The Town of Andover is taking applications for On-Call Transfer Station help to fill in when the regular attendants are out. If you are interested, applications are available at the Town Office. The Town would like to thank Kayla Morton who has been an On-call attendant for the past couple of years. Mona White, Skip Sylvester and Dale Richards are doing a great job at keeping the Transfer Station orderly and cost-efficient. Please plan on recycling wrapping paper and packaging material this holiday season. Every time YOU recycle, you SAVE taxpayer dollars.
The Town Budget Committee meetings are being held at the Andover Public Library on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The group met on Monday evening, Nov. 19. Observing these meetings is a great way to learn about Town spending.
The Andover Withdrawal Committee gathers in the library at 6 p.m. through the winter. The group is working on the agreement to potentially withdrawe from SAD 44 after our 44-year partnership. This will go to a final town vote sometime in the spring. Come to a meeting or check out the website at www.andover4kids.com.
The Town Office is looking for a great black and white photo or picture of Andover? If you have one and would like it to be considered for the annual Town Report cover, please contact the Town Office.
The Andover Food Pantry was a beehive of activity on Thursday and Friday, as many volunteers including the Service Circle packed 32 Thanksgiving baskets and delivered them to those unable to come to the CEB. Thanks to the many helpers who made the work much easier this year. The Christmas Star program for Christmas gifts for our children will get underway shortly. Simply take a yellow star from the wreath which will be in the Little Red Hen, buy the gift and return it to give a child a happier Christmas morning.
Life is a journey of learning. This week I learned through letters to the editor and responses that sometimes people do not understand what you are saying or interpret it as something else. The letters were not criticism of my opponent nor “sour grape” statements because I lost the election. Rather they were written to draw attention to the influence money has in our election process which was limited the number of people willing to be candidates. I learned that there is support out there for my position and that the general public is appalled by the amount of money spent in the recent election. If you want to learn something, I encourage you to go to www.maine.gov/ethics where you can look up a list of statewide candidates and their expenditures. You will surely learn something!