Last Thursday we held our annual town meeting at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Most of the articles passed easily and things went smoothly except for a few articles which were questioned about their cost.
The article asking to spend up to $700,000 to build a new town office and police station at 395 Portland Street, was rejected by secret ballot, 100 to 31 votes. Even though I voted for the purchase, I understand that most tax payers are reluctant to fork over their hard-earned money — but we need to upgrade Fryeburg’s infrastructure — now. It will only get more expensive as the years roll on.
We need to find a way to give our town the tools it needs to operate smoothly....