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48 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



P^OK PURCHASE OF LAND FOR SCHOOLS.

V,.t.M March 1915 $750 00

Tai.l Arthur Hebbard $300 00

J. F. Bolster 450 00

$750 00

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OFFICE.

Balance Feb. 1, 1915 $40 48

Voted March 1915 25 00

I $65 48

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $50 00

Balance Feb. 1, 1916 15 48

$65 48

PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Voted March 1915 $700 00

Received from State 70 00

Received from Frost fund 15 00

$785 00

Paid to Wm. F. Jones, Treas $785 00

STATE AID HIGHWAY.

Voted March 1915 $798 00

Received from State 618 40

Overdraft from contingent fund 35 37

$1,451 77

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $1,451 77

WINTER HIGHWAY.

Voted March, 1915 $1,000 00

Exi)Pnded to Feb. 1, 1916 $849 55

Balance to Contingent fund 150 45

$1,000 00

OFFICERS' SALARY.

Voted March, 1915 $2,000 00

Overdraft from contingent fund 32 98

$2,032 98

Paid Geo. W. Holmes, selectman $510 00

W. A. Horsey, selectman 152 00

Asa D. Frost, selectman 137 75

T. C. Morrill, superintendent of schools. . 462 13



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 49



Paid Horace Sanborn, truant officer. ." $ 50 00

E. N. Swett, treasurer 120 00

H. L. Home, school committee 25 00

W. F. Jones, school committee 25 00

C. F. Boober, dog constable 20 00

E. C. Libby, police 2 00

S. Harriman, board of health '. . 10 00

Dennis Pike, board of health 15 00

S. W. Goodwin, town clerk 20 00

Chas. H. Pike, commission collecting.... 484 10



$2,032 98



MOTH PESTS.

Voted March, 1915 $100 00

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $20 00

Balance to contingent fund 80 00

$100 00



MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE.



Voted March, 1915 $50 00

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $50 00

APPROPRIATION FOR THE POOR.

Voted March, 1915 $1,500 00

Received from other towns and State 1,043 48

$2,543 48

Expended for poor away from farm $1,954 22

Expended for poor at the farm 280 34

Balance to contingent fund 308 92

■ $2,543 48

TOWN FARM.

Received from produce sold $2,301 52

Received from poor account 280 34

$2,581 86

Expended as shown by report of overseers of Poor $2,581 86



«)() ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



CUTTING BUSHES.

Voted March. 1915 $200 00

Overdraft from contingent fund 39 49

$239 49

Expende.l to PVb. 1, 1916 $239 49

REPAIRS AT WITHERELL PARK.

Voted March, 1915 $75 00

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $41 87

Balance to contingent fund 33 13

$75 00

JACKSON'S MEADOW BRIDGE.

Voted March, 1915 $500 00

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $442 40

Balance to contingent fund 57 60

$500 00

MAINTENANCE STATE AID HIGHWAY.

Voted March, 1915 $250 00

Received from State 128 91

$378 91

.Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $358 04

Balance to contingent fund 20 87

$378 91

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES.

Voted March, 1915 $4,000 00

Received from abutters sidewalk 193 47

N. & P. St. Ry. work on Tannery Bridge 28 75

Brick and stone sold 18 02

Plank sold 5 00

Overdraft from contingent fund 585 60

$4,830 84

Expeudeil to Feb. 1, 1916 $4,830 84

RENT OF HALL AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSE.

Voted March, 1915 $1,000 00

Overdraft from contingent fund 488 57

$1,488 57

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916, as follows:

Norway Building Association, rent $445 00

F. W. Sanborn, printing and supplies:

Envelopes for town reports $ go

Town Meeting Warrant 5 25



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 51



1]00 Town reports 103 60

Bill heads 1 37

Dog licenses 2 50

Assessors ' Notice 2 00

Tax receipts 4 00

600 envelopes 2 00

1400 tax receipts, bound 5 00

Highway orders i3 75

Postal cards 1 25

Order book 8 00

Envelopes 1 50



Selectmen 's office :

Stamps for town reports $ 7 00

Register stamps 1 00

Stamps 25

F. W. Murdock, repairs to safe 1 00

Loring, Short & Harmon, supplies 21 35

E. F. Bieknell, supplies 15

G. J. Brown, cleaning office 2 30

Burroughs Adding Machine Co., paper 80

A. D. Bolster Co., window shades 2 00

Telephone charges -. 6 95

H. E. Love joy, distributing town reports 4 00

Maine Register 2 00

F. P. Stone, supplies 80

Mrs. Strout, cleaning office 75



Reporting marriages :

H. L. Nichols $1 75

C. G. Miller for 1914 and 1915 2 50

A. T. McWhorter 50

M. A. Baker 1 00

R. J. Bruce 1 25



Reporting vital statistics:

L. Hall Trufant $10 25

D. M. Stewart 2 00

H. L. Bartlett 9 75

B. F. Bradbury 2 00

Harold M. Allen 1 75

S. W. Goodwin, recording statistics 27 40



$143 02



$50 35



$7 00



$53 15



52 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



Town clock:

H. D. Adkins, care for seven months $11 66

E. C. Libby, care for five months 8 33

E. C. Libby, oil 53

V. W. Hills, cleaning and repairs 15 00



Witherell Park:

C. C. Burt, care $12 00

F. W. Murdock, repairs to lawn mower 90



Police service:

C. F. Henery $1 75

Frank M. Love joy 2 00

Philip H. McAllister 5 00

Elmer Parker 2 00

Horace Kimball 3 00



Bills paid by order of Board of Health:

Wm. C. Leavitt Co $ 80

Frank Kimball 16 68

F. P. Stone 3 65

Damage to sheep by dogs:

A. G. Lovejoy $ 24 00

R. and S. I. Jackson 9 00

Edwin M. Everett 130 00

W. A. Hersey 45 00

Town Treasurer 's office :

G. W. Todd & Co., check protector $25 00

Express on same 46

Postage 1 19

Town Clerk 's office :

Loring, Short & Harmon, supplies $8 25

Postage 1 57

Water tubs:

Norway Water Co $100 00

Fred H. Perry, care of tub 1 40

A. K. HiU 5 00



$35 52



$12 90



$13 75



$21 13



$208 00



$26 65



$9 82



ANNUAL TOWN REPOKT 63



M. G. Richanlson 2 50

Allai-a & Moulton 2 50

Josepli Dubey, care of tubs 6 00

$117 40

Pike 's Hill Cemetery :

Carl Sehenk, tare of yard ajul repairs $l;> 24

H. L. Home, paint for fence 4 00

$17 24

Rustfield Cemetery:
Harry E. Lovejoy, care of yard $11 00

Insurance

S. W. Goodwin, insurance of office furniture $5 00

S. W. Goodwin, insurance of storehouse 8 97

W. J. Wheeler & Co., insurance on lock-up 7 50

• $21 47

Miscellaneous :

J. H. Wiles, care of lock-up and tramps $17 75

E. N. Swett, treasurer, tax deeds 10 05

Chas. H. Pike, tax deeds 81 3;>

Chas. H. Pike, deeds 3 35

W. A. Bicknell, notifying town officers .' 6 30

W. A. Bicknell, fire inspector .'>0 25

J. M. Wood, repairs on town shed 4 53

L. A. Millett, sprinkling street 30 00

Howard Knightly, gravel bank 50 00

H. E. Mixer, building inspector 2 50

E. J. LaBree, trimming trees 6 50

A. J. Stearns, legal services 3 00

W. and L. E. Gurley, supplies sealer of weights

and measures 1 OS

G. H. Bennett, guide boards 21 35

C. B. Hamilton, use of auto 1 00

O. M. Cummings, teams 11 50

Geo. H. Austin, use of auto 2 00

John S. Smith, use of beat 2 00

W. J. Wheeler & Co., insurance on clock 10 68

$295 17

Expended to Feb. 1, 1916 $1,488 .57

STONE CRUSHER APPROPRIATION OF 1913.
There has been nothing done with tlie $2,000.00 voted at the March
meeting 1913 for a Stone Crusher and the money is still unexpended.



