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Wilton to vote on truck on Nov. 19

The Wilton Selectboard

WILTON - A special town meeting will take place on Nov. 19 to determine the proposed purchase of a 2020 International truck for the Public Works Department.

The truck will be a replacement for one that began having problems last year and was deemed costly to repair. If approved, the truck would be purchased at a price of $163,649- $64,000 appropriated from the Undesignated Fund Account and $99,649 from a lease/purchase agreement.

A second article that would have appeared on the warrant will be bumped to a later date, most likely in early December. The board will consider a warrant for the special town meeting at their next board meeting. The article will propose a moratorium to be placed on both medical and adult use marijuana regulations. If approved by residents, the delay will allow the state to finalize their own regulations before the town takes action.

After an executive session, the board approved Town Manage Rhonda Irish's appointment of a new public works foreman. Longtime town employee John Masse will take over the job vacated by Dale Roberts who took a position as head of Public Works in Rumford. Masse has worked for the town for more than 14 years as a public works crew leader.

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  1. $163,000 dollars !!!
    What problems is the truck having and
    What is the estimate to repair the current vehicle ???

    NAPA has parts in stock to repair most all cars and trucks ever made.

    The Town Manager needs to reign in the spending or give some dollar relief for the very high water and sewer bills that go out four times a year. Town Office are you reading this ? STOP THE SPENDING

  2. We totally agree with The Lion Roars - The Eagle Soars. What is wrong with the truck Wilton has now and will it be going up for bid or being traded in. Very interested

  3. These trucks have 1000 's of miles on them, and are worn out. Cheaper to replace than fix.

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