Maine utility plans 12-mile natural gas pipeline with Lincoln Paper and Tissue as first customer

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Maine utility plans 12-mile natural gas pipeline with Lincoln Paper and Tissue as first customer

October 22, 2013 - 10:41
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LINCOLN, Maine, Oct. 22, 2013 (Bangor Daily News) -The first of five phases of construction of a $7.5 million natural gas pipeline could start in spring 2014 with the town paper mill as its first customer, its proponents told town leaders Monday.

The Town Council voted 4-0 on Monday to authorize Town Manager William Lawrence to open negotiations with Bangor Natural Gas Co. for a tax increment financing deal that would allow the company to invest in the line's construction 90 percent of the property taxes it would have paid over 10 years.

The vote followed an hourlong public hearing. Councilor Shaun Drinkwater was absent. So were Councilors Michael and Marscella Ireland, due to Mrs. Ireland taking ill, officials said.

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