"For much of the state of Maine, the environment is the economy"
(This news release was received via email.)
Note: The Perry Improvement Association supports LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay, and therefore is opposed to the principles of Save Passamaquoddy Bay 3-Nation Alliance.
2005 October 3
PERRY A group of concerned Perry residents are calling on the community to support the development of an LNG storage facility in their town. The Perry Improvement Association, established 20 years ago to explore ways to improve the community, is back and moving into high gear.
"As revenue demands increase, we are desperate for some form of economic development in our community," said David Turner, President of the Perry Improvement Association. "We have squandered away too many opportunities. I don't want to see this one pass us by. An LNG storage facility would provide jobs, a real tax base and most important - tax relief."
The 12-member group sent a letter to Quoddy Bay LLC Project Manager, Brian Smith, urging him to consider building an LNG storage facility in Perry.
"We would like to sit down with the principals of Quoddy Bay to discuss the possibility of supplementing Perry's multi-million dollar local property tax," said Turner. "And we would also like to discuss other community programs such as local scholarships and town improvement funds."
In addition to seeking out economic growth opportunities, the Perry Improvement Association is looking for ways to raise funds for other town improvements, including a playground expansion at the local elementary school, restoration of the park at the 45th Parallel marker on Route 1, and new signs around town and near Gleason's Cove.
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