The Bristol Board of Selectmen, at its Dec. 11 meeting, accepted bids from local contractors for improvements to Hanna’s Landing and New Harbor Town Landing.
The selectmen awarded the Hanna’s Landing bid to New Harbor Marine Construction Inc. for $9080 and the New Harbor Town Landing bid to Ronald E. Pendleton Inc., for $9400.
A Small Harbor Improvement Program grant from the Dept. of Transportation, with a 20 percent local match, will pay for the work.
The Hanna’s Landing grant will help the town pay for the construction and installation of two new floats, Harbormaster John Stolecki said in October. The New Harbor Town Landing grant will pay for the extension of a concrete ramp, as well as erosion prevention.
Bristol Town Administrator Kristine Poland said the town will probably dispose of a property off Pemaquid Trail with an unfinished structure.
The developer who owned the property went bankrupt while building the structure, which would probably have to be torn down, she said.
She does not expect the town to dispose of the other property, in New Harbor, as the ownership of the property is contested.
Bristol Mills dam
The town is considering applying for funds from the Maine Dam Loan Program in order to develop a management plan for the Bristol Mills dam.
The town needs such a plan, Poland said, because the management of the dam affects the water level in Biscay Pond and along the Pemaquid River in Bremen and Damariscotta.
Mike Witte resigned from the position of alternate animal control officer less than three months ago, but decided to come back.
The terms of Bristol Board of Selectmen Chairman Chad Hanna, Bristol Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Gordon Benner, Bristol Planning Board members Andrea Cox and Robert Cushing and Bristol School Committee members Sarah Cook Mathieson and Bonnie Sablinsky all expire in March 2013.