West County Notebook
Buckland seeks candidates, papers due Monday
BUCKLAND — Several incumbents have taken out nomination papers, and Town Clerk Janice Purington says Monday is the last day to obtain them, if you want to be on the election ballot.
The deadline for returning them with voters’ signatures is Wednesday.
There are still vacant town positions for which no one has yet taken out nomination papers. These include one three-year term and a one-year term on the Finance Committee; two three-year positions and an unexpired two-year position on the Recreation Committee; and a three-year term as Tree Warden.
The positions below are also open to candidates, although incumbents are seeking re-election: Selectman Kevin Fox, Assessor Marian Scott, Board of Health member James Bauerlein, Library Trustee George Dole, Constable Arthur Henry Phillips, Finance Committee member Paula Consolo, Moderator Phoebe Walker, and Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee member Martha Thurber.
To make arrangements for nomination papers, call Purington at 625-8572.
Arms Library considers architects
SHELBURNE — Selectmen’s Chairman Robert Manners says 13 architects recently met with Arms Library/Pratt Memorial Library building trustees for preliminary discussion about roofing and renovating the historic building. Fundraising has made it possible for the boards to hire an architect to complete designs that could be used in seeking state grants.
Heath shifts funding
HEATH — Voters not only banned commercial windmills, but took care of several “housekeeping” expenditures at a recent special town meeting.
These other items included transfering $2,000 into the Highway Department Materials Account and spending $8,050 of its “free cash” reserve funds to expand the third highway garage door.
They also agreed to transfer $2,681 from “free cash” to pay the interest on a Verizon tax abatement, as part of a statewide settlement. Voters also transfered $1,500 from various Police Department line items into the department’s salaries account.