Another concern with a forest cleanup effort is any liability to volunteers who might want to work, but may get injured.
Town attorney Mike Ramsdell warned councilors about using volunteers due to those liability issues.
Allen said he has worked on other town projects with Eagle Scouts and local Scouts are willing to help in the forest and would only follow safe measures when it came to clearing the woods.
“Right now, it is a jungle,” Allen said. “It’s unsightly.”
Councilors asked Town Manager Kevin Smith to come back with his recommendations on how to move forward.