Saturday, March 8, 2014
An increasingly nasty spat between the city of Augusta and Central Maine Power over the possible loss of $200,000-plus in revenue will now involve the Public Utilities Commission.
Council passes a resolve urging the Legislature not to pass a bill that could cost city more than $200,000 after toning down the language.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lori Fowle, D-Vassalboro, would no longer require small businesses that host fundraisers for charities to register with the state.
A new borrowing plan could pay for the improvements, but it still is subject to voters’ approval at the ballot box.
More than 100 people showed up to discuss a housing situation in which low-income people can’t afford to live in the capital even though its rents are cheaper than those of other communities in the area.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the thickness of the river ice Tuesday just above the Richmond-Dresden bridge and found it to be no thicker than normal for this time of year.
The public is invited to give input at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on a proposal for the city housing authority to play a bigger role in helping to provide suitable apartments.
A bill slated to go before the Legislature’s Taxation Committee could cost the capital city more than $200,000 a year.
The capital city will use more sand and less salt after the tough winter results in a lack of more salt from supplier.
The city will look at ways to pare down the estimated $11.7 million it will cost to renovate and expand the city’s historic library.