Town councilors meet to discuss flood damage repair


(NEWS CENTER) -- It took less than a half hour for the Dexter town council to decide on how they would move forward in terms of repairing the flood damage.

Companies C M Ellms and Son and Lawson's Landscape Construction were given the green light to start on the major priority-Lincoln street.

SteveLawson says they'll be buying two concrete box culverts to install down on Lincoln street. Those were quoted at about $79,000 each in paperwork handed out at the meeting, but there's still no exact estimate as to how much this project will cost. The money will likely come out of next year's budget, councilors said.

As for the Grist Mill Museum, Town Manager Shelley Watson said she was told that building is stable as is, but the contractors say that work there will likely be done to stabilize it even more.

Contractors say they will have everything they need for the Lincoln Street project within a week, and then it will take about a week to complete it.

When asked if the new structure would be able to withstand any future floods, Steve Lawson replied that the new culverts would be 'lifetime structures."

Watson says she has yet to receive a response from Senator Susan Collins' office. Representatives from her office visited the town last week.


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