BRUNSWICK


Town officials want a local representative on the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees, and they plan to resume discussion of how — and whom it should be — during their meeting Monday.


Current Chairman John Moncure’s and Vice Chairman Don Hudson’s terms expired in September, but they have continued to serve pending Gov. Paul LePage’s announcement of their replacement or reappointment to the board. LePage’s announcement is expected to come Monday.


Town councilors had hoped to slide several local nominees onto the governor’s list for consideration before that happened, but failed to make the deadline.


Now the town will have to wait until the next round of appointments in late summe, when trustees John Shattuck, Sally DelGreco and Rita Armstrong’s terms run out in September.


Subsequently, Steve Weems’s term expires in March, Sandy Updegraph’s in September 2014, Dan Daggett’s in March 2015; and Lois Skillings’s and John Dorrer’s both run out in September 2015.


George Gervais, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development, is the board’s only permanent position. Gervais will serve for as long as he is commissioner.


Also up for discussion Monday, councilors will persue resumption of talks with MRRA regarding tax increment financing districts. Discussion of the tax revenue sheltering and reinvestment tool last broke off in September.


At the time, depending on the source, the communica- tion breakdown was attributed either to legislative uncertainty in Augusta or bad blood between the municipality and the agency that is bringing business back to the former Navy air base.


Among other business to be discussed, the town likely will start seeking bids related to a prospective dog park initiated by Brunswick Area Responsible K-9 Owners, or BARK. The group has raised more than $34,000 to fund the pooch park on a one-acre spot of town land along the Androscoggin River Bike Path.


The council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Brunswick Station.


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