote on demolition costs

CONWAY — Town residents will vote on two articles related to a condemned house on Academy Hill Road on Monday.

At the special town meeting, residents will vote on moving $3,330 from surplus to pay for the demolition of the house on 37 Academy Hill Road.

In May, town residents voted to spend $90,000 to purchase and demolish the house owned by the Edward Barber estate, along with an additional 0.31 acres.

Total cost of the demolition was $15,000. Yet once the demolition began in August, the town discovered additional work was required, such as decommissioning the old well connected to the house. This added to the demolition cost beyond what the town originally allocated. The additional $3,330 the town will vote on will pay for the remaining costs associated with the demolition.

Residents will also vote to move $525 from the surplus for the cost of decommissioning the old well. The town will take the well out of service to prevent liability issues.

The town will use the land for public access and parking for the town ball field and Town Hall on Academy Hill Road.

The town meeting will be held at the Conway Grammar School at 7 p.m.

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