Officials discuss post office, 2012 budget

— In defining priorities with Goodspeed, Filkins focused first on the Senior Center. He removed shrubbery along the sidewalk that was making it difficult for some people to use the pathway. He replaced the counter top in the kitchen, and built a sturdy table for the heavy mixer there.

In doing some repairs at the Wevertown town hall, Filkins said much of the damage he's seen is not incidental.

“Much of the damage to the ceiling you see here is done destructively,” he said to the board.

He pointed at the baseboard heaters along the sidewalls that stand loose and askew, and said the damage they'd sustaned was “nonsense.”

There should be a more diligent review of the buildings before users are let off the hook, he said.

The town's tentative budget was passed out to board members for review, though it's not yet public.

Town Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed said, “We will come in under the proposed 2 percent tax cap, but it will be a chore.”

Goodspeed left early to attend to an exchange student in his care who was injured in a soccer match. Goodspeed said Anne Deppe, town assessor, suffered a heart attack but was back home as of the meeting.

There will be a public discussion on parking near the Black Hole on Harrington Road at the next town meeting, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

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