54 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



CONTINGENT FUND.

DR.

To Balame January ;n, 1915. $1,584 38

Balance from winter highway 150 45

Moth pest 80 00

Poor appropriation 308 92

Witherell Park 33 13

Jackson Meadow Bridge 57 60

Maintenance State Aid highway 20 87

Slate refund on dog tax 103 18

State railroad and telegraph tax 206 97

State armory rent to Jan. 1, 1916 225 00

State for sheep killed 29 00

Moving picture license 20 00

Pool room license 20 00

Circus license 5 00

Street vender 1 00

H. A. Packard, auctioneer license 2 00

Saving's Bank, recording tax deeds 50

Interest on invested funds 29 96

Tax deeds sold 217 25



CE.

Bj' State Aid highway $ 35 37

Officer 's salary 32 98

Cutting bushes 39 49

Highways and bridges 585 60

Eent of hall and incidental expense 488 57

Balance in fund January 31, 1916 1,913 20



$3,095 21



$3,095 21



FUNDS HELD IN TRUST.

Mary A. Buck fund $300 00

Sarah D. Hawkins fund 568 54

Milton H. Merriam fund 300 00

Solomon H. Millett fund 300 00

L. Ellen Frost fund, real estate mortgage $500 00

Norway Saving 's Bank 417 23

$917 23



Total funds held in trust $2,385 77



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT j 55



TAX DEEDS HELD BY TOWN JAN. 31, 1916.







Tax Amt. due


Premises




and


Int. at






Cost


6%


Homestead




$ 6 02


$20 87


Homestead




6


37


19 95


Homestead




5


01


13 48


Homestead




6


07


12.91


Homestead




4


04


6 43


Homestead




3


82


5 75


House lot




3


42


5 44


Homestead




7


36


10 45


land ad. fair grounds


8


97


12 01


Homestead




26


15


34 99


reel of land on


west








re of Crooked Eiver


8


81


12 00


Store




12


67


16 00



Name Date

E. N. Clement, June 26, 1894
E. N. Clement, May 28, 1895-
S. (Jr. Rifhardson, Dec. 6, 1898
S. G. Richardson, Dec. 3, 1902
Nathan E. York, Dec. 4, 1907
Nathan E. York, Feb. 1, 1909
John Fournier, Feb. 5, 1908
Hannah J. Walker, Feb. 15, 1910
Prudent Bedard, Feb. 8, 1911
I'rudent Bedard, Feb. 8, 1911



E. C. Winslow, Feb. 5, 1912

Myrtie Payne, Feb. 8, 1915, Homestead on Hazen St.,

1-16 acre 10 28 10 90

Etta M. Vincent, Feb. 8, 1915, Homestead No. 1 Sum-
mer St., 1-4 acre 9 30 9 86
Guy L. Walker, Feb. 8, 1915, Homestead on Fair St.,
lying between land of L. M. Cox and Mrs. A. W.
Frost, 1-3 acre 5 40 5 72



$196 80



FINANCIAL STANDING OF THE TOWN.

Cash in hands of E. N. Swett, treasurer $9,913 32

Due from the two collectors as shown by the assessors ' report 307 43

Due from other towns account of poor $268 64

L. Ellen Frost securities 917 23

Milton H. Merriam securities 300 00

Solomon H. Millett securities 300 00

Tax deeds as per statement 196 80

Due the town for sheep killed by dogs 155 00

Due from Free High School 141 36

$2,279 03

$12,499 78



ftS



ANNUM, TOWN REPORT



LIABILITIES.

l>no Cummoii school account $1,501 14

Repairs on school buildings account 343 38

Fri'o Text Book account 43 86

Insurance, Apparatus and Appliances aect 35 04

Music and Drawing account 41 09

8ui>t. of Schools' office account 15 48

Funds held in trust account 2,385 77

Estimated bills outstanding 400 00

$4,765 76

Balance in favor of town $7,734 02



TOWN FARM PROPERTY.

Kami valuation $2,150 00

Personal |<roperty at farm Jan. .'tl, 1916 3,316 45



$5,466 45



Respectfulfy submitted,

GEO. W. HOLMES,
W. A. HERSEY,
ASA D. FROST,



Selectmen of Norway.



