plans roadwork, shoreline exemption
By STEPHEN BEALE
Union Leader Correspondent
The board of selectmen has given the Public Works director the green light to continue with a plan to pave, maintain, and rebuild a number of roads in Goffstown this year, chairman Nick Campasano said yesterday.
The following roads are scheduled to be reclaimed: Mountain Road, Merrill Road, Snook Road, Tenney Road, Willow Pond Road, and Mountain View Drive. The total road construction budget for 2008, which includes paving of other roads, crack sealing, and other work, is about $3.7 million.
The board still has to decide what roads might be reclaimed in the Lynchville and Danis parks area, where persistent flooding has taken its toll and weather this past winter has resulted in the complete erosion of some roads. Public Works Director Carl Quiram cautioned that if he rebuilt the roads there, he might have to redo them again in a few years when sewer and water systems are installed.
Campasano said selectmen have also approved the following Public Works purchases: a six-wheel dump truck for $134,567, a wheel loader for $131,433, a walking floor trash trailer for $69,505, and a one-ton pickup truck for $37,830.
In other business, the town is seeking an exemption from the revised Shoreland Protection Act, which took effect in New Hampshire this month and would have an impact along the Piscataquog River.
Campasano said the town is interested in exempting the Goffstown Village area. The exemption would allow the town to exercise local control over the protection of its shore land, according to selectman Phil D’Avanza.
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