THE STATE HOUSE – Representative Nathan Carlow (R-Buxton) and Senator Henry Ingwersen (D-York) thanked Governor Mills for signing LD 286 (HP 184), An Act to Authorize the Use of Tax Increment Financing Funds for Constructing or Renovating Municipal Offices and Other Municipal Buildings, into law last Tuesday following its bipartisan approval from the State House and Senate earlier this month.
The sponsor, Representative Carlow, thanked his legislative colleagues for backing the proposal. “This legislation will unlock resources for many Maine towns and cities so they can revitalize their infrastructure and enhance their sense of community. The Town of Hollis, which I have the good fortune of serving in the State House, will be able to use this bill to fund the construction of a much-needed new town hall that will better serve our community and provide greater access to Town services.”
Senator Ingwersen, the lead cosponsor, added, “I am proud to have co-sponsored this legislation that adds flexibility to the use of TIF funds for our very diverse municipalities throughout Maine. Municipal infrastructure is crucial to the efficient workings of a town in order to attract economic growth, and this bill will help towns such as Hollis meet those needs while keeping property taxes in check.”
The Hollis Town Hall located at 34 Town Farm Road was built in 1973, and is in dire need of renovations or replacement.
Representative Carlow resides in Buxton and represents District 137 in the State House. Senator Ingwersen resides Arundel and represents District 32 in the State Senate. ###