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CHINA: Three solar projects get planners’ approval

by Mary Grow At their Jan. 12 meeting, China Planning Board members worked on a proposed solar ordinance that will establish rules for evaluating future applications for solar developments. The board has approved three solar projects so far, on Route 32 North (Vassalboro Road), off Route 32 South (Windsor Road) and on Route 3 (Belfast […]

China town manager presents budget to selectmen

by Mary Grow Town Manager Becky Hapgood presented selectmen with the first budget she has prepared since assuming her new position in July 2020, at a special joint meeting with the Budget Committee on Jan. 11. The manager compiled figures presented by town department heads and the usual other groups, like town committees, insurance companies […]

Vassalboro planners hear intro to another solar development

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Planning Board members heard an introduction to another proposed solar development, by entities who have not previously worked in the town, at the Jan. 5 planning board meeting. New England Solar Garden of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was represented by Michael Redding. Sebago Technics, of South Portland, was represented by Owens McCullough. […]

China selectmen say no to hiring Portland attorney

by Mary Grow China selectmen spent the most time during their Jan. 4 virtual meeting on two issues, one of which was on the agenda. That issue was the request from the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Committee to hire a Portland attorney to assist with preparation of China’s proposed revised TIF document (see related story, […]

China TIF committee revisits allowable expenditures

by Mary Grow China Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Committee members spent the first hour of their Dec. 29 meeting re-discussing lists of allowable TIF expenditures they had voted on at their Dec. 17 meeting (see The Town Line, Dec. 31). Committee member Brent Chesley then reminded them of the two items left undecided Dec. 17, […]