The town must pay upfront to get 50% of it back.
| Ellie Fellers – Special to the Sun Journal |
NEW GLOUCESTER — Selectmen voted 3-2 Monday night to accept a state grant to buy 25 sets of gloves, helmets, shirts and goggles to use in fighting wildland fires.
If the town comes up with the $7,304.55 to buy the gear, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will reimburse half that amount.
Interim Town Manager Paul First said he would work with the board to find the money in the current $3.5 million municipal budget. Keep reading