Saturday, December 7, 2013
RANDOLPH — Residents will be asked Wednesday night to grant an easement to Summit Natural Gas of Maine so the company can build a regulator station and main pipe valve on town property along Water Street.
The special town meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Town Office.
Summit is requesting the easement to build a 12-foot-by-23-foot regulator station where the town's highway garage stands, to the right of the fire station, according to Board of Selectmen Chairman Bob Henderson.
He said Summit would pay $20,000 for permission to use the land, but the town might have to pay to tear down the garage. The town won't know the demolition cost until the project goes out to bid, Henderson said.
The regulator station and pipe valve would be used to connect the steel transmission pipe being installed northward along Route 27 to plastic distribution pipes that will be able to reach Randolph and Gardiner customers, according to Michael Duguay, Summit's director of business development.
Duguay said the distribution pipes will reach some Gardiner customers, including the middle school and high school, in time for this heating season.
Paul Koenig — 621-5663