Advisory Committee advises multi-use marine based facility and “no strings” purchase

Below are screen shots of the Bar Harbor Town Council packet for meeting to be held 11/21/17. The first two shots are of agenda items, starting on page on 4 of the 90 page packet. The screen shots after that are of the report the Ferry Terminal Advisory Committee is submitting to the Council (beginning on page 42 of the packet). These screen shots may be easier to read if you enlarge your screen to 250%. The Advisory Committee is recommending that the property be purchased for the “no strings attached” price of $3.5 million from the State of Maine, and that a multi-use marine facility for public use be built, not a Cruise Ship Berthing Pier. A link to the Town Website and packet is below the screen shots. The Town Council is not bound by the Advisory Committee. The Town Council should heed the appointed committee recommendations and protect Frenchman Bay and Acadia National Park, as well as the quality of life for their town residents.

(Link to FTPAC report below, on page 42 of 90)


Articles also appeared in the Bangor Daily news and the Mount Desert Islander this week after the November 14th public comment and final Lead Committee meeting.