Economic Development Update/ Summer News
THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT NOON JUNE 30TH, 2017 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR END CLOSING OF THE BOOKS. THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH FOR THE HOLIDAY.
Our Katahdin recently received some great news. They have just been awarded a $200,000 Brownfield grant for the Miller’s building renovation. Katahdin Valley Health is building a new facility adjacent to the main building on Aroostook Ave. Also, the cleanup of the bowling alley is in progress.
As you may have heard, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan recently visited Millinocket. They stayed at 5 Lakes Lodge where they celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary. While they were visiting, they made time to visit with some locals. They met at designlab with a variety of people, former mill workers, a truck driver, a librarian (our very own Matt) some teachers and members of Katahdin Revitalization and Our Katahdin. While specifics of the conversation remain private, the visit was unexpected and a great surprise. We are told Mark and Priscilla were very kind, thoughtful, genuine and engaged. We hope they will come back to visit the region soon. We are thankful for all the attention our town has received because of their visit.
Jesse Dumais recently resigned from the Town Council because he has been hired as our town tax collector. While we are sorry to lose him as a council member, we are excited for him to start his career for the town. Thank you for all your hard work on the council, Jesse. We know you will do a great job for the town of Millinocket in your new role.
Happy retirement to Roxanne Johnson! You have done a fantastic job as Town Clerk and we will miss you. Also, good luck to Diana Campbell, who is now the new Town Clerk. We know you will be wonderful in your new role.
We would like to welcome Knife Edge Trading Post to our local business community. We are excited for them and wish them a lot of success. We would like to remind the business community that on the Millinocket.org website we have an online data base http://millinocket.org/business/business-in-millinocket/ if you need anything updated for your business or have a business you would like to add please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update it for you.