FARMINGDALE — Residents will have a chance to learn more about a natural gas line proposed to travel through town.

A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 in the Little Theater at Hall-Dale High School.

Kennebec Valley Gas Co. wants to run a main line through Farmingdale as it travels between Richmond and Madison. The company is also asking or a 15-year tax break from each of the 12 towns the line would run through, including Farmingdale. But the line is still contingent on signing up potential big users, and so may not be built at all.

Representatives from Kennebec Valley Gas Co. and the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments will be at the hearing to answer questions. The Council of Governments has been working as the liaison between the Kennebec Valley Gas Co. and the towns and established a subcommittee of town representatives to work on the proposal.

In other business this week, Selectman David Sirois said the Planning Board is working on three ordinances to present to the public at a special town meeting to be scheduled later this year.

They include a fireworks ordinance, underground utility ordinance and an electronic sign ordinance.

The three ordinances will be discussed at the Planning Board’s next meeting scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Selectman Doug Ebert told other selectmen that the Farmingdale Historical Society has submitted a request for a historical preservation ordinance. Selectmen agreed to read the document in detail and will discuss it at a later meeting.


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