By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
BELMONT — Selectmen voted Monday night to pave 109 more feet of Wareing Road so that pavement will reach the last driveway on what is now a dirt road.
The additional work will be done by the town but about half of it will be paid by Bill Nutter, who made the request.
Nutter, owner of Nutter Enterprises, a sand and gravel supplier, will provide all of the gravel for the road, a vibrator roller for two days and a water truck for two days. The approximate value of the materials and equipment use is $6,995.
The town will contribute the excavation services, some additional equipment and about $4,725 worth of asphalt that will be installed by Wolcott Construction, the company that had the contract to pave the rest of the road.
Nutter came to selectmen in July to make his request. He said he did not want or need Wareing Road paved to the South Road extension, but asked that it be extended to the last driveway on the road.
Selectmen discussed paving a portion of Wareing Road as part of the budget preparation last year for this year. The goal of paving the portion closest to Route 106 was to allow the new owners of Parent Sand and Gravel to move their scales to the Wareing Road side of their property so they wouldn't be trucking heavy loads over Shaker Road and through the newly reconstructed village district.
A majority of voters at annual Town Meeting agreed.
A vocal few residents were against the Wareing Road proposal, saying that if the road was being reconstructed, it should be reconstructed all the way to South Road. Selectmen said that isn't necessary because South Road is gravel and there isn't much going on between the end of the pit road and South Road, except a single residential driveway owned by the Nutters.
Selectmen said the additional 109 feet should be completed this construction season.
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