NOTE: The Town Meeting Warrant committee for this year will
be notified when and whtre to meet and they are as follows:

Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Supt. of Schools, Town
Treasurer, Anson Millett, F. P. Towne, W. F. Young, H. S. Perry, Geo.
H. Dunn, H. B. Foster, T. P. Richardaon, S. B. Cummings, Dennis
Pike H. F. Greenleaf, Alvin Brown, Ed. A. Cox, Geo. W. Carter, F.
W. Sanborn.



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 57



Treasurer's Report

E. N. SWETT, Treasurer of Norway.



RECEIPTS.

To Rec M of E. N. Swett, Jan. 31, 1915 $9,475 41

S. W. Goodwin, Town Clerk, dog

licenses $170 00

Sidewalk fund 193 47

N. & P. St. Ry., work on Tannery

bridge 28 75

George A. Perkins, picture house li-
cense 20 00

S. C. Foster, pool room license. ... 10 00

Circus license 5 00

Street vender license 1 00

F. L. Starbird, pool room license. . 10 00

H. A. Packard, auctioneer 's license 2 00

Saving's Bank, recording tax deed 50

Brick and stone sold 18 02

Plank sold 5 00

Interest on invested funds 29 96



$493 70

REFUND ACCOUNT.

To Rec 'd Refund on pauper acct $172 00

PAUPER ACCOUNT.

To Rec 'd of Town of Orono $109 90

Pauper goods sold 4 00

City of Auburn 61 77

Town of Naples 7 47

Town of Bridgton 23 03

City of Lewiston 5 90

Town of Rumford 5 75

Town of Paris 1 48

Mary O. Jordan 32 00

Town of Poland 74 50

Town of Buckfield 41 55

$367 35



r,8 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



TAX DEED ACCOUNT.

To Rec '(1 on Horace C. Andrews ' property .... $ 5 40

Helen Noyes' property 107 25

Freeland Howe estate 56 99

Elmer Dunn estate 37 61

Joo Long quarry 10 00

$217 25

TEMPORARY LOAN.
To Rec 'd of Norway National Bank $6,257 85

TAX ACCOUNT.

To Rec'd of F. E. DeCoster, 1906 tax $ 7 07

r. E. DeCoster, 1911 tax 5 50

F. E. DeCoster, 1912 tax. 23 00

C. H. Pike, 1913 tax and int.. . 13 30

C. H. Pike, 1914 tax 138 01

C. H. Pike, 1915 tax 32,121 80



$32,308 68



TUITION ACCOUNT.

To Bee 'd of Stouebam $ 60 00

Harrison 44 00

Otisfield 60 00

Greenwood 80 00

Lovell 10 00

Waterford 120 00

Albany 10 00



STATE TREASURER'S ACCOUNT.

To Rec 'd from State Treas., Supjwrt of paupers $ 504 13

Highway dept 128 91

I m provement o f

State road 618 40

Public Library... 70 00
Dog licenses re-
funded 103 18

Common school

fund 2,505 81

School and mill

fund 2,870 78

Free high school . . 500 00



$384 00



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 59

To Ree 'd from State Treas., Railroad ami tele-
graph tax $ 206 97

Armory rental. . . . 225 00
Damage domestic

animals 29 00

Burial of soldiers 140 00

State pensions . . . 528 00

$8,430 18

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT.

To Ree 'd for Cream sold $765 67

Eggs sold 123 98

Pigs and hogs sold 127 32

Cows sold '. 95 00

Calves ' skins sold 1 59

Horses sold 485 00

Chickens sold 13 02

Calves sold 70 21

Corn sold .. 349 51

Work 148 27

Bags sold 4 65

Bull sold 85 80

Pine -sold 31 50

$2,301 52

Total receipts $60,407 94

DISBURSEMENTS.

