Norway board schedules vote for solid waste agreement amendments

By On September 21, 2018

Norway board schedules vote for solid waste agreement amendments

NORWAY â€" The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Thursday evening to schedule a special town meeting Oct. 18 on changes to the Norway-Paris Solid Waste agreement.

The public hearing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7.

The board of directors of Norway-Paris Solid Waste oversee operation of the waste transfer station on Brown Street and the Frost Hill solid waste dump off Route 117, both in Norway.

The Paris Board of Selectmen voted Sept. 10 to schedule a special town meeting Oct. 22 to vote on the same agreement.

Paris Selectman Gary Vaughn, chairman of the Waste Board, presented changes to the agreement to Paris selectmen Aug. 27 and to Norway selectmen on Sept. 6.

The biggest change is adding two alternates to the six-member board.

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Each town would add an alternate, who could only vote if there were a tie. Depending on whet her it is an odd- or even-numbered year, either the Norway or Paris alternate would vote.

Vaughn said the Waste Board also wants to change the wording so a board member and an immediate family member can not serve at the same time.

“We want to change the phrasing to ‘immediate family members,’” Vaughn said previously. “When you just say ‘family members,’ it doesn’t say if it means your wife, mother, brother, father, or your third or fourth cousins. Once you start getting into cousins, half of the town wouldn’t be able to be on the board because a lot of people have family around here.”

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Norway selectmen, from left, Russell Newcomb, Warren Sessions Jr. and Mike Twitchell vote Thursday evening to hold a special town meeting Oct. 18 to vote on changes to the Norway-Paris Solid Waste agreement.

Source: Google News Norway | Netizen 24 Norway

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