Monday, March 10, 2014
The city Planning Board, scheduled to discuss the proposal Tuesday, will instead meet in April to review the application for a medical marijuana growing operation in a warehouse in the South Gardiner area.
City officials are considering changes as part of a new comprehensive plan to allow business owners and developers to find creative reuses for older, nonconforming buildings.
An attorney on behalf of Pleasant Pond Mill LLC and AquaFortis Associates LLC filed the suit, along with a request for mediation, appealing a water level order issued by the Department of Environmental Protection earlier this year.
Councilors weren’t expected to discuss a potential revenue shortage in the ambulance budget or an alternative cost-savings measure for the city’s fire and rescue department.
Residents in West Gardiner and surrounding communities urged the state to make changes sooner rather than later to what’s considered one of the most dangerous intersections in Maine.
City Manager Scott Morelli said the city staff is still trying to figure out why the ambulance service fund appears to have a revenue shortage.
New hours that began Monday include extending the time the office is open on Wednesdays.
Local Democrats met Sunday to elect state convention delegates, municipal committee officers and county committee members, and to rally local campaign efforts.
Supporters and detractors will have a chance to speak out Tuesday when the Maine Department of Transportation holds a public hearing on the project.
The overall budget is slightly higher than last year, but it doesn’t include any major changes to what has been funded in the past.