HALLOWELL — Awarding a bid for restoration of the Dr. John Hubbard 1833 office will be one of the jobs for City Council at its meeting, 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Two firms submitted bids to do the work, which includes replacing wooden gutters and some clapboards, repairing shutters and repainting the structure. The bids are $24,450.50, from Sustainable Structures, of Hallowell; and $19,550 from Leslie T. Fossel Restoration Resources, of Alna.

Fossel is a Republican state representative.

Council will hear a recommendation from the Property Committee, which was to review the bids on Thursday.

City Manager Todd Shea said several other bid awards will be made. Those include bids for two “as-is” public works vehicles and for winter sand replenishment. Last year, the city paid $6.09 a yard for road sand.

The Personnel Committee is scheduled to put forward a recently created job description for city manager. Shea has submitted his resignation effective July 1.

If councilors approve the job description, they could discuss how they want to deal with the hiring process, Shea said.

Shea also will tell councilors about Kennebec Valley Gas Company’s proposal to construct a natural gas pipeline through Kennebec County.

“It’s a very preliminary proposal,” Shea said Thursday.

Initially, councilors were told the pipeline would merely pass through the city. However, Shea said, a recent meeting he attended at the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments indicated there might be an opportunity to tie into a line that would run along U.S. Route 201.

The proposed line is to run along the Kennebec River for 56 miles from Richmond to Madison.

Council will also consider a presentation on the school budget from Donald Siviski, superintendent of Regional School Unit 2, Hallowell, Farmingdale, Dresden, Monmouth and Richmond; applications for liquor license renewals; a request from the Kennebec Rail Trail Board of Supervisors to use Route 201 as part of its June 26 race course: road resurfacing; and a request to declare May 15-21 Arbor Week.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

[email protected]

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.