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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