BELGRADE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
Town Office: PH: 495-2258 - Fax: 495-2742
Center For All Seasons: 495-3481
Belgrade Public Library: 495-3508
Transfer Station: 495- 3326
Town Website: www.townofbelgrade.com
NOTES FROM THE
this winter, a new winter maintenance mix will be used for storm maintenance on
the roadways in the Depot and Belgrade Lakes Village areas (South Plowing
Contract) The sand and salt will be wet
down as it leaves the trucks with a liquid solution called BRINE. The brine solution is a mixture of salt,
water, and one other additive. Most of the time calcium chloride will be the
additive used. The amount of calcium chloride put into the brine solution
totally depends on the temperature of the roadway as salt stops melting the
snow at around 20 degrees.
will also be doing one plow loop with salt and brine with no sand. The state uses this winter maintenance
process on all of their roadways. The big difference with this maintenance is
that the snow and ice is melted from the road surface up and not from the top
down. By using this method there is a period of slush on the roadway; so, you
must SLOW DOWN.
Town should see a 40 to 50% reduction in the amount of sand/salt mixture we
apply to the roadways each storm. Please keep in mind that each year we have a
different number of storms we must maintain; so, the total amount of material
used during the year depends on the number of storms.
have been putting up around 7400 yards of sand/salt mixture each year at a cost
this point in time, North Belgrade roadways will not be treated with the brine
solution during a storm event.
South Belgrade plowing contract is on a two year trial basis to see how the
brine solution works on our roadways.
call me with any concerns you might have with any roadway at any time. (After 4:30 p.m. and until 8:30 a.m. cell #
592-6031/8:30 to 4:30 office # 495-2258)
NATURAL GAS LINE:
Belgrade doesn’t have a large customer base for natural gas and because we are
not a through Town with direct access north to larger industrys; the gas line
is currently traveling a direct route north to larger customers. The town has
been put on the back burner until such time the gas companies get caught up
building their pipe lines to the big customers.
It is anyone’s guess as to when they will finally get to Belgrade and
talk to us as to what they are offering to do.
RT # 27 BELGRADE
LAKES VILLAGE AREA RECONSTRUCTION:
are waiting to see when this project will be placed on M-DOT list of projects
that have been given the go ahead. Businesses owners in the Village are very
worried about the loss of business because of road construction, as they should
be. The Town has requested M-DOT take
this into consideration and they stop the rebuild work during the summer months
so as not to interfere with the summer tourists and all the business they bring
to the area.
Town is still looking at what kind of lights we want or don’t want and what
kind of cost will be attached to maintaining the new sidewalks. Central Maine Power (CMP) will be installing
a new much higher voltage service line through the Village District in
2015. At that time CMP will be replacing
their poles. We are hoping to be able to place the new poles at the backside of
the sidewalks making it a lot easier to keep the sidewalks maintained during
the winter storm season. As you can see
we have a lot more work to do before this project can go forward. We will keep
you informed on our website, newsletters, and agendas. Please contact me at any
time with your input.
MONTHLY TAX CLUB:
offer a monthly tax club plan. Please come into the office so we can get you
set up. There are several options as to how you make your payments, let’s talk!
IF YOU NEED HELP:
don’t want to see anyone go without heat, lights, food, or medicines! If you
don’t qualify for Maine State General Assistance we do have, “one time”,
emergency funds we can use to help you out.
We also have other organizations that might be able to help; so, please
come and see us.
health and happiness to all through the year!
E. Gill, Town Manager
Are you looking to
get involved in your municipality?
are a variety of positions available some immediately and some elected
positions in March, with nomination papers will be available on December 23st
for the following positions;
1 position- 3 year term
Commissioner- 1 year
Board for RSU 18- 1 position- 3 year term
of Parks & Recreation has four openings and two Alternate positions
Station & Recycling Committee has two openings
of Assessment Review has one opening
notify the town office if you are interested or visit the town website for a
November 5th election had 418 votes cast. The new tabulator, provided by the state
continues to be a great asset!
are due by December 31st, 2013.
A late fee is applied on February 1st, 2014. You may also register your dogs on line
through the town website at www.townofbelgrade.com.
town is continuing to offer new services online to better serve the
public. We now are able to accept
payments on line for personal property and real estate taxes. There is a fee of $1 if you use a check, but
if you use a credit/debit card there is a fee of 2.45%.
“TOWN OFFICE GIVING
Town Office has a holiday "Giving Tree" to assist local teens ages 13
through 17. The tree is on display at
the Town Office and is decorated with tags for residents to choose from. Donors must return the wrapped gift, with the
tag attached, to the Town office no later than Thursday, December 19th.
of the item requests are:
Winter Hats &
Gloves, Playing Cards, Puzzles, Board games, Arts/Craft Supplies, Country CD’s,
PG-13 and under movies, and Sports
Equipment (footballs, baseball gloves, basketballs, Ping Pong Paddles/balls,
you would like to choose a tag and cannot make it into the office, call and we
will pull a tag and write your name on it.
Any help you can provide during this holiday season, to these teens, is
For more information, call the office between 8 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. weekdays at 495-2258.
Update of Belgrade
Comprehensive Plan to Voters in March
Update of Belgrade
Comprehensive Plan to Voters in March
current 1998 Comprehensive Plan is in the process of being updated to reflect
the population, economic, land use and other changes occurring in Town,
including the continued degradation of the Belgrade Lakes. The Comprehensive Plan lays out possible
solutions to the problems and challenges identified in order to ensure Belgrade
retains its quality of life. A steering
committee appointed by the Belgrade Board of Selectmen along with volunteer
residents and businesses owners have been working with the Town’s consultant,
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments,
to collect the needed background information and data, and rewrite the
plan. After a series of committee
meetings over the past year on subjects ranging from economic development and
historical resources to transportation and water quality of the lakes, a draft
was completed in October and submitted to Selectmen for their review. Following two public meetings with the Select
Board and making changes requested by the Board, the Board voted unanimously in
support of the plan and to submit to the Maine Department of Economic and
Community Development which must under state law review and approve the
Plan. Town voters get the final say in
March, 2014 when a warrant article will be on the ballot for approval. A public hearing will be held in advance of
the town vote to ensure voters are well informed.
the Comprehensive Plan is a pre-requisite to apply for State grants, more
importantly it is an opportunity for the residents of Belgrade to guide the
future of Town. What kind of town do we
want Belgrade to become? The Plan lays
out four inter-related major goals: 1)
protect the quality of the Belgrade Lakes,
2) encourage economic growth and development, 3) conserve and enhance the traditional
character of the town’s rural areas and village centers and 4) minimize the future costs of municipal
services. Sections of the plan address
agriculture and forestry, historical and cultural resources, land use, the
local economy, municipal services, natural resources, recreation facilities and
programs, transportation and water resources.
Goals and recommendations have been developed for each and the Plan
establishes a set of guidelines for Town government to use over the next 10
years as policies, fiscal decisions and ordinances are addressed by the current
folks in local government and those to come.
residents are urged to review the draft Comprehensive Plan update and adopt it
at the March referendum vote. Copies of the draft plan are available at the
Town office and on the Town’s website: www.townofbelgrade.com.
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
obtain a copy of the draft plan is available at the Belgrade Town Office and on
the town website: www.townofbelgrade.com
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
Note: Many thanks to everyone
who participated in the update to the Comprehensive Plan; countless hours of
volunteer time was given that encompassed over a year of time. Without the volunteers we would not have
accomplished our goal. Thank you
Belgrade Recreation Department 1 Center Drive
Belgrade, Maine 04917 207-495-3481
again, we were very busy hosting fall events for all ages. It is always
rewarding to see how many people participate in the activities that the
Recreation Department hosts for the community.
Join us this winter for:
*Community Lunch at the Center for All Season
the first Tuesday of each month and at North Belgrade the third Tuesday of each
month. It is a wonderful opportunity to get together, share a nice lunch and
good company. Everyone is welcome! Be sure to mark your calendars, CFAS -
12/3, 1/7, 2/4 and 3/4 and NBCC - 12/17, 1/21, 2/18 and 3/18. These are
donation run lunches and all forms of donations are deeply appreciated. In case
of inclement weather, please contact the Rec. Office.
*Saturday, December 7th,
marks the 16th Annual Belgrade Lakes Village Holiday Stroll. The Belgrade
Center for All Seasons starts the day with its Holiday Fair and Gingerbread
House Contest. From 9:00am-3:00pm crafters and vendors will be
selling their unique products. At 10:00am, our 2nd Gingerbread
House Contest will kickoff. You may bring a house made at home or make it
here using one of the Recreation Dept. gingerbread house kits. Prizes will be
awarded; judging begins at 2:00pm. There is a $10 per house entry fee.
*What could be more exciting than having Santa Claus visits
the Belgrade Center for All Seasons on Santa Movie Night? Add model
train displays to make it even more thrilling for children and adults!!
Friday, December 13th from
6:00 – 8:00pm, families are invited to sit with Santa and tell him what
they want for Christmas, watch a movie big screen style and visit the
spellbinding model train displays provided by the Great Falls Model Railroad
Club and the Maine 3-Railers Club.
*This winter, the Rec. Dept. is coordinating reduced ski
or snowboard days at Sugarloaf or Saddleback. This could be
up to a 50% reduction in lift tickets! A minimum of 20 people are needed to
receive this savings. Contact the Rec Office if you are interested. We need to
have this in place by December 18th, so
please do not hesitate to take advantage of this great deal!
*January 25th (snow
date Jan. 26th), we will be hosting an
Indoor Yard Sale at the Center. This is a great opportunity for you to
make room in your home after the Holidays and give others a chance to purchase
your treasures. Contact us if you would like a spot.
*February 7th (snow
date February 8th), is our annual Father
Daughter Dance. It is such a magical evening for dads and their daughters.
*The Center is excited to start Pickleball! What is
Pickleball? Pickleball is similar to tennis and is enjoyed by all ages.
Starting January 7th, we will be offering Pickleball Tuesday evenings from
5:30 – 7:00. Come join the fun!
If there is a class you would like to see offered or one you
would like to teach please contact us.
The Belgrade Center for All Seasons continues to offer many
daily programs for all ages; check our December calendar.
Best wishes to you and yours,
Director - Town of Belgrade
HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-7; Wednesdays 2-6; Fridays
is a mix of old and new at the Library.
first new item is a change in hours.
Beginning in November, the Library hours will be 2pm-6pm on Wednesdays
instead of 3pm-7pm. This shift allows
greater access for everyone. Hours on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays will remain the same.
second new item is a new Library Director.
I am looking forward to serving the community of Belgrade beginning on
December 2nd. With a master’s
degree in Library Science and over sixteen years of working in a variety of
libraries with a strong emphasis on youth and children’s services, I am still a
small town Maine girl at heart. I am
excited to begin a new experience with all of you. Stop in and say “Hello”.
always new books are being added to our collection. Check out the new titles on display or search
our catalog online at the library website.
following programs and events continue throughout the year:
time every Thursday at 10:30am
and Board Games the last Thursday of the month 3pm-6pm
Discussion Group the second Tuesday of the month 6:30pm
forget to check out the library website or our Facebook page
(facebook/BelgradePublicLibrary) for more information and updates.
Town House Committee, chaired by Dennis Keschl, has completed not only a plan
for removing the old water tank; it has actually completed the task. What remains to be done is closing up the old
openings in the floor, re-building the east wall, and stabilizing the rest of
the building. Extensive rot was found in
some sills and corner posts. Repair and
stabilization are under way utilizing volunteers and a restoration contractor.
Belgrade Historical Society is also undergoing rejuvenation; BHS alumna Linda
McLoon has suggested new ideas regarding officers and programs. Watch for a mailing about 2014 activities and
meetings, and feel free to get involved.
One group is gathering information about the old houses all over town,
so if you see them, please help with their survey. Another group is working on ways to display
historic artifacts, pictures and information that will show off Belgrade’s timeline
of history. The Historical Society has
been recently approved for a grant that will assist with the protection of town
Lawrence Sturtevant Collection will be featured in our first display, planned
to be in place by town meeting day.
Friends of the
Belgrade Public Library
Friends are celebrating a very exciting milestone this year on December 18th;
the Belgrade Public Library will have been opened for one year! It has been a
year of many challenges for the Friends. First of all being a landlord and all
that goes with that has been a new experience and second of all fundraising to
pay all of the expenses that we promised the Town we would do and succeeding in
doing that is very rewarding for us. We have to continue fundraising and having
annual appeals so that we can pay for these expenses.
Events for 2014
- A Book Sale,
Saturday February 22nd 9:00-2:00 p.m. at Belgrade Central
- A Book Signing
with Earl Smith for his new book “More Dam Trouble” on Sunday, April 6th
at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Center.
- Basket Bingo
with the Belgrade Fire Department, Friday, April 11th doors
open at 5:00 p.m. at Belgrade Central School
- Yard Sale,
Saturday June 14th 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Day’s Real Estate in
- A Book Sale and
Homemade Pies for sale on Friday, July 4th from 9:00-2:00 p.m.
Belgrade Lakes Village
- A Golf
Tournament, Thursday, July 10th at the Belgrade Lakes Golf
- 5K Road Race,
Saturday, July 26th 8:00 a.m. at Belgrade Central School
- A concert will
be coming at a future date, stay tuned.
had a wonderful coloring contest for youngsters this year at the Oktoberfest
and will do that again in 2014 along with a table at the Christmas Craft Fair
selling handmade items. We have Cats Meow replicas of the Belgrade Public
Library that we are also selling as a fundraiser.
will not have a regular meeting in December; our next regular meeting will be
held on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. We welcome new members and
you may contact the Friends at the address below for a membership form. Check
our website pages at www.friendsobelgradepubliclibrary.org, or our face book
page, Friends of the Belgrade Public Library for updated information on the
Friends activities. Please come and join us in all of our “fun” fundraising. We
would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, members and volunteers for a
tax deductible donations for maintenance would be gratefully appreciated:
checks may be made out to Friends of the Belgrade Public Library and mailed to
P.O. Box 474, Belgrade, ME
Once again the Town
will participate in the Spirit of America Tribute, please take the time to fill
out and submit your nomination for someone who exemplifies the individual
qualities of this award.
The Spirit of America Tribute
The Spirit of America Foundation is a
public charity that was established in
Augusta, Maine, to encourage and
promote volunteerism. Its recognition
program has spread through more than
twenty-six cities and towns in Maine.
The Spirit of America Foundation
Tribute historically is presented to honor local
Individual(s), organization (s) and
/or projects for community service.
The award recognizes individuals and
organizations in appreciation of exemplary
nomination is for service to community
PLEASE SUBMITT YOUR
NOMINATION TO THE TOWN OFFICE
Due by February 28, 2014
Town of Belgrade
Spirit of America
for the nomination:
may drop this form off at the Belgrade Town Office or mail it to 6 Manchester
Road, Belgrade, ME 04917
Update from the
Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (BRCA)
has been a record breaking year for Courtesy Boat Inspections to stop the
spread of invasive plants in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. Thanks to the hard work of our Courtesy Boat
Inspectors (both paid and volunteer), 12,939 inspections were done this summer
at seven public boat launches and two private launches in the watershed. Fragments of variable milfoil (an invasive
aquatic plant) were found during four separate inspections (3 coming out of
Messalonskee at the Sidney boat launch, and 1 coming out of Messalonskee at the
Oakland boat launch). Prevention is the
key to winning the battle against invasive aquatic plants (and is much more
cost-effective than removing plants once they are established)! Belgrade has helped fund the Courtesy Boat
Inspection (CBI) program for over 10 years and BRCA is requesting the town’s
continued financial support in 2014.
This was the second summer of a big effort by BRCA
and Belgrade Lakes Association’s STOP Milfoil
Campaign. In 2013, 28,939 gallons of
milfoil were removed from Great Meadow Stream and Great Pond. Although there is still variable milfoil in
the stream and the lake, the volume is decreasing and we are making headway. The most important piece of this effort is to
keep it going to prevent the spread of milfoil to other parts of the lake. Thanks to our summer survey crew and
Adopt-A-Shoreline volunteers, no new infestations were found on Great Pond or
on Long Pond this summer!
The other big milfoil removal effort in our Watershed
took place on Belgrade Stream and MessalonskeeLake. These efforts focused on containing the
current infestation (so it doesn’t spread to other water bodies), and restoring
habitat for the endangered Black Tern.
Thanks to the support of a grant from the State of Maine, and a grant
from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, 9,700 gallons of variable milfoil were
removed from Belgrade Stream and Messalonskee Lake this summer. BRCA will continue Belgrade Stream and
Messalonskee Lake milfoil removal efforts in 2014 and, for the first time, BRCA
is requesting funds from the Town of Belgrade for this work (and to match our
grant from US Fish & Wildlife).
The BRCA Youth Conservation Corps had another
productive year in 2013. Thanks to the
financial support from the Town of Belgrade, we were able to improve the health
of our lakes by installing “best management practices” (BMPs) like stone riprap
and plant buffers on lake shore properties.
BMPs reduce erosion and phosphorus from getting into a lake which, in turn,
improves water quality and helps to reduce algae blooms. This past summer, the Conservation Corps
completed 106 projects on 44 properties in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed. This brings the total from the past 18 years
to over 950 projects! Belgrade
has helped fund the Youth Conservation
Corps (YCC)for over 10 years and BRCA is requesting the town’s continued
financial support in 2014.
These efforts take money and BRCA funding is
provided by watershed towns, private landowners, businesses, lake associations,
foundations, and state and federal grants.
This collaborative funding illustrates the broad support for water
quality improvement and invasive plant prevention in the Belgrade Lakes
watershed. This collaboration is a key
reason why BRCA is able to get foundation and government grants for our
watershed and is another reason why we say:
Thanks to the Town of Belgrade for your support!
STOP MILFOIL PROGRESS
Belgrade Lakes Association, working in partnership with the Belgrade Regional
Conservation Alliance, is waging a battle with variable milfoil on Great
Pond. With two full seasons of work now
completed, the fight is a long way from over, but good progress can be reported
on all fronts.
a little background information; Variable milfoil is an invasive aquatic weed
that has no natural enemies and can literally destroy a lake. It can grow up to an inch a day, in water up
to 20’ deep and forms thick mats at the surface which make swimming and boating
all but impossible. Great Pond is very
vulnerable because so much of the lake is less than 20’ deep. And the problem could spill right over into
what’s being done about it? For the last
two summers a very aggressive field action plan has been implemented. Professional divers have been pulling up the
milfoil and a local team has also removed plants and surveyed both lakes for
new outbreaks. This last summer 30,000 gallons
of invasive milfoil were removed and no new infestations were found. That’s very good news.
“Adopt-A-Shoreline” program was also launched this year. 121 individuals in 17 road associations were
trained to identify invasive milfoil and “adopted” 11 miles of Great Pond and
Long Pond shoreline to check for new outbreaks.
This program will be expanded next year.
If you are interested in joining its ranks please call BRCA Milfoil
Program Director Toni Pied at 207 215-2685.
it only grows in lakes and streams, variable milfoil is in reality a major
threat to the whole community. Yes, it
will reduce the property values of lakeshore camps, but that just means a
greater percentage of the tax burden will fall on non-lake front
properties. A lake overrun with milfoil
will also be less attractive to prospective property buyers, renters and
vacationers. Local businesses will
suffer. In short, the whole local
economy will be undermined.
the plan for 2014? Next summer will see
another very aggressive attack on the milfoil.
The professional divers will be back as will the STOP MILFOIL workers
and survey team. We will build our own
DASH boat (Diver Assisted Suction Harvester) to make the milfoil removal much
faster, more efficient and more cost effective.
As it has been from the start, our goal will be to reduce the size of
the infestation and keep the milfoil from spreading to other parts of Great
Pond and into Long Pond.
should come as no surprise that this work is expensive. Approximately $200,000 was spent both in 2012
and again this past summer. But that is
much less than the cost of trying to deal with the problem if the lakes are
overrun with this invasive plant. The
Town of Belgrade has contributed funding from its water quality improvement
account the last two years, including $20,000 in 2013. Almost all the remainder of the funding has
come from private donations.
STOP MILFOIL project is seeing success in large part because the community
recognizes its importance and has gotten behind it. In the survey sent to all taxpayers last
February as part of the Town of Belgrade Comprehensive Planning process, 85% of
the respondents listed the lakes as Belgrade’s most important economic asset
and 82% responded that the Town should take more aggressive action to control
the milfoil in the Belgrade Lakes.
March the Town of Belgrade will again be asked to support this critically
important milfoil mitigation work on Great Pond. A $20,000 request for STOP MILFOIL funding
will be presented to the voters in the form of a special referendum. Passage of this special referendum will
actually mean a $40,000 contribution to the milfoil fund, as Belgrade’s
contribution will be matched 100%, dollar for dollar, by a private state
foundation that has pledged up to $150,000 in the way of a matching gift grant.
battle with invasive milfoil is one we can win.
With your support, it’s a battle we will win. Thanks for your concern, support and
NEWS FROM THE FIRE
Fire Department would like to remind residents to take precautions and make
sure your chimneys are clean during this winter heating season.
Other Holiday and
Christmas tree fire safety tips include:
Making sure all exits are accessible, and not blocked by decorations or trees.
the non-artificial trees watered. Shorts in electrical lights or open flames
can easily catch a dry, neglected tree on fire.
not place the tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent.
put branches or needles in a fireplace or wood burning stove.
Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the
insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before
putting them up.
* During your travel in winter months
please take extra precaution for slippery and snowy road ways
INFORMATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Belgrade/Rome Special Needs Food Pantry will be open on Monday, December 23rd
and Monday, December 30th and not Tuesdays because of the
holidays. Thank you to the many
volunteers and donations received from everyone during this holiday season!
Lastly in closing,
during these winter months please take the time to check in on your elderly
neighbors to make sure they are ok and not in need of heat, food or perhaps
they could use some assistance in
shoveling out their walkway to prevent slips and falls that occur during the
winter months. Thank you
Have you filled out a
FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
MRSA Sections 681-689
forms must be filed with your local assessor by April 1. Forms filed after
April 1 of any year will apply to the subsequent year tax assessment. See
reverse for additional instructions
1. Names of all Property
Owners (names on your tax bill):_______________________________________
2. Physical location of
Homestead property (i.e. 14 Maple St.):____________________________________
3. Mailing Address, if
different from above:___________________________________________________
I (we) hereby declare,
aware of penalties for perjury, that the answers to the above are, to the best
of my/our knowledge and belief, true, correct and complete. A person who
knowingly files false information for the purpose of obtaining a homestead
exemption is guilty of a criminal offense.
Signature of Homestead
Owner(s) ____________________________________ Date: __________________
1: CHECK 􀀻 ALL THAT
A. I am a legal resident
of the State of Maine 􀂉 􀂉
B. I have owned homestead
property in Maine for at least the past 12 months. 􀂉 􀂉
you owned a homestead in another municipality within the past 12
state the municipality where located:________________________________________
C. I declare this
homestead is my permanent place of residence and the 􀂉 􀂉
only property for which I
have claimed a homestead exemption.
(Summer camps, vacation homes and 2nd residences do not
IF YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED YES TO ALL QUESTIONS, STOP HERE
You must meet all three of these requirements to qualify for a
exemption under the terms of the homestead exemption statute
3: CLAIM OF RESIDENCY IN THE MUNICIPALITY IS BASED ON ONE OR MORE OF
􀂙 I am a registered voter in the municipality.
􀂉 􀂉 􀂉
􀂙 I pay Motor Vehicle Excise Tax in
the municipality. 􀂉 􀂉 􀂉
􀂙 The place of legal residence on
my resident fishing 􀂉 􀂉 􀂉
hunting license is the same as the above
􀂙 The address on my driver’s license
is the same as 􀂉 􀂉 􀂉
the above address.
answer “No” to any question, please explain on a separate sheet. N/A means Not
TRANSFER STATION NEWS
to the students of Belgrade Central School that took part of the recently
established recycling education program.
The Town of Belgrade Transfer Station and Recycling Committee, along with the
joint efforts of the students and teachers of Belgrade Central School, held a
Recycling Poster contest. A representative from the committee met with the
students on October 10th for a recycling awareness session. After
they were informed of the contest, the students were very eager to put forth
the effort to create the posters. The posters were collected and judged and on
November 14th, representatives from the committee along with the
Town Manager, presented ribbons to the winners and held a pizza party for their
efforts. The contest was a great success and we hope to continue it annually.
Remember, it has to start with the children. The more Belgrade recycles, the
less Belgrade spends on disposal fees.