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BACKGROUND

The Town of Dover-Foxcroft acquired the Mayo Mill Dam in 2007. The dam historically supported hydro power, but has
been non-operational for over a decade. The Town has consulted with multiple engineers, turbine suppliers, and a
private developer for years to try to identify a hydropower retrofit and has determined that there are no economically
viable options.

 

In May 2022, the Town issued a Request for Proposals to explore new options for the site that will allow it to meet state and federal regulations. The only proposal submitted was from the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and partners, The Nature Conservancy in Maine and Inter-Fluve, Inc.

The Town Select Board signed a partnership agreement with ASF in late 2022 to produce a study report that will evaluate feasible concept options for the Town to consider. Funding for the report is provided by NOAA Fisheries through the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act and there is no cost to the Town.

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PARTNERSHIP TEAM

Alsina Brenenstuhl, Project Coordinator, Town of Dover-Foxcroft


Maranda Nemeth, Project Manager, Atlantic Salmon Federation


Eileen Bader Hall, Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Maine


Mike Burke, Professional Engineer, Inter-Fluve, Inc.

STEERING COMMITTEE

A steering committee has been convened by the Town and meets on a monthly basis to oversee the partnership and will make a recommendation on a preferred alternative to the Select Board in November 2023.

Denise Buzzelli - Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce

 

Jack Clukey - Dover-Foxcroft Town Manager (Staff support to the steering committee)

Cindy Freeman Cyr - Dover-Foxcroft Selectboard 

 

 

Thomas Lizotte - Dover-Foxcroft Selectboard

Chris Maas -  Dover-Foxcroft Planning Board/ Historical Society/ Climate Action Committee

Michael Sutton - Dover-Foxcroft Selectboard

Norton True - Dover-Foxcroft Resident

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