Municipal Improvements – North Yarmouth ME

Description

The New Deal early on was involved in helping this small rural town (est. 1680) which only had a population of 569 in 1930.

1933
A few individuals are mentioned along with the town share of costs each for a PWA project and a C.W.A. road project involving a culvert.
The school superintendent in a lengthy report gives a mention to the New Deal “The Federal Relief Program even recognizes the importance of adult education and guidance so we cannot consider curtailing the advantages for those who are immature in all respects.”

1934
4 people and a few companies are mentioned in connection with a C.W.A. school project.
Merrill’s Express is hired by F.E.R.A. to deliver food.

1935
Merrill’s Express is hired by F.E.R.A. to deliver food.
One person is mentioned in connection with a W.P.A. and a F.E.R.A. project in Portland.

1936
PAID FROM CONTINGENT
W. P. A. Project, Spring, 14 men employed
Actual cost to Town (cash), $268.90
Cost to W. P. A., $4,451.04

W. P. A. PROJECT IN FALL
11 men employed
Total Cost to Town (cash), $ 118 69
Cost to Government, 4,369 98
Third Class Fund, 690 33
Total————-$ 5,179 00
Amount Paid Local labor and trucks, $ 1,779 10
Approximate number of yards of gravel and stone used on roads by W. P. A. Project: 3,024 yards of gravel 614 yards of stone

1937
THIRD CLASS W. P. A. TAR
Expenditure by town, $ 273 30

1938
W. P. A. PROJECT
Balance unexpended, $ 267 90
Paid from Contingent, 268 35
$ 536 25

1939
W. P. A. Project, $332.50
Browntail Moth control project

1940
W. P. A., $628.82
Gypsy Moth control project

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TOWN OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF
North Yarmouth

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on November 19, 2014.

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Location Info


North Yarmouth, ME 04097

Location notes: General location marker for North Yarmouth

Coordinates: 43.857, -70.239

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