Thomaston approves electric powered police cruiser

THOMASTON — The Thomaston Pick Board accredited the obtain of a 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric powered automobile for the police force.

The board approved the buy at their July 26 meeting.

The motor vehicle will value the city $26,268 right after a $12,000 electrical automobile rebate from Efficiency Maine and a $12,000 trade-in for the oldest existing cruiser.

The money for the buy will come from the law enforcement cruiser reserve fund, which is component of the police spending plan handed by the people at the June City Assembly. This indicates the obtain will not impact taxes.

The automobile was acquired by means of Rockland Ford.

Select Board Chair Diane Giese explained she considered the order was a wonderful go ahead for Thomaston towards additional environmentally helpful choices. Giese also pointed out that the maintenance charges for the vehicle will be a lot decrease as properly.

Thomaston Police Main Tim Hoppe mentioned the town can use Rockland Ford’s electric powered car charging stations to charge the cars for now.

Vice-chair Pete Lammert praised Hoppe for maintaining the law enforcement cruisers to get a $12,000 trade-in, as this is considerably higher than trade-ins he saw in past years.

In other enterprise, the board approved an antique show at the Thomaston Eco-friendly Saturday, Sept. 25, with a rain day of Sept. 26.

Owen Shugard arranged a clearly show previous year on the green and explained it as a full good results.

Resident Charlie Grover, who is also a member of the financial advancement committee, requested about charging Shugard for the use of the green.

Shugard stated the function did not make a profit, and they only charged the distributors sufficient to cover the working expenditures.

Pollution Regulate Superintendent John Extravagant mentioned the Thomaston Environmentally friendly Stakeholders Team would be coming up with a cost agenda to hold functions on the environmentally friendly as aspect of their directive.

The board agreed that Shugard’s party would be cost-free of cost again this yr, but for following calendar year the charge program may well be in location.

“We can are living with that for a calendar year,” Grover mentioned.

The board tabled the request of Taylor Karl to keep a wedding at the gazebo on the eco-friendly June 25, 2022.

Conversations on this occasion will arrive prior to the board all over again at the time questions of insurance policy and a price routine was established.

The board authorized a Color Me Healed fundraising party for juvenile diabetic issues, asked for by Sarah Polk.

Polk explained this is the event’s fourth calendar year in Thomaston.

The Shade Me Remedied event will arise Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the municipal making parking great deal.

The board permitted a mountain bike relay race for Saturday, Aug. 21, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on town trails and house. Sidecountry Athletics Bike Shop is organizing the occasion. Operator Andrew Day-to-day reported it is a family friendly race.

The board permitted the use of the multi-objective home in the municipal constructing Saturday, Sept. 18, for the Quilts of Valor celebration, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The event will concentration on Environment War Two veterans, and will come about from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lammert spoke about the Zerbini Loved ones Circus, which was held July 23 to 25.

Lammert said it was good to see family members collectively all over again and hear laughter, and praised Recreation Director Rene Door for his endeavours with the circus.

The future Thomaston Pick Board assembly will be Aug. 9.

The recording of this conference can be considered on

Thomaston municipal officers and city personnel analyze the law enforcement department’s new electric car or truck July 26. Christine Simmonds

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