FARMINGDALE — Representatives of the Kennebec Valley Gas Co. will give a presentation about the proposed natural gas line from Richmond to Madison at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Office.

Board of Selectmen Chairman David Sirois told the board KV Gas Co. will talk about its proposal and identify roads in Farmingdale where the line would go. The public is invited to the meeting.

The line is still contingent on signing up potential big users, such as Sappi Paper in Skowhegan, and securing tax-increment financing from the towns the line would go through.

Tax-increment financing shelters a developer from paying property taxes for a period of time in order to help fund the work.

Sirois told the board that Kennebec Valley Council of Governments wants to hold a tax increment financing application assistance workshop Oct. 20 for the towns that would be included in the proposed gas line. TIFs allow a municipality to return some of the property taxes a business pays back to the business for a set amount of time.

In other business:

* Selectmen appointed Farmingdale resident James Grant as the town’s animal control officer, effective Friday. He will replace chief constable Matt Guilfoyle, who had been temporarily acting as animal control officer.

* The board appointed Selectman Doug Ebert as the cemetery liaison, replacing former selectman Eugene Moreau.

* A design team of engineering students from the University of Maine proposed designing a new town office and fire station for the town as its Senior Capstone Project. Selectmen agreed to work with the students on the project.

Joyce Grondin is a Kennebec Journal correspondent who lives in Augusta.


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