WINTHROP — The Town Council will consider a request Monday from neighboring Manchester to pay just more than $42,000 toward repairs at Cobbossee Dam.

Manchester is seeking assistance in paying a $220,000 bill for dam work, and billed each town according to their frontage on Lake Cobbossee.

The calculation was almost 40 cents per foot, according to Manchester Town Manager Patrick Gilbert.

Winthrop’s interim town manager, Joseph Young, is recommending that the request be looked at during the preparation of the town budget.

“For budgetary purposes, this amount has been added to the Capital Improvements Program list, spread out over the next three years,” he told councilors in an addendum to Monday’s agenda.

Councilors also will hear a request from American Legion Post 40 to close the boat launch at Norcross Point for part of Memorial Day.

Legion officers want to close the boat ramp to launching of boats at Norcross Point from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Memorial Day so the post can host an antique car show.

Memorial Day is the busiest day for launching boats at the point, according to Young, who added that many boat slips have been rented for that day.

In other business, councilors will see a presentation on the 2011-2012 municipal budget proposal and hear from Amy Lawson, executive director of The Western Kennebec Economic Development Alliance, about the alliance’s work at the solar farm at the Super Fund site on Annabessacook Road.

The council meeting is 7 p.m. at the Town Office.


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