This article by Chris Mays originally appeared June 27 in the Brattleboro Reformer.
BRATTLEBORO — Engineers anticipate an $840,000 price tag for upgrading municipal utilities infrastructure in the southern section of town to support Culture Made Vermont’s proposed dairy and nondairy beverage facility at the Exit One Industrial Park.
In a 3-0 vote last week, the Select Board approved a grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration seeking half that much. The town will put up the other $420,000 if the funding is secured and other pieces fall into place.
“As we’ve discussed previously, there are a series of things