gilead July 8
Summer has arrived along with the Fourth of July. Hot and humid weather and I do not get along very well.
My brother, Steve McLain, and I were discussing the article in last week’s paper about the kittens found in the river. He had just been talking to Brad and Carole about it. Carole suggests that everyone needs a reminder that cruelty to animals is just not acceptable. Personally, I hope whoever did that is quite "proud" of themselves.
Route 2 has been paved through town and on both sides of the new bridge. As soon as they can get traffic routed over the new bridge, they can start to remove the old one.
Hugh and I made a trip to Portland last Saturday to pick up our grandson, Ben Chapman. He has been visiting his dad, Chris Chapman, for the past three weeks in St. Cloud, Minn. He helped Chris with the Blue Angels air show last weekend.
Gilead Historical Society
The GHS has received a generous gift from one of our members. Mary Tyler purchased a laptop computer and donated it to the GHS. It will be very useful to have a computer that is dedicated to storing GHS material. Many thanks to Mary.
There is still time to buy a quilt square for the Memory Quilt. Contact Lin. There was a meeting held last Thursday with Margaret Gaertner, who is Director of Historic Preservation from Barba and Wheelock Consultants from Portland. They specialize in Architecture, Preservation and Design for historic buildings. Those present at the meeting were Steve McLain, Ford Reiche, Howard Reiche, Mary Tyler, Bob and Judy Bishop, Tammy MacDormand and Hugh and Lin Chapman.
A Public Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss draft changes to the Floodplain Management Ordinance. An update to the state-provided 2005 ordinance is necessary to permit the town to join the National Flood Insurance Program. Major changes include the implementation of a website-based floodplain mapping system and inclusion of requirements for recreational vehicles in floodplains. All changes are available for review at the Town Office and have been posted at the Town Hall and Transfer Station.
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