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Conservation Commission Minutes

Work Shop September 19, 2019 (Draft, subject to correction)


Meeting purpose:  Meet with representatives of SunPower, conduct site visit and provide additional site information to allow them to refine their proposal, and discuss project approach and details in advance of their presentation and question-and-answer session with the Select Board in the evening.


LCC members present:  Larissa Thomas, chair; and Jeff Cosulich


Alternate LCC members present:  Mike Jordan


Others Lamoine officials present:  Stu Marckoon, Administrative Assistant to the Select Board; and Brian Thomas, Board of Assessors


SunPower representatives present:  Amit Shenoy, Leigh Barrow, Eric Stevens, and Chris Cantone


Meeting commenced at the Lamoine Town Hall around 3:00 PM.


Meeting Summary:


1.       Tour of the project site so SunPower team could observe topography, site features (roads, etc.) and conditions, and relationship to nearby properties.


2.       Records review at Town Hall to better understand property boundaries, easements in and to the project site.


3.       Discussion of various issues related to how SunPower would design and operate the project, how the energy would be marketed, and how the Town of Lamoine would benefit.


Meeting Outcome:


SunPower observed constraints that will require a modified project approach and a reduced overall size for the project. However, they still believe that the project is feasible. Their redesign will prompt new calculations related to the project financials. They estimate that they will have a revised proposal for the Town in approximately three weeks.


Minutes taken by Larissa Thomas on September 20, 2019.