Town House and Miscellaneous Municipal Improvements – Acton ME

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The Civil Works Administration funded municipal improvements in Acton ME between 1933 and 1940. 

Acton is a rural town (1930 population 449) in York County situated next to the New Hampshire border. 

 

Source notes

Annual Report of the Town Officers of the Town of Acton Maine.

The Town House and Town Farm referenced below are needing more info. 

Excerpts:

1933
$100 Cash received from Rochester Trust Co. to pay for Trucks on CWA Job
$67.50 Paid for trucks used on CWA job
$19.05 Chas. Langley picks and shovels used on Third Class [roads] and CWA jobs
$3.26 A.B. Young rope and kerosene used of CWA moth job
$7.70 Roger Grant extension ladder for CWA moth pickers
$4.00 H. H. Mee saw filing for CWA moth job
$18.00 W.E. Colbath moth pickers used on CWA job
Orders Drawn For Trucks Worked On CWA Job
$40.50 Ernest Stevens
$27.00 W.D. Langley
$100 Rochester Trust Co. Loan

Town Warrent Dec 9 1933
Art 2 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to hire money to put on a truck to work with the one furnished by the Federal Civil Works Job. Money to be raised next Annual Town meeting and assessed on 1934 taxes
Art 3 To see of the Town will vote to make some arrangements to pay for gravel to be used on the Civil Works Job.
Art 4 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to make some repairs on the Town House and other town buildings in order to give works to our skilled laborer on the Civil Works Job also make some arrangement for financing the same.

Proceedings of Special Town Meeting Dec. 18 1933
Voted to hire a truck to work with the truck furnished by the CWA and that the Selectmen be authorized to hire the money to pay for it.
Voted that not more than $240 be spent in hiring the second truck.
Voted that the Selectmen be authorized to buy the gravel where ever it is most convenient and that the amount it cost be allowed on the 1934 taxes of the person that owned the land from which the gravel was taken.
Voted that not more than $100 be spent for supplies for the skilled laborers on the Town House and other town buildings on the CWA project.

1934
$27.30 Studley Box and Lumber Co. Lumber for CWA project
$.84 J.M. Wilson supplies for CWA project
$9.00 R.M.D. Treadwell trucking gravel, CWA project
$55.78 Ludwig Muller, shingles and supplies for Town Farm CWA project
$.70 Ralph Cousens, roofing nails for Town Farm, CWA project
$7.02 Alfred Merry, gravel for CWA project
$4.00 Leon F. Hersom, for road machine blade and hauling lumber for CWA project
$3.40 Ralph Hanson, cement CWA project

1935
$50.00 Local Administrator for ERA
Order Drawn For Local Administration For ERA
Louis J. Young $50.00
Appropriated $50.00

1936 (This was the year of a huge flood in March)
Orders Drawn For WPA Work $411.25
$276.07 Culverts
$13.05 blacksmith work
$7.67 L.S. Bradford supplies
$24.80 B.B. Grant gravel
$2.45 NL Grant gravel
$34.05 James Gerrish gravel
$.55 Frederick Meyer gravel
$1.00 William Bragg gravel
$2.25 Public Service Co. of NH, gravel
$1.15 Wilbur Miller, gravel
$4.15 Ralph Sanborn, gravel

1940
List Of Surplus Commodities Received This Year
1302 lbs White Flour
1196 lbs Graham Flour
1177 lbs Apples
184 lbs Butter
226 lbs Rolled Oats
290 lbs Oranges
498 lbs Raisins
806 lbs Corn Meal
518 lbs Prunes
601 dozen eggs
323 lbs Lard
596 lb Cereal
435 lbs Potatoes
100 lbs Bacon
300 lbs Rice
116 lbs Pears
116 lbs Salt Pork
116 lbs Smoked Ham

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 30, 2022.

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35 H Rd.
Acton, ME 04001

Coordinates: 43.53248, -70.90979

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