SMITHFIELD — Town roads will be getting considerable attention this year after residents approved $870,000 for road work at Saturday night’s annual Town Meeting.

Residents OK’d  borrowing $700,000 to pave and reconstruct Quaker Lane and East Pond and Warren Hill roads, and approved raising $100,000 for prepavement work on the same three roads.

Town Clerk Linda French said the 68 who turned out for the annual meeting also approved raising $70,000, as well as appropriating $26,424 from a grant, for the depleted reconstruction and paving account.

Voters also approved $2,500 for the Smithfield Moonshiners Snowmobile Club and $2,500 for the town’s 175th anniversary celebration in 2015.

The floodplain management and cell tower ordinances also passed.

Smithfield will establish a permit system to review all development in its designated flood hazard areas to be eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program.

The cell tower ordinance establishes regulations for any new cell towers and additions to the current tower.

There were no contested races for town office.

Tim Downing was elected School Administrative District 54 director after receiving 27 write-in votes for the position.


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