By paid Soldiers ' pensions $ 528 00

County tax 1,595 15

Norway National Bank 6,257 85

State tax 7,258 21

Dog licenses , 170 00

Town orders 5184 to 6238, inc 34,685 41

Cash on hand to balance 9,913 32

$60,407 94

E. N. SWETT, Treasurer of Norway.

This is to certify that we have this day examined the books, ac-
counts and foregoing report of the Treasurer of Norway and find the
same correct, and hereby appirove of same.
February 5, 1916.

GEO. W. HOLMES,
ASA D. FROST,

Selectmen of Norway.



(J ) ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



Road Commissioner's Report

APEIL 1, 1915, to Feb. 1, 1916.
ORDERS DRAWN.



STATE AID ROAD

O. W. H. Judkins $ 5S 50

Ira Wood 47 00

J. M. Wood 68 80

J. B. Frost 54 SO

0. Mills 52 80

Elmer Parker G'^ SO

B. S. Bixby 56 80

Guy Walker 4:5 40

L. L. Lord 56 80

Fred Wight 7 00

L. N. Vigue 6 00

H. Austin 50 80

R. K. Morrill 46 00

W. A. Hersey 225 75

M. G. Adams 43 80

E. Farnum 42 80

Ed Cote 30 80

Alton Howe 35 30

P. E. Everett 33 80

Town of Norway 61 60

H. A. Knightly 67 60

Harry Austin 38 80

C. G. French 17 00

Roy Frost 31 80

Wm. Cote 17 80

Albert Cote 17 80

V. R. Mills 27 60

H. A. Rieh 8 00

Leonas Flint 21 80

W. M. Russell 16 00

F. P. Towne 12 00

Walter Brown 6 00

Maxim Bros 7 20



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT til



A. R. Clark 9 00

C. B. Cummings & Sons 23 40

S. J. Record & Co 21 87

Norway Lake Supply Co 21 75



STATE AID ROAD MAINTENANCE.

Andrew Stiles $ 26 45

G. W. Wood 104 63

T. B. Doughty 14 25

H. Wood 52 66

A. C. Scribner 6 32

John Allen 20 32

Fred Wight 9 80

Allie Richards 2 92

Geo. Small 4 38

L. Fogg 3 50

L. W. Doughty 4 50

M. D. Wood 32 73

F. F. Swan 13 20

Dan Dellia 9 78

D. R. Mixer 18 22

Elmer Parker 4 00

Will Gammon 1 75

J. B. Frost 6 67

Frank Kimball 5 58

C. Gammon 4 09

J. M. Wood 11 11

Norway Lake Supply Co 1 18



BUSH ACCOUNT.

Beverly Truman $22 77

Bert Truman 22 51

Allie Noble 12 00

Will Glover 6 00

A. E. Stiles 11 08

C. A. Flint 10 00

Elmer Morrill 41 50

J. M. Wood 13 11

F. F. Swan 5 00

A. L. Wyman 11 37

H. French 7 60



$1451 77



$358 04



62 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



C. A. Foster 24 00

C. h. Delano 6 00

V. Whitman 18 00

E. V. C. Greene 3 00

J. E. Fuller 13 00

Geo. Fogg 2 00

H. F. Greenleaf 3 00



JACKSON BRIDGE ACCOUNT.

J. M. Wood $19 78

V. Whitman 25 11

Estes Yates 19 11

Fred Lovejoy 25 61

Guy Herrick 8 00

Ira Wood 18 78

J. H. Millett 46 22

Ralph Millett 18 22

J. E. Fuller 30 22

E. S. Abbott 48 42

Horace Millett 5 11

Burt Truman 14 00

A. Richardson 16 00

W. F. Young 36 00

H. F. Jackson 12 40

Geo. Fogg 6 50

J. A. Roberts 26 92

Berger Mfg. Co 66 00



WINTER WORK.

M. D. Wood $ 2 00

Ed. Rich 9 85

C. H. Seavey 14 00

A. D. Kilgore 9 25

Edwin J. Labree 11 75

H. A. Rich 36 60

H. F. Greenleaf 4 50

J. B. Frost 4 65

M. G. Richardson 2 50

H. P. Brown 1 50

J. S. an<l J. H. Millett 4 00



$231 94



$442 40



$100 60



ANNUAL TOWN EEPORT 36



SUMMER WORK.

