Town gets USDA grant

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:8PM

Jaffrey’s select board has accepted a $351,000 USDA Rural Development Grant, which will help pay for a septage receiving station project.

The grant was approved on Monday following a public hearing. No comments were made as there was no one in the audience. 

The money is in addition to $1 million raised at Town Meeting in 2016. The septage receiving station upgrades will allow for the department to better handle and manage the septage coming into town. 

The board accepted an offer of $6,320 for property located at 8 Linden Street.

Only one person, Holden C. Moore, submitted a bid on the property despite six people going to an open house. Board chair Cush Moore abstained from the vote, as the bidder is a family member. 

A total of $18,439 in back taxes is owed from the property, according to Town Manager Jon Frederick, but the board elected to accept the offer as it gets the property back on the tax roll. 

The board approved a finance policy for the town. 

Frederick said that many components of the policy were already in place in town, with the updated policy pulling everything into a single location. 

The board will hold a public hearing on March 26 relative to the renewal of the Comcast franchise agreement. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.