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7J.|X:I IO Number 38 planners auction barn .BARNES g on submitted by Hebb to auto auction Road in the They did to speak on Commission to the the Hebbs to use their )auctions in the and the was of the Two Regional that an barn was not the village district of "was there was Public hearing, those attending went home. As one villager said, "We didn't need to say anything." Residential Application for Industrial District Denied The board reviewed the application of Robert and Janet Warner to place a residential mobile home next to Warner's Gallery restaurant in the highway industrial commercial district. The trailer is already there, with Warner's daughters living in it. Warner said, "The sleeping quarters there are for the protection of the existing building. We've been broken into five times in less than two years, losing about $3000. We haven't been broken into since the trailer has been there." According to the town plan, a resicence is not a permitted use in the highway-industrial- commercial district. A variance may he granted due (Please turn to page8) stolen in car burglary 1978 Chevette was early Sunday 20 at ap- while it post According Lynn purses were Carroll Hood of the r friend Sandra Arthur's incident the women returning noticed one Was unlocked had "destinctly locking it." their purses notified Calling the Bradford Village Police phone number. Clogaton describes Hood's purse as "rust colored, con- tainlng $20 in cash, a brown wallet, a check book, a Pen- ney's credit card, a silver necklace with a torquoise pendent, and a set of pearl earrings." He said Masson's purse contained "a check- book, a 14 karat gold neck- chain, sunglasses, car diographic calipers, and change purse." He said Masson's purse was "creme colored." Clogston said, "Any persom with information regarding the car burglary Sunday or if anyone should find one or both of the purses, they should contact me immediately." set for The,ford town meeting* "-Thetford proposed replacing the school board of- roof in response to concern Oct. 15 the expressed by residents at the a special town March town meeting, Pantel- to vote on Thrall Associates of E. .as Tbetford has drawn up plans high school for a pitched roof design to on the ap-solve the severe leakage $85,000 to problem. roof on the Town residents last year School voted down by a large margin an article to remove the will decide at designation of the high school. whether An 00-signature petition should be placed the article on the next day warning for the Oct. 15 p.m. by meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Thetford board has Academy. seeks more in the state Town of voted at Sept. 15 legal action Agency of Way state for and tax of- discussed executive money it state in in other the use COmmunity building for dances that admit persons carrying alcoholic beverages. Additional matters discussed by the board of selectmen include: ---condition of fire depart- ment equipment and town truck; --satisfactory new culvert; --two gravestones found on Gerald Morse's land next to the cemetery; --purchase of a welder; --town supply of crushed stone will not be sold; --24,000 lb. load limit to he put up; --fire department in- sulation. board approves fund plan Blue School Wed- to the Keith 11,522 In other business, the board heard complaints from music teacher Jean Davidson con- cernlng her heavy workload and anger over school budget cuts. Davidson says because of the lack of additional staff in the schools music depar- tment, she spends 20 percent more time per week with students than do other teachers at the school. The board took no action (please turn to page 3) Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont September 23, 1981 Tempers flare at trustees meetin00 .,/ Authority focus of debate \\; BRADFORD--Is there a limits of his authority as conflict of interest when a trustee. village trustee is also paid by At the trustees' Wednesday, the village to oversee its Sept. 16 meeting, tensions sewage treatment plant, over the issue were brought to receives a monthly stipend as the surface. When Garone superintendent of its water asked for prior consultation at department, and regularly trustee meetings before Welch accepts village contracts for purchases equipment or parts highway and plumbing for the village, tempers projects through his own flared. "Never in the 30 years plumbing and heating I've worked for this village," business? One Bradford shouted Welqh, "have I ever trustee and the town and been denied the right to buy village administrator say something when I need it." village business is becoming Welch had purchased a $395 too one-sided. Don Welch, pump for the village that could perhaps the most enterprising be used either at the sewage trustee in village history, says treatment plant or on a truck his experience working for the planned by Welch to be con- village justifies his fight to verted to a street cleaner. authority. Welch took Garone's plea Town and Village for consultation as an ac- Administrator, Susan cusation of wrongdoing on his Spaulding stresses that there part. "I don't fear God, man is nothing illegal about the or beast when I'm on the right situation, but she agrees with track," shouted Welch as he trustee Gary Garone that pounded the table. 