A. M. Meserve $ 46 00

Alvin Brown 77 45

J. M. Wyniaii 17 95

Harold Wyman 1 50

G. G. Abbott 127 60

A. Blaquiere 12 00

E. D. Millett 146 00

J. M. Wood 28 00

Roscoe Hill > 33 10

F. S. Packard 66 31

H. A. Rich 185 85

B. G. Chapman 17 50

Ossie Ballard 19 30

Roy Frost 152 07

J. B. Frost 88 04

W. A. Hersey 93 75

W. F. Rogers 2 00

C. E. Cox 4 00

A. Frechette 7 00

H. S. Austin 24 75

Guy Walker 11 00

B. S. Bixby 20 50

Leonas Flint 17 00

John Grover 13 00

W. H. Austin 25 00

Norway Lake Supply Co 4 81

G. T. Railroad 2 38

T. B. Roberts 2 00

A. C. Buck 13 00

Berger Mfg. Co 135 22

Guy Cotton 175

T. L, Heath 12 40

Anton Nismi 38 50

Geo. Booth 18 28

Geo. O. Hill 6 69

A. Thompson 2 46

W. Bailey 9 23

A. W. Walker 692 00

M. D. Wood 53 42

W. F. Young 44 97

H. A. Robbins 48 67

Carl Shank 39 73

H. S. Perry 1 60



64 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



W. A. Benson 2 00

M. Greene 10 00

Dan Dellia 29 25

I''. W. Murdock 15 10

H. Kilgore 22 00

Ira Wood 2 00

Bion Pike 26 48

F. H. Hwrd 34 95

F. G. Herrick 7 49

W. S. Bui-k 3 68

H. E. Holt "3 1]

Ernest Mattor 6 23

John Havernian 17 00

C. A. Haskell 14 60

A. L. Wyman 42 35

Maxim Bros 7 20

Frank Kimball 9 45

W. B. Walker 18 62

W. S. Truman 17 31

F. P. Towne 60 85

H. A. Rich Jr 10 00

F. H. Noble 40 38

H. Linscot 3 50

Alvin Frost 12 23

Geo. Small 1 17

Walter Pride 5 50

CJharles Holt 4 00

U. H. Merrill 4 00

A. A. Herrick 5 00

Earl Wood 4 50

L. Trembley 25 12

Joe King 70 85

Elmer Morrill 17 00

A. E. Stiles 49 87

Harold Wood 107 00

F. P. Morrill 20 00

John F. Allen 39 07

Fred Kniglitly. 9 55

A. C. Scribncr 25 37

P. W. Curtis 39 60

A. D. Frost 2 5C

G. W. Wood 169 40

F. G. Dunn 69 23

S. G. Richardson 75

P. E. Everett. .-. 10 65



ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 65

H. H. Howe 4 56

P. R. Holden 5 40

C. A. Piule 3 90

B. F. Eichardsun 13 GO

J. I. Millett 11 00

N. A. Noble 4 00

G. H. Bennett 2 35

W. C. Leavitt 75

Fred Kilgore ' 39 30

Ed. Eich 2 00

Fred Wight 3 50

V. WTiitman 22 00

E. S. Abbott. . . : 51 60

Burt Truman 26 20

F. L. Haskell 29 00

W. H. Kilgore , 10 00

Beverly Truman 31 22

C. A. Foster 10 00

W. H. Chamberlain 10 00

Frank Estes 5 25

C. E. Austin 17 82

G. H. Dunn 201 48

H. F. Greenleaf 116 00

Fred Swan 8 24

Geo. Frost 13 00

O. D. Eich 18 10

F. F. Swan 79 25

H. A. Knightly 74 90

A. S. Crockett 77 25

W. C. Glover 39 65

C.L.Delano .". 4170

T. B. Doughty 19 00

Homer Truman 14 19

Edgar Holden 30 47

C. J. Everett 7 50

Donald Andrews 70 89

A. F. Cote 34 33

William Cote 34 33

Archie Goodwin 4 20

C. A. Flint 25 40

D. E. Mixer 13 89

C. B. Cummings & Sons 197 33

J. C. Shepherd 7 00

J. A. Eoberts 150 00

$5,040 64



gg ANNUAL TOWN REPORT



About $:!00.0n lins been j.aid or is now due the town on account
of concrete walks, for material sold and for work done on the line of
the Norway & Paris Street E. R. The shower of July 8 washed the
roads very much in the western section of the town, costing $678.24
to repair them. That and subsequent heavy rains all through the sum-
mer and fall made expense of maintenance unusually heavy. Nine
new metal culverts 18 or 20 feet long and 12 inches in diameter have
been placed where most needed at a cost of $137.60 besides the labor.

