THOMASTON — Notice is hereby given the Select Board of the Town of Thomaston will hold a Public Hearing and Public Information Night Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 6 p.m. in person, at the Thomaston Municipal Building on articles 3 and 4 for the Secret Ballot Election and articles 5 and 6 for the June 15 annual Town Meeting.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk by noon on May 25, 2022, via email at mstevens@thomastonmaine.gov; by mail to Town Clerk, Thomaston Town Office, 13 Valley Street, Thomaston, Maine, 04861; or drop off at Thomaston Town Office, 13 Valley Street, Thomaston.

John Fancy, Thomaston pollution control superintendent and Maine Working Homes LLC will be present to discuss Articles 5 and 6.

ARTICLE 5 reads, “To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to enter into an agreement on such terms and conditions as the Select Board deems appropriate to swap land owned by the Town that contains approximately 7 acres adjacent to the George C. Hall & Sons Inc. quarry to George C. Hall & Sons and in return, the Town of Thomaston is to receive approximately 30 acres of land owned by George C. Hall & Sons Inc. adjacent to currently owned Town land.”

An explanation of Article 5 says, George C. Hall & Sons would like to expand their quarry into land owned by the Town and are offering to swap most of lot 033 in exchange for the Town property. The Town intends to offer the south portion of this parcel to a developer who will construct affordable housing on it. George C. Hall & Sons will construct a fence between the quarry and the Town’s property as a safety measure.

Article 6 reads, “To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to sell lots of land within the parcel of land received by the Town from George C. Hall and Sons, Inc. as shown on the map on file with the town clerk available for public inspection to developers of affordable/workforce housing projects on such terms and conditions as the Select Board deem appropriate.”

Article 3 reads, “Shall the Town of Thomaston vote to allow the Town to determine the future use of the 15.6-acre parcel of land known as the Thomaston Green and to prevent this land from being permanently restricted to a public park?”

Article 4 reads, “CITIZENS INITIATIVE “Shall the Town vote to permanently dedicate the 15.6-acre parcel known as the “Thomaston Green” for use as a public park for recreational and community events and related infrastructure, said parcel being more precisely identified as “Parcel One” in a Quitclaim Deed recorded in the Knox County Registry of Deeds at Book 3547, Page 48?”

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