'Tm not Welch may be stretching the (PleaseturntopageS) NEW WOODSVILLE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT--This photo taken on an adjacent hill, shows the plants proximity te,the sewage project work being done in Wells River. Note the steeple of the church in Wells River in the background. The new sewage system in Wells River will be connected to the new plant in Woodsville sometime in the fall of 1982. New truck, bills discussed at IVoodsville Precinct WOODSVILLE--The Woodsville Precinct Com- missioners have purchased a new dump truck to be used by Woodsville's street and high- way department. The truck, a 1981 Ford was purchased at a Woodsville Sewage Treatment Plant cost of $14,55&71frorn GraftOnAuto Sales of Woodsville. Woodsville commissioner begin operation in November Joseph Maceini said at the may commissioner's Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, that the truck was purchased to WOODS'LLE--Acdlng to th ne*plt, b Pe' mlflnline pipe, i0 and eo.traeted by Midstate PiRMield: N,H, received the lytrc,hmic,  on  C v'"-"-" u, officials from the systems of the plant's construction will building connections, two Cmmtructi o, to begin contract for $1.4 million for rbnnt  m' tLmk ist designer, Environmental total$2.3million, underground pumping re a i e s r e ' -" .................. p v ng th t e ts, the sewer separatxon and ,.,,la,,i,,. o., ,,a,,. ,,,, ,k, "1"--'ull'" -t " ...I of .............. " "" "" ......... Engineers Inc., the new The federal government stations, and the sewage -ut,, , ..a -,, ,,- conecuon system, wmmm the fire denartment will be Woodsville Sewage Treatment funded the project in 1980. treatment plant itself. September." ......... Plummer is the construction phasing out of'- .............. operation. Plant may be ready for Until the new system is Environmental Engineers Environmental Engineers supervisor forMidstate. completed, both towns dump Inc. resident engineer, Scott of Concord, N.H., designed the Charwill Construction Inc. received the $2.2 million contract for construction of the treatment plant and another $479,666 contract to imtall two pumping stations and pipe connecting the Grafton County building complex in N. Haverhill tb the plant. The Sewage Treatment Plant According to WaRe, the following is a simplified description of the plant's treatment process: Benton Fire Bill At the meeting, a member of the Town of Benton Selectmen was contacted by phone in order for the commissioners to inquire about the missing half of a $1300 bill for services rendered by the Woodsville Fire Department at a call in Benton last May. The Benton selectman said the town had only paid half the bill because eight trucks from surrounding towns had responded to the fire at the Clark farm in Benton last May and that the fire was operation in November. The cost Of the project, their raw, untreated sewage Waite said last Friday, Sept. system and their resident covered mostly by federal directly into the Connecticut 18,, that one-third of Wood- engineer Scott WaRe, in- funds, will total over $4 million River. sville housing connections spector Ralph Willey, and on the New Hampshire side of Woodsviile have been completed and the impector George Sawyer are the river. Wells River's new The Woodsville system Pike Construction Co. of overseeing the project. system, that will connect to consists of 22,000 feet of Tilton, N.H., has been sub-Midstate Construction of N Harris the Benton Selectman, said Harris was concerned that the Town of Benton would have to go in debt to pay the full cost of such calls and also concerned that the town would have to borrow the money if they were to purchase their own fire equipment. Klark had little sympathy, explaining to the Benton selectman that Woodsville Precinct had borrowed $65,000 to purchase their [iretruck. Klark said the Woodsville Fire Department does not answer calls in Benton "for the fun of it." Klark warned that if the Town of Benton does not pay the full bill, the com- missioners may decide not to continue answering