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Article from Bangor Daily News, Monday, March 20, 2006

By Diana Bowley
Staff Writer


A planned partnership between Milo and Brownville in the Eastern Piscataquis Industrial Park appears to be in trouble.

Brownville residents were told Monday at the annual town meeting there are problems with the town's participation in the park project.

"We're not sure this is going to move forward," Town Manager Sophia Wilson
told residents. She said town officials have been unable to resolve certain issues regarding the park.

It was the plan for Brownville to share the expenses and the ownership of the park, but Wilson said the two town boards have different ideas in how the park would serve both populations.

Brownville residents in 2004 authorized town officials to sign an interlocal agreement with Milo, but no money has changed hands at the recommendation of the town's attorney, Wilson said after the meeting. Until the town had a deed that reflected part ownership in the property or a development corporation in place, no funds should change hands, he advised town officials.

Wilson said Brownville selectmen are still supportive of the park, but the informal discussions now center more on pulling apart from Milo than proceeding ahead with the partnership, she said.

The $23,761 raised last year by residents for the park was carried over into the new budget by residents.

About 40 residents approved all 38 articles on the warrant as proposed and
returned Dennis Green and Stephen Dean as selectman and Stacey Slagle to the SAD 41 board.

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