FARMINGTON — State land regulators have relocated a field office that serves Franklin and Oxford counties to a local site.

The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission closed the Rangeley office that formerly served the area in the spring of 2010 due to budget constraints.

The new office is at 133 Fyfe Road, Farmington, which is off routes 2 and 4, at the Maine Department of Transportation site near the Hannaford Plaza. Access to the road is near Celebrations Unlimited Party Supply and Prompto Oil.

LURC was created in 1971 to serve as the planning and zoning board for the state’s unorganized areas, coastal islands and numerous towns and plantations that have elected not to have local land use control, according to a news release. LURC’s jurisdiction encompasses approximately 10.4 million acres, roughly half the size of the state of Maine.

The mailing address for the new office is: P.O. Box 307, West Farmington, ME 04992

The cooperative agreement between LURC and the DOT to share office space is expected save the state more than $20,000 per year, the release states.

The West Farmington LURC Office is staffed by LURC regional representatives Erle Townsend and Sara Brusila. Both staff members are available to serve land owners and applicants who have questions about permitting.

Townsend, who primarily serves Oxford County, can be contacted via his cell phone at 670-7492 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Brusila, who primarily serves Franklin County, can be contacted via her cell phone at 670-7493 or by e-mail at [email protected]  

Regular walk-in office hours are held on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Other office hours and site visits are by appointment.

For additional information about LURC, go to: http://www.maine.gov/doc/lurc/.

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