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Flooding still topic at meeting

CHESTERFIELD -Water was still at the top of the agenda for the Chesterfield town board at its June 7 meeting.

"Just when you think we are in the clear, the highway supervisor calls us with more problems," supervisor Gerald Morrow said. "The Schuyler Road has been taken care of, and we have fixed Dugway Road in three places, then I get a call that there is a fourth spot on that road that is starting to separate."

Morrow also said there was erosion on Trout Pond Road, requiring a new culvert to be placed.

"Every day is a new experience," Morrow said. "We are still hoping for a federal declaration."

Morrow said the high water is starting to recede, but it is hampering things.

"In Port Douglas, there is no beach," he said. "With our Port Kent water project, we cannot do the work on Route 373 by the ferry dock because the water is right there and as soon as you started digging, you would hit water. That's how high the water table is right now."

In other business:

The town board passed a resolution to sell their old voting machines, which were given back to the towns under resolution by the county.

"We will most likely be looking to sell them for the metal," Morrow said. "We had bought these machines, but under state law, they belonged to the counties, which 'gave' them back to us."

The board also voted to move a generator that used to be used at a well in Port Kent to the town offices for emergency purposes.

Morrow also took a moment to talk about the new North Star Underground Railroad Museum, located in the Estes House.

"If you want to see some history of the area, you should go down to this place," Morrow said.

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