By John Anderson

The Auburn Board of Selectmen met Monday evening and dealt with a short agenda. Citizen comments brought Fran Bujnowski to the podium to report on Saturday’s Veterans Picnic. Although only 100 or so attended the event, he felt it was a good learning experience for the Veterans Advisory Committee. He anticipates a much larger event next time, and they now understand the requirements to make it work.

Mr. Bujnowski told the Board he brought along “residuals” from the picnic and would prepare root beer floats for the board when they took a break.

Joshua Fuller, representing Fuller’s Pre-owned Autos LLC, asked the Board to approve a license for their new business at 509 Washington Street. Nobody spoke in opposition at this public hearing, and there were no abutter concerns. Selectman Holstrom made a motion to grant the license, and it was approved unanimously.

Ongoing issues with the Gold Depot on Southbridge St. were discussed including an inspection by the Auburn Police Dept. The Board voted to hold a hearing on September 23rd to pursue alleged license violations.

In other business, Fall Town Meeting was set for October 29 at 7PM. The warrant was opened and is scheduled to close on Monday, September 23, at 4PM. The board accepted $2,000 from Polar Beverages for the summer concert series, $500 from Savers Bank for the “Save the Dome” fundraiser and $15 from a local family for the dome as well.

Selectman Simonian acknowledged the dedication of the new press box at Memorial Field and the debut of the new Auburn High School Marching Band last Friday at the Varsity Football game.