The cost of plank, stringers and rails for bridges, driveways and
railing, of log drags, small tools, dynamite, gravel, repairs of machines
and tools, paint for bridges, and other materials, including cost of
culverts, and net cost of concrete walks, amounts to rising $900.00.
Add to this the pay of the Commissioner, one can quickly see the
amount there is for actual work.

With heavy traffic greatly increased, with the fast driving of auto-
mobiles, with the necessity of widening roads and lengthening cul-
verts and making bridges stronger, with increased cost of labor and
materials, the problem of keeping 100 miles of road in proper condi-
tion with the money at disposal, isn 't an easy one.

There is a call for improvements coming in from every part of the
town — a call that is growing in constancy and in force. How to meet
these demands is a matter of serious financial difficulty. My belief is,
there should be special apjiropriations each year for certain specified
improvements. The worst places should be improved first. To begin
I recommend that Main and Cottage streets be rebuilt, using perma-
nent material and that it be done at once.

J. A. ROBERTS,

Road Commissioner.



Articles For Town Warrant



List of artic-les to be acted on at the town meeting to be held Mon-
day, March 6th, 1916 as far as has been handed in up to February
14th.

To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.

To choose a Town Clerk for the ensuing year.

To choose a Board of Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor,
a Town Treasurer, a member of the Board of Superintending School
Committee for three years, two trustees of the Norway Public Library,
a Tax Collector, and all other necessary town officers for the ensuing
year.

To see if the town will vote to abate the taxes assessed against the
heirs of W. S. Pratt for the year 1916.

To see what per cent, the town will vote to pay for collecting tax-
es for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the
support of the poor for the ensuing year.

To see what siun of money the town will grant and raise for the
town officers ' salaries for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the
repairs of highways and bridges for the ensuing year.

To see if the town will vote ' ' yes " or " no " on the question of ap-
propriating and raising money necessary to entitle the town to state
aid, as provided in section 20 of chapter 130 of the Public Laws of
1913.

To see if the town will appropriate and raise the sum of $798.00 for
the improvement of the section of state aid road as outlined in the re-
port of the state highway commission, in addition to the amounts re-
gularly raised for the care of ways, highways and bridges; the above
amount being the maximum which the town is allowed to raise under
the provisions of section 19 of chapter 130 of the Public Laws of
1913.



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To see wliat sum of money the town will grant and raise to pay
&now breaking bills for the winter of 1915 and 1916.

To see wliat sum of money the town will grant and raise to protect
llie town from moth pests.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for rent
of hall and other incidental expenses.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise to clear
the highway of bushes.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for sup-
port of tlie common schools for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise to be ex-
pen<led for free text books for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the
repairs on school buildings for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise to be ex-
pended for insurance on school property, and for apparatus and ap-
pliances for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for expense
of an office for the sujjerintendent of schools.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for sup-
port of a free high school for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for in-
struction in Music and Drawing in the Village, Lake and Crockett
Eidge schools for the ensuing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for the
support and maintenance of the Norway Public Library for the ensu-
ing year.

To see what sum of money the town will grant and raise for Memo-
rial Day observance, for the ensuing year, to be expended by Harry
Rust Post, No. 54, G. A. R.

To see if the town will vote to exiiend ten per cent, of the amount
raised for roads the ensuing year on sidewalks.

To see if the town will vote to purchase the bonds required of the
Treasurer and Collector for the ensuing year.



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To see if the town will vote to allow the Daughters of the American
Revolution to place a marker in Witherell Park in memory of the


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