Bath to hire new town clerk
The Town of Bath Council is currently conducting interviews of applicants for the position of town clerk.
Councilman Andy Swaim said the town hopes to make a decision and vote on hiring someone at the January 17 meeting. If so, the new town clerk would start work February 1.
Swaim was speaking at the Tuesday evening, January 3 meeting.
Chief Water Operator Terry Largent reported the Water Department lost two flow meters recently. The meters have been working without incident since 2000, Largent said.
The price for each replacement meter is $961. The council approved the expenditures.
Another water related problem is causing icing on Market Street near CNB Bank.
A sump pump in the basement of a home across the street from the bank owned by Andrew Orebaugh is pumping water out of the house into the yard.
The water is running across Market Street causing the street to ice up.
The town street crew has been putting salt down to try and avert a dangerous situation.
Councilman Scott Merki said he has called Orebaugh twice, but has not received a callback.
Merki said the pump was originally connected into the sewer line but after an inspection, the sewer department told Orebaugh he couldn’t do that. Now the line from the pump is routed out of the house into the yard and overflowing into the street.
Mayor Susan Webster said she would do her best to contact Orebaugh to resolve the situation.