REASONS A PUBLIC SEWER IS NEEDED AT
LINCOLNVILLE BEACH / RTE 1 / RTE 173:
This is the right time - the Lincolnville Sewer District raised all the necessary funds to build this project. State and Federal funds ($3.35 million) have been secured through a combination of 3 grants and a loan.
Both Senators Angus King and Susan Collins supported the committee’s applications for federal grants.
USDA Rural Development: $1.6 m loan & $1 m grant
Northern Border Regional Commission: $250,000
Community Development Block Grant: $500,000
Unless the LSD moves forward to use these funds, they will be withdrawn and funding agencies’ budgets are being cut under the current administration. If the funds go unused, they may not be be accessible again. And how would our community be perceived when seeking town improvement funding in the future, having not acted on this project when the funds were provided?
Without this project, the town may end up involved in managing the situation, assisting residents with hardship due to failed systems, overseeing harbor cleanup, and dealing with tax revenue losses.