KINGFIELD – Poland Spring Water Co.’s application to build a bottling plant here is still incomplete, Planning Board members decided Monday.

When the company submitted the application to build a $60 million to $80 million plant in town in April, board members almost immediately deemed it incomplete. They came up with a list of 28 items needed, including more detailed maps, information of truck weights, traffic levels, and the levels of noise and light to be given off by the plant.

In the past few weeks, the requested information has been coming in, and Monday night the Planning Board met with Poland Spring representatives for the first time since the new information arrived.

By the end of the 90-minute meeting, a new list had been drawn up, this time much shorter than the first, of required information.

Letters are needed from two Kingfield officials. More information is needed about the construction process – about road stabilization and where bulk water will be sent.

Last week, Poland Spring representative Tom Brennan said he hoped the application would be deemed complete Monday.

But Monday night, as he was leaving the meeting, he said he wasn’t disappointed with the outcome.

“We’re almost there,” he said.

So close, the Planning Board set a (tentative) date for a public hearing on the application, for Wednesday, Sept. 13. There’s no word, as yet, about its location.

Poland Spring representatives are expected to meet with the board again on Aug. 14. Guernsey said last week that he expected to vote on the application’s completeness at that meeting.



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