BUCKSPORT — Town officials remain committed to exploring energy alternatives in Bucksport, one of the Town Council’s goals for the year.
At a meeting Nov. 12, councilors approved a pre-feasibility study for wind power, a grant application for a more energy-efficient heating system at the wastewater treatment facility and a grant application for a combined heat and power system at Buckstown Heritage Park.
In other business, the council introduced amendments to the town’s land use ordinance. The proposed changes identify fish spawning and nursery areas as significant wildlife habitat.
The areas are designated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
The ordinance changes would also require a traffic study for proposed projects that would generate more than 35 vehicle trips per hour or those in which officials have documented traffic safety concerns.
The council approved the sale of a tax-acquired one-acre property on Masthill Road to David and Lisa Raymond. Their offer of $3,000.02 was the only bid.
The Ordinance Committee will review a request from Leadbetter Realty Trust for an easement to install an underground propane tank, storm water drain and stairs on town property.
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