Fire truck, bridge repairs top agenda for Aug. 1 Dedham meeting

DEDHAM — The purchase of a fire truck and approving expenditures for repairs to the Green Lake Road bridge are two of the five articles appearing on the warrant for the town’s Aug. 1 special town meeting.

The selectmen approved the warrant July 18 after discussing the truck purchase’s financial details with Dedham-Lucerne Fire Chief Craig Shane.

The town of Dedham and the village of Lucerne plan on purchasing a $420,000 Spartan ERV Pumper. Both communities plan on using $50,000 from each fire department’s reserve account as a down payment and finance the rest.

Article Three on the Dedham town meeting warrant asks voters to approve up to $370,000 less such amount contributed by the Lucerne-in-Maine Village Corp. to purchase a fire truck.

Article Four asks residents to utilize $50,000 from the Fire Department Reserve Account as a down payment.

Lucerne Village will hold a special town meeting Aug. 10 to consider using $50,000 from its Fire Department Reserve Account and pay half of the remaining balance.

The special town meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, in the town office’s upstairs meeting room.

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Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Former Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors.