Special Town Meeting

Sewer study offer heads for vote in Edgecomb

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 9:00am

    If Edgecomb voters give selectmen all they're asking for on Monday, Nov. 18, spending at the special town meeting will total $31,856.

    The first $25,000 is for an engineering study to help answer the town's sewer questions. Selectmen propose tapping tax increment financing money to cover the cost.

    The other $6,856, for additional interest due on Edgecomb's road reconstruction loan, would come from surplus. The loan's 3.2 percent interest rate was higher than the rate projected when voters agreed to the loan in May, Selectmen's Chairman Jack Sarmanian said November 10.

    Of the two items up for vote, the sewer study may be more likely to draw debate. Past discussions have gotten into some residents' concerns about how to dole out the remaining sewer allowance of about 31,000 gallons a day the town can send to Wiscasset, among other issues.

    The special town meeting is set to start at 7 p.m. at town hall. It follows a 6 p.m. selectmen's meeting.