Haul and Hail                                                                5-5-2018

               I haven't posted much lately. For one thing, there's not a lot to post ABOUT. Second, it's Clean-Up season, and everyone is busy.

               Today's Town Trash Day was amazing! Not only is this a terrific service to the residents, but it's a major help with disposing of JUNK that I don't know why we humans hold on to. I thought two trips would do it, but I used both of mine and the kids used one of theirs. 

                The whole thing was well-organized and adequately staffed with volunteers who helped us all unload and keep things flowing. I even managed NOT to dumpster-dive for wooden furniture and parts. LOL!! It's always a temptation, but I have no more storage space, so that kept me in check. 

                One of the nicest things about Trash Day, is the people I got to see that I haven't seen in ages! It was like Old Home Week. The last time I experienced that was when the Larabee Fuel Company had it's anniversary picnic last year. Isn't it a shame that it takes a Trash Day to bring everyone out? Lebanon has a lot of activities these days like Music in the Park and the Farmers' Market, but a lot of what we have is not appealing to everyone, but to select groups. We could have an old-fashioned Barn Dance and a lot of people wouldn't come because it isn't their thing. I don't go to the Library for Cello concerts because I don't LIKE cello concerts. We all have our varied interests. Yet TRASH DAY brought EVERYONE OUT!  LOLOL!!! One thing we all have in common is trash!

                 I would like to personally thank all of the volunteers that made today possible. 

                 Please remember the PUBLIC HEARING on May 17th at 6:30. It will be held at the Firehouse. We do NOT want more taxable property removed from our tax rolls, so please come and be heard. If you cannot attend, your phone call, email, or letter to the Town Clerk expressing your support or opposition to this under-value sale to a Non-Profit , WILL be counted! YOU pay taxes, so this WILL affect you, and you have a right to have your say. This is not about support of or opposition to, the Rail Trail, but to removing yet ANOTHER property from the tax rolls. The past 8 or 10 years have seen literally hundreds of acres removed from the tax rolls and put into Conservancy. We can't afford another hit.

                 The bridge boxes will be ready Memorial Day week and we will be accepting donations of Proven Winner Petunias the week BEFORE and AFTER the holiday, all colors are needed. Also, still need flower box tenders to adopt a box or two for the summer. You can contact the Town Clerk, or me, at : PactJJ@gmail.com. Happy Spring!

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