fire calls in Benton. The commissioners said this is the second time a situation of this kind has risen between Woodsville Precinct and the Town of Benton. Oil Tank Bids The commissioners have announced that they have three oil tanks for sale (used). The tanks hold 25,000 gallons, I0,000 gallons, and 8,000 gallons respectively. Other Business In other business, the commissioners discussed the / 'L " WOODSVILLE SEWAGE PROJECT--The above planner's map shows the route of the sewer system tn Woedsville. All numbered roads indicate the presence of sewer lines. Not shown on this map is the Court St. section of the project that runs from the treatment  L  t4 plant to the Grafton County lmflding complex.  . o, -- The various pump relatively small. Corn- progress of the installation of stations assist the plant's missioner Winthrop Klark, sewer hook-ups to homes in influent pump in bringing the who spoke with William (PleaseturntopageS) sewage through the un- derground pipes to the plant's "headworks" area for "degritting", or the first 11]'1 residents volm00teer liquids-solids separation process. Larger solids are separated at this point. --From there the sewage goes to the round "package treatment plant building. In the building, the sewage goes through an "area,ion" tank and then to a "clarifier" tank. --The clarifier tank is the workhorse of the system, pumping the sludge off to sludge beds in a clear walled building next to the plant and sending the liquid off to a "chlorine contact" tank where it is then ready to be poured out into the river. There are four main buildings at the plant besides the influent pump resting some 30 feet beneath the ground behind the complex. The central control-operations building houses ad- ministration offices, main- tenance, instrumentation pumps, chemical feed tanks and a septic dump. Here, sewage from local septic tanks, net on the system, can be dumped into the treatment plant. The two round "package treatment plants" flank the main building. One will begin operating when the plant starts up in November an.d e other will be used when wens River connects to the system in the fall of 1962. The large, clear plastic building near the town's recreation area, houses the sludge drying beds. WaRe and inspector Ralph Willey said that the sludge that will be drying in the building will have already gone through the treatment process and said the beds should not cause an (Plea,;e turn to page 8) to seek land for landfill CORINTH--AtaSpeeialTown The voters felt that a Meeting held at the Town Hall properly managed landfill in Cookville last Friday night should last many years so that a group of residents volun- teered to assist the selectmen in locating land for a landfill. This committee will contact every landowner with 10 acres or more in Corinth to see if anyone might want to sell land to the town to be used as a landfill. It was understood by those present that the town has an extension until Jan. 1, 1982 for its present location and that this date may be extended if the town is actively seeking alternative sites. the townspeople would not be faced with this problem every 10 to 15 years. One acceptable site was unanimously rejected because it was toe msall and too costly. Town Clerk Jack Lear- month said, "It is hoped that the work of the volunteer committee may also stimulate interest in a problem which effects every resident in the town." Learmonth said that the meeting was "poorly at- tended." Sewa4ee conswuction crews move to Cross and W. WELLS RIVER--Tom Key, resident engineer for the Wells River Sewage Project, an- nounces that work has been completed on Center St. and will be completed this week on Grove Street. The crew will then start on Cro St. at the intersection of Main Street and proceed as far as the creamery. If all goes well, that segment should be completed ready for initial cleanup work by the end of the week. The other crew is installing sewer lines on Shaeffer Hill, working behind a drilling and blasting crew called in due to more ledge being found than was anticipated. The drilling crew should finish this week and will move on the make Water streets exploratory drillings on W. Water St. No sewer line digging is anticipated on Water St. at this time. The sewer line installation on Shaeffer Hill may take several weeks more, and through traffic will be closed for awhile yet, with access being provided and main- tained from Rte. 5 north of the Village. There will he miscellaneous crews working around the village bricking up manholes and conatructing test pits, along with some cleanup work. It is not expected that there will be any serious traffic disruptions other than on Shaeffer Hill during the coming week. 7J.|X:I IO Number 38 planners auction barn .BARNES g on submitted by Hebb to auto auction Road in the They did to speak on Commission to the the Hebbs to use their )auctions in the and the was of the Two Regional that an barn was not the village district of "was there was Public hearing, those attending went home. As one villager said, "We didn't need to say anything." Residential Application for Industrial District Denied The board reviewed the application of Robert and Janet Warner to place a residential mobile home next to Warner's Gallery restaurant in the highway industrial commercial district. The trailer is already there, with Warner's daughters living in it. Warner said, "The sleeping quarters there are for the protection of the existing building. We've been broken into five times in less than two years, losing about $3000. We haven't been broken into since the trailer has been there." According to the town plan, a resicence is not a permitted use in the highway-industrial- commercial district. A variance may he granted due (Please turn to page8) stolen in car burglary 1978 Chevette was early Sunday 20 at ap- while it post According Lynn purses were Carroll Hood of the r friend Sandra Arthur's incident the women returning noticed one Was unlocked had "destinctly locking it." their purses notified Calling the Bradford Village Police phone number. Clogaton describes Hood's purse as "rust colored, con- tainlng $20 in cash, a brown wallet, a check book, a Pen- ney's credit card, a silver necklace with a torquoise pendent, and a set of pearl earrings." He said Masson's purse contained "a check- book, a 14 karat gold neck- chain, sunglasses, car diographic calipers, and change purse." He said Masson's purse was "creme colored." Clogston said, "Any persom with information regarding the car burglary Sunday or if anyone should find one or both of the purses, they should contact me immediately." set for The,ford town meeting* "-Thetford proposed replacing the school board of- roof in response to concern Oct. 15 the expressed by residents at the a special town March town meeting, Pantel- to vote on Thrall Associates of E. .as Tbetford has drawn up plans high school for a pitched roof design to on the ap-solve the severe leakage $85,000 to problem. roof on the Town residents last year School voted down by a large margin an article to remove the will decide at designation of the high school. whether An 00-signature petition should be placed the article on the next day warning for the Oct. 15 p.m. by meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Thetford board has Academy. seeks more in the state Town of voted at Sept. 15 legal action Agency of Way state for and tax of- discussed executive money it state in in other the use COmmunity building for dances that admit persons carrying alcoholic beverages. Additional matters discussed by the board of selectmen include: ---condition of fire depart- ment equipment and town truck; --satisfactory new culvert; --two gravestones found on Gerald Morse's land next to the cemetery; --purchase of a welder; --town supply of crushed stone will not be sold; --24,000 lb. load limit to he put up; --fire department in- sulation. board approves fund plan Blue School Wed- to the Keith 11,522 In other business, the board heard complaints from music teacher Jean Davidson con- cernlng her heavy workload and anger over school budget cuts. Davidson says because of the lack of additional staff in the schools music depar- tment, she spends 20 percent more time per week with students than do other teachers at the school. The board took no action (please turn to page 3) Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont September 23, 1981 Tempers flare at trustees meetin00 .,/ Authority focus of debate \\; BRADFORD--Is there a limits of his authority as conflict of interest when a trustee. village trustee is also paid by At the trustees' Wednesday, the village to oversee its Sept. 16 meeting, tensions sewage treatment plant, over the issue were brought to receives a monthly stipend as the surface. When Garone superintendent of its water asked for prior consultation at department, and regularly trustee meetings before Welch accepts village contracts for purchases equipment or parts highway and plumbing for the village, tempers projects through his own flared. "Never in the 30 years plumbing and heating I've worked for this village," business? One Bradford shouted Welqh, "have I ever trustee and the town and been denied the right to buy village administrator say something when I need it." village business is becoming Welch had purchased a $395 too one-sided. Don Welch, pump for the village that could perhaps the most enterprising be used either at the sewage trustee in village history, says treatment plant or on a truck his experience working for the planned by Welch to be con- village justifies his fight to verted to a street cleaner. authority. Welch took Garone's plea Town and Village for consultation as an ac- Administrator, Susan cusation of wrongdoing on his Spaulding stresses that there part. "I don't fear God, man is nothing illegal about the or beast when I'm on the right situation, but she agrees with track," shouted Welch as he trustee Gary Garone that pounded the table. 'Tm not Welch may be stretching the (PleaseturntopageS) NEW WOODSVILLE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT--This photo taken on an adjacent hill, shows the plants proximity te,the sewage project work being done in Wells River. Note the steeple of the church in Wells River in the background. The new sewage system in Wells River will be connected to the new plant in Woodsville sometime in the fall of 1982. New truck, bills discussed at IVoodsville Precinct WOODSVILLE--The Woodsville Precinct Com- missioners have purchased a new dump truck to be used by Woodsville's street and high- way department. The truck, a 1981 Ford was purchased at a Woodsville Sewage Treatment Plant cost of $14,55&71frorn GraftOnAuto Sales of Woodsville. Woodsville commissioner begin operation in November Joseph Maceini said at the may commissioner's Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, that the truck was purchased to WOODS'LLE--Acdlng to th ne*plt, b Pe' mlflnline pipe, i0 and eo.traeted by Midstate PiRMield: N,H, received the lytrc,hmic,  on  C v'"-"-" u, officials from the systems of the plant's construction will building connections, two Cmmtructi o, to begin contract for $1.4 million for rbnnt  m' tLmk ist designer, Environmental total$2.3million, underground pumping re a i e s r e ' -" .................. p v ng th t e ts, the sewer separatxon and ,.,,la,,i,,. o., ,,a,,. ,,,, ,k, "1"--'ull'" -t " ...I of .............. " "" "" ......... Engineers Inc., the new The federal government stations, and the sewage -ut,, , ..a -,, ,,- conecuon system, wmmm the fire denartment will be Woodsville Sewage Treatment funded the project in 1980. treatment plant itself. September." ......... Plummer is the construction phasing out of'- .............. operation. Plant may be ready for Until the new system is Environmental Engineers Environmental Engineers supervisor forMidstate. completed, both towns dump Inc. resident engineer, Scott of Concord, N.H., designed the Charwill Construction Inc. received the $2.2 million contract for construction of the treatment plant and another $479,666 contract to imtall two pumping stations and pipe connecting the Grafton County building complex in N. Haverhill tb the plant. The Sewage Treatment Plant According to WaRe, the following is a simplified description of the plant's treatment process: Benton Fire Bill At the meeting, a member of the Town of Benton Selectmen was contacted by phone in order for the commissioners to inquire about the missing half of a $1300 bill for services rendered by the Woodsville Fire Department at a call in Benton last May. The Benton selectman said the town had only paid half the bill because eight trucks from surrounding towns had responded to the fire at the Clark farm in Benton last May and that the fire was operation in November. The cost Of the project, their raw, untreated sewage Waite said last Friday, Sept. system and their resident covered mostly by federal directly into the Connecticut 18,, that one-third of Wood- engineer Scott WaRe, in- funds, will total over $4 million River. sville housing connections spector Ralph Willey, and on the New Hampshire side of Woodsviile have been completed and the impector George Sawyer are the river. Wells River's new The Woodsville system Pike Construction Co. of overseeing the project. system, that will connect to consists of 22,000 feet of Tilton, N.H., has been sub-Midstate Construction of N Harris the Benton Selectman, said Harris was concerned that the Town of Benton would have to go in debt to pay the full cost of such calls and also concerned that the town would have to borrow the money if they were to purchase their own fire equipment. Klark had little sympathy, explaining to the Benton selectman that Woodsville Precinct had borrowed $65,000 to purchase their [iretruck. Klark said the Woodsville Fire Department does not answer calls in Benton "for the fun of it." Klark warned that if the Town of Benton does not pay the full bill, the com- missioners may decide not to continue answering fire calls in Benton. The commissioners said this is the second time a situation of this kind has risen between Woodsville Precinct and the Town of Benton. Oil Tank Bids The commissioners have announced that they have three oil tanks for sale (used). The tanks hold 25,000 gallons, I0,000 gallons, and 8,000 gallons respectively. Other Business In other business, the commissioners discussed the / 'L " WOODSVILLE SEWAGE PROJECT--The above planner's map shows the route of the sewer system tn Woedsville. All numbered roads indicate the presence of sewer lines. Not shown on this map is the Court St. section of the project that runs from the treatment  L  t4 plant to the Grafton County lmflding complex.  . o, -- The various pump relatively small. Corn- progress of the installation of stations assist the plant's missioner Winthrop Klark, sewer hook-ups to homes in influent pump in bringing the who spoke with William (PleaseturntopageS) sewage through the un- derground pipes to the plant's "headworks" area for "degritting", or the first 11]'1 residents volm00teer liquids-solids separation process. Larger solids are separated at this point. --From there the sewage goes to the round "package treatment plant building. In the building, the sewage goes through an "area,ion" tank and then to a "clarifier" tank. --The clarifier tank is the workhorse of the system, pumping the sludge off to sludge beds in a clear walled building next to the plant and sending the liquid off to a "chlorine contact" tank where it is then ready to be poured out into the river. There are four main buildings at the plant besides the influent pump resting some 30 feet beneath the ground behind the complex. The central control-operations building houses ad- ministration offices, main- tenance, instrumentation pumps, chemical feed tanks and a septic dump. Here, sewage from local septic tanks, net on the system, can be dumped into the treatment plant. The two round "package treatment plants" flank the main building. One will begin operating when the plant starts up in November an.d e other will be used when wens River connects to the system in the fall of 1962. The large, clear plastic building near the town's recreation area, houses the sludge drying beds. WaRe and inspector Ralph Willey said that the sludge that will be drying in the building will have already gone through the treatment process and said the beds should not cause an (Plea,;e turn to page 8) to seek land for landfill CORINTH--AtaSpeeialTown The voters felt that a Meeting held at the Town Hall properly managed landfill in Cookville last Friday night should last many years so that a group of residents volun- teered to assist the selectmen in locating land for a landfill. This committee will contact every landowner with 10 acres or more in Corinth to see if anyone might want to sell land to the town to be used as a landfill. It was understood by those present that the town has an extension until Jan. 1, 1982 for its present location and that this date may be extended if the town is actively seeking alternative sites. the townspeople would not be faced with this problem every 10 to 15 years. One acceptable site was unanimously rejected because it was toe msall and too costly. Town Clerk Jack Lear- month said, "It is hoped that the work of the volunteer committee may also stimulate interest in a problem which effects every resident in the town." Learmonth said that the meeting was "poorly at- tended." Sewa4ee conswuction crews move to Cross and W. WELLS RIVER--Tom Key, resident engineer for the Wells River Sewage Project, an- nounces that work has been completed on Center St. and will be completed this week on Grove Street. The crew will then start on Cro St. at the intersection of Main Street and proceed as far as the creamery. If all goes well, that segment should be completed ready for initial cleanup work by the end of the week. The other crew is installing sewer lines on Shaeffer Hill, working behind a drilling and blasting crew called in due to more ledge being found than was anticipated. The drilling crew should finish this week and will move on the make Water streets exploratory drillings on W. Water St. No sewer line digging is anticipated on Water St. at this time. The sewer line installation on Shaeffer Hill may take several weeks more, and through traffic will be closed for awhile yet, with access being provided and main- tained from Rte. 5 north of the Village. There will he miscellaneous crews working around the village bricking up manholes and conatructing test pits, along with some cleanup work. It is not expected that there will be any serious traffic disruptions other than on Shaeffer Hill during the coming week.