2017 Sacopee Valley High School Community Service Work Done In Porter.
On behalf of the town of Porter we would like to thank the following seniors for helping to clean the swim area and parking lot at Lower Spec Pond. As part of their Community Service requirement, they spent a rainy and cold morning cleaning, raking, and cutting brush. We did take a short break to get out of the rain and re-energize then returned to work. Hopefully they will continue to give back to whatever community they choose to live in the future. A job well done by six young men from Sacopee Valley High School. They were:
Brandon Burnell, Cameron Cyr, Blake Drowns, Alex Mudgett, DJ Shea, and Colby Sanborn.
Sorry for the fuzzy group picture, but cold rainy days and cameras don't always mix.
The Town of Porter really appreciates the help we get from senior students completing their community service requirement. They were:
Brandon Burnell, Brandon Sloan, Colby Sanborn and D. J. Shea.
Each year we add a new cemetery or two that usually require significant clearing of limbs, brush and debris and then go on to cemeteries previously cleared and clean up new growth or improve the clearing. We were able to locate and clear up the Meshach Libby family cemetery. Meshach Libby was one of the first settlers of Porter and I am particularly pleased to have located and included this cemetery in our plan to recover the old cemeteries in town. Nearly every cemetery we have cleared has at least one veteran's grave and we are most pleased to restore these graves to some semblance of respectful order.
WE HAVE MOVED
The Town Office is now located in the back of the
Kezar Falls Fire Station.
The residents of Porter voted last year to replaced the Town Hall , built in 1919, with a new building. The new building will be a single level building, easier to maintain, more energy efficient, and completely ADA accessible.
We will keep you updated on the progress by adding photos of the different stages of demolition and construction.
The abatement of hazardous materials was done by Atlantic Environmental Contractors, Inc. of Lewiston, Maine, and demolition of the building was done by P.Y. Estes and Son, Inc. of Baldwin, Maine. Site work in preparation for the concrete work will also be done by P.Y. Estes and Son, Inc. The concrete work will be done by J.J. Concrete of Limerick, Maine
May 17 update
The concrete work is almost done. Electric and plumbing are being stubbed in prior to pouring the slab.
The electrical work is being done by Wadsworth Electrical from Cornish, and the plumbing is being done by Tim Stocks Plumbing & Heating.
May 22 update
Framing has begun today. The General Contractor, Geyer Construction of Porter, will be doing the majority of the work from here to completion.
May 30 update
The walls are up, the trusses will go up this week, and then the roof goes on.
June 5 update
The roof is up, work is being done on the entrances, shingles gone on next along with some interior walls.
June 12 update
The interior walls are up, some plumbing is in, and the rooms for the HVAC units in the attic are almost complete. Roof shingles should go on this week.
The corner stone marking the date of construction of the old building has been saved along with several papers found on top of the corner stone. We are attempting to find to best way to deal with these papers as they are very old and brittle. If we can take pictures of them, we will post them on the web site.
Some of the bricks from the old building have also been saved for future use.
Welcome to Porter, Maine