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Sebec concerned about speed on Village Road

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 24, June 16, 2004

By Sara Gray
Special to the Observer

SEBEC In a meeting held June 7, Sebec board of selectmen decided to go ahead with plans to contact the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) for road signs in town.

Town residents expressed concern last week about the speed limit on Sebec Village Road, which runs through the heart of the town. Children and the visually-impaired walk along the road on which traffic flows above the posted speed limit of 35 mph.

Selectman Tim Hill is contacting the DOT for yellow warning signs for the road and is also requesting a speed review for the area. Residents expressed interest in having the speed limit lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph through town.

In other news, town selectmen officially turned over property to the Sebec Historical Society. The property on which the Harriman School Museum now sits is currently maintained by the Historical Society, but has been owned by the town of Sebec since 1860. By signing over the deed to the Historical Society, Sebec's selectmen officially recognize actions taken by the 1967 board regarding the piece of land.

Selectmen also furthered discussion of changes to the 2004 town report expected to be available August 6. Public discussion on the report will take place at the town meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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