Town sides with Maine treasurer in permit flap
PHIPPSBURG, Maine—The town of Phippsburg has granted the Maine state treasurer an amended business license for his Popham Beach Club over objections from some neighbors.
Phippsburg selectmen and the planning board deliberated more than six hours before voting 6-1 early Friday to allow Bruce Poliquin's summertime, members-only club to host catered functions year-round.
Neighbors who contend the new permit will allow more traffic, reduce property values and disturb people's peace were angry that Poliquin sought to change the business stipulations that he won after a contentious battle in 2006. Terry Wyman, who lives next door, said Poliquin is a "bad neighbor."
Poliquin, of Georgetown, sought to change the terms to improve cash flow in a difficult economy. He told the Bangor Daily News ( http://bit.ly/v2iqi1) he's trying to be a good neighbor.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com