PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING NOTICE
U.S. EPA BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018, 4:30 PM
MILLINOCKET TOWN HALL
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and their consultant, Ransom Consulting,
Inc., will be hosting a public informational meeting for their Brownfields Assessment Program during the
Millinocket Town Council meeting on August 23, 2018. The Town Council meeting will start at 4:30 at
the Millinocket Town Hall building, 197 Penobscot Avenue. The MEDEP was the recent recipient of a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement activities
related to potentially contaminated Brownfields sites throughout the State, with a particular focus on the
communities of Millinocket, East Millinocket, and Lincoln. A Brownfield site is any property where the
expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence, or potential
presence of, a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
The goal of this public informational meeting is to educate interested individuals about the Brownfields
program, to answer questions from community members, and to solicit sites that could potentially benefit
from this program.
If you have questions or would like a site application form, please do not hesitate to contact Ransom
Consulting, Inc. Project Manager Erik Phenix at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-772-2891. Additional
information is available on MEDEP’s website at www.maine.gov/dep/spills/brownfields
Broadband Planning Meeting
Tuesday, July 31
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Katahdin Region Higher Ed Center, 1 Dirigo Dr, East Millinocket
Meeting to review draft legal documents of a potential broadband utility in the Katahdin region.
Availability of Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives
30-Day Public Comment Period, August 1 – August 30 and
Public Meeting August 1, 2018; 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the
Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue
Millinocket, ME 04462
Former Miller’s Department Store
230 Penobscot Avenue
Our Katahdin received an EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant to remediate environmental contamination identified in the building of the Former Miller’s Department Store located at 230 Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket (the Site). As a requirement of the EPA Cleanup Grant, Our Katahdin is providing this notification of the availability of the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the cleanup planned for the 230 Penobscot Avenue property. As part of the EPA Cleanup Grant, the ABCA is available for public review and comment. The ABCA and previously prepared environmental assessment reports for the Site, can be downloaded and reviewed at Our Katahdin’s website www.ourkatahdin.com/230penobscot, or reviewed in person at Our Katahdin’s office located at 245 Aroostook Avenue, Millinocket, ME Monday – Friday 9 am-4 pm. This notice also provides notice that comments on the ABCA and on the proposed cleanup and remediation of the 230 Penobscot Avenue Site can be submitted in writing to TRC Environmental, Inc. 6 Ashley Drive, Scarborough, Maine 04074; Attention Charlie Springer, (207) 274-2615 or email@example.com. The public comment period for this document will begin on August 1, 2018 and end on August 30, 2018. A Public Meeting to discuss the remediation and cleanup will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at the Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue, Millinocket, Maine. Public comments on the ABCA and the remediation/cleanup will also be accepted at the meeting.
The Millinocket Town Council will be meeting to adopt the Municipal and Wastewater budget at 9:00 am, June 22, 2018 in the Council Chambers.
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The Millinocket Town Council will be holding their 1st Public Hearing on the FY2019 Budget on May 24, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Council Chambers.