Title

"City" piece on a plan that Portland International Jetport officials have to buy

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-20-1999

Pages

8, 9

Abstract

"City" piece on a plan that Portland International Jetport officials have to buy over 15 acres of Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook for $200,000 to meet environmental regulations that require the Jetport to compensate for wetlands that might be destroyed in a planned runway reconstruction project. But Portland city manager Bob Ganley wants the Jetport to buy the Snyder-Barris property located off Rand Road in Portland. City officials have been concerned about saving the 51-acre expanse of open land, appraised at $1,420,000, since the U.S. Postal Service dropped the parcel as the site for a new distribution center. But a report by Jetport consultants Coffman Associates indicates the Snyder property doesn't meet state Department of Environmental Protection guidelines for replacing wetlands, and the Westbrook property does.

Subjects

Portland International Jetport, Wetlands

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