Mytar working with Maine town on parking, water access project
Although the price is steep, spending $1 million to buy property across from the Manset Pier and convert it into a parking lot will benefit the town in the long run, Town Manager Don Lagrange told selectmen Tuesday.
Officials have been discussing the purchase of the Knote property on the Shore Road. On Tuesday, selectmen voted 5-0 to move toward that goal by authorizing a summary appraisal of the property.
Lagrange said he has discussed his proposal with Misha Mytar of Maine Coast Heritage Trust. The land conservation organization is interested in partnering with the town on the project. Mytar is to bring the idea to the trust’s board of directors next week, Lagrange said.
“I found a pretty good ally in Maine Coast Heritage Trust,” Lagrange told selectmen. One of the goals of the trust is to improve public access to the ocean, he added.