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Sagadahoc County will provide seashell custodial services

The Woolwich Selection Committee contracted with the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department to provide a shell keeper. The contract begins on November 15 and remains in effect until June 30, 2023; either party may terminate the contract with 60 days written notice.

“We’re only spending $3,500, the money we have left in that account to allow them to enforce the city’s shellfish conservation order,” coach Jason Shaw said. “One good thing about having a law enforcement officer do that is their ability to write summonses or make arrests.”

The select council and Dan Harrington of the city’s shellfish committee reviewed the contract with Sheriff Joel Merry on Oct. 17. The board authorized Chairman David King Sr. to sign the contract and he did so at the meeting on Monday, November 7.

In other cases, Fire Chief Shaun Merrill has won board approval to seek a state matching grant of up to $5,000 for a new portable pump, hose and fittings for the fire department brush truck. The city’s share of the cost would not exceed $2,500, Merrill said.

EMS manager Brian Carlton said the ambulance service had made 11 calls since the last board meeting; there were eight transports and three non-transports. The board has scheduled a future meeting to discuss an arrangement the ambulance service has to provide a transport service on Wednesdays for Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

The Board has accepted with regret the resignation of Tom McKenzie as Acting Code Enforcement Officer. King said McKenzie would stay until Dec. 1. The council is advertising to fill the position.

Coach Allison Hepler has announced that Woolwich Veterans Day activities will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11 at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 856 Middle Road (Route 127). Roger Brawn and the Special Events Committee organize the ceremony. The cemetery is home to the city’s historic war memorial, an eight-foot-tall granite column known as the “Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Monument.”

The city office submitted a claim for reimbursement to the state with the Office of Cannabis Policy. City Administrator Kim Dalton estimated the city would receive about $3,640 for monies spent developing its marijuana ordinances. Dalton also noted that the city office will submit an insurance claim for the cost of removing mold from a utility closet. The cost of cleaning is estimated at $2,000.

Maine Department of Transportation officials will return to Woolwich to advise residents of the Station 46 Bridge replacement project and a traffic light at the Route 1/Nequasset Road intersection. The meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 in the gymnasium at Woolwich Central School, 137 Nequasset Road.

The council announced that the city office will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving and will be closed all day this Friday. After adjourning on Monday, the board traveled to the school to prepare for Tuesday’s election.