Power holding up rifle range project

By Beth A. Birmingham | Mar 01, 2014
Source: File Photo

Warren — The rifle range cleanup project in Warren is at another standstill. This time over electricity, said Town Manager Elaine Clark Feb. 27.

The Department of Environmental Protection is working with both Central Maine Power and Fairpoint to extend the three-phase power approximately 3.5 miles south along Route 90, according to Jessamine Logan, director of Communications with Maine DEP.

"The first step involves paying CMP and Fairpoint $12,000 and $250, respectively, to prepare their engineering and design reports," said Logan in an email Feb. 28.

It will take six to eight weeks to prepare the reports — which will include a detailed cost estimates.Then installation of the poles and additional wiring can begin, according to Logan.

"At this point, there is not a whole lot the town can do on the matter," said Clark.

Triumvirate, the successful bidder chosen to initiate dismantling and recycling of the fiber material at the former Steamship Navigation rifle range, plans call for

— site mobilization within 30 days of finalization of the contract

— a site walk with DEP and the Warren code enforcement officer within 60 days of site mobilization

— the processing of fiber material at a series of specific increasing rates at different points in time following the initiation of site mobilization, and the documentation of the removal of specified tonnages

— submission of monthly progress reports documenting volumes of material processed

— completion of processing of the approximately 27,000 tons of fiber material in roughly 30 months.

Triumvirate plans to take the uncovered materials, extrude it, and produce composite lumber products. Triumvirate came in with a proposal to work on site. They will put up temporary structures, and will extrude the carpet material, produce the lumber and sell it.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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