WATERVILLE — City councilors on Tuesday voted to provide up to $200,000 to Friends of Quarry Road to buy snow making equipment in anticipation of money from the Harold Alfond Foundation that is coming in September.

The city will be reimbursed in full, according to the agreement.

The money will be used to buy materials and hire contractors for installing the snowmaking system at Quarry Road Recreation Area off North Street.

Councilors also voted 6-1 to urge the Maine Legislature and U.S. Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to say that corporations are not human beings. There is a national movement under way that is attempting to amend the Constitution to overturn a 2010 Supreme Court decision that held corporations are people.

Councilor George Myers, D-Ward 2, said the resolution states that people are entitled to certain constitutional rights, but not corporations. Wealthy individuals and other entities would no longer be able to spend millions of dollars on political campaigns if the Constitution is amended, Myers said.

Council Chairman Fred Stubbert, D-Ward 1, said the resolution should be worded differently and voted against it.

The council also voted 7-0 to execute an agreement with state Department of Transportation for trees to be removed within the Interstate 95 corridor. The city must remove the trees there as part of a reconstruction project on the crosswind runway at Robert LaFleur Municipal Airport.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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