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Public Hearing Minutes 10/22/2013

South Berwick Town Council
Public Hearing
Vehicles & Traffic Ordinance
October 22, 2013

Chairman Gerald W. MacPherson, Sr. opened the hearing at 6:35pm.  Councilors present included Jean Demetracopoulos, David H. Webster, John C. Kareckas, and Russell Abell.  Town Manager Perry A. Ellsworth was also in attendance.

The purpose of the hearing was to receive public comment on the proposed amendments to the Vehicles & Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 130, Section 13.  The amendments would remove the weight limit restrictions on Hooper Mill Bridge (Belle Marsh Rd), Great Hill Bridge, Bennett Bridge (Knights Pond Rd), and Rodier Bridge.  The bridges/culverts have been repaired and weight restrictions are no longer necessary.

Manley Gove, Sr., Dennett Rd, asked if pick-up and delivery vehicles are exempt from the weight limits.  Mrs. Demetracopoulos stated that local pick-up and delivery is exempt; however, overweight vehicles could be liable for any damage done to the road.

On a motion by Mr. Kareckas, seconded by Mrs. Demetracopoulos, the hearing was closed at 6:39pm.


        Barbara Bennett, CCM