February 14 LUPC Meeting: Potential Commission Vote on the Pickett Mountain Mine Rezoning Application (ZP779A)

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ZP779A, Pickett Mountain Mine, Potential Commission Vote

At its regular business meeting on February 14, 2024, the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) will potentially vote on ZP779A, Wolfden Mt. Chase LLC’s rezoning application for the Pickett Mountain Mine. The meeting will be held at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Rd, in Brewer, beginning at 10 AM. The meeting agenda, including a link for attending the meeting virtually, will be posted to the LUPC’s Calendar and Meeting Materials webpage once available. 

Wolfden has requested that the Commission delay acting on the rezoning application until a full nine-member Commission has the opportunity to deliberate and vote. If the Commission grants Wolfden’s request, the rezoning application will be tabled. If the Commission denies Wolfden’s request, the Commission may proceed with its final deliberation and vote on the application. 

The Commission deliberated on the rezoning application at its December 13, 2023, meeting and provided guidance to staff regarding the weighing of factors and evidence. Based on the record for Wolfden’s rezoning application, including the testimony and evidence submitted by the parties, interested persons, and members of the public, and incorporating the Commission’s guidance, the LUPC staff has prepared a draft decision document for the Commission’s consideration if it proceeds with the final deliberation and vote.  

The Commission Memo, including the staff’s draft Decision Document and letters from Wolfden and the Intervenors regarding the request to delay voting, is available on the LUPC’s Pickett Mountain Mine project webpage in the Documents Table. 

The record for ZP779A closed to the public on November 9, 2023, and will remain closed unless reopened by the Commission pursuant to Section 5.10,C of the Commission’s rules. As the record is closed, there will not be an opportunity to comment at the February 14, 2024 Commission meeting. 

Media inquiries should be directed to Jim Britt, DACF Communications Director, at jim.britt@maine.gov  or (207) 287-3156.

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