Lyndeborough Board of Selectmen set hearing for TDS Telecom agreement talks

LYNDEBOROUGH – A public hearing on a proposed franchise agreement with TDS Telecom has been set for Oct. 9, 6 p.m., at Citizens’ Hall.

The company has been stringing fiber optic cables throughout the town and the hearing will outline what the company is offering. A five-year agreement is being suggested.

In other business on Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Board of Selectmen met with Brendan Drew of Hancock, a participating specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau district is “out of New York,” he said, “but what works in New York doesn’t work in rural New Hampshire. I’m here to make sure everybody is counted.”

Drew said he wants to reach out to the community “We will be working in the community and will be hiring local people to help part time with the census.”

There are several levels of workers, and information will be posted on the town website when it is received.

The Board accepted a bid of $14,100 for the town’s 2008 Ford F-550.

The South Cemetery wall restoration work has been completed, under budget, and the Cemetery Trustees have approved the project.

All of the Purple Heart Community signs have been posted on Route 31, Center Road, and the Second N.H. Turnpike.

A conceptual plan for a proposed fire department substation in Lyndeborough Center is being prepared.

A five-lot subdivision has been proposed for the Old Temple Road-Beasom Road area, the first large-lot subdivision proposal in town in over ten years.

The next meeting of the board will be on Sept. 25, 6 p.m., in the town office.