April 01, 2020

Grant sought for addition to Parkman town building> Library would benefit from construction plan

PARKMAN — Town officials are hoping to secure a grant to build an addition to the municipal building.

If Parkman is successful in obtaining a Community Development Block Grant, an addition would be constructed to the rear of the municipal building to house the town library.

Currently, both the town office and library share space in the small building located next to the McKusick School.

Brenda Hartford, Parkman librarian and an assistant in the town office, said Thursday the proposed addition would be about 24 feet long and 28 feet wide and would be attached to the current building.

To help them toward that goal, SAD 4 directors Wednesday unanimously voted to return 25 feet of the 75 feet of land the town gave the district a few years ago for the construction of a new elementary school. The strip of land was not needed for the construction, according to SAD 4 Superintendent Norman Higgins.

Hartford said town officials were working to complete the grant application to secure the funds. She said it had not yet been determined how much the town would seek in the application.

Hartford also said the town is preparing to upgrade its honor roll in memory of those residents who served in conflicts. Funds were raised for this purpose during the 175th-anniversary celebration held last year.

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