Village opts to contract roads work

WELLS RIVER—In a vote of 26 to 13, Wells River Village voters passed Article 6 to privatize highway maintenance during the annual village meeting on April 19.
The change will eliminate the in-house position that was occupied by John Paye in favor of subcontracting the work.
Prior to the discussion and vote, trustee Brian Emerson, who became board chair a year ago, described the reasoning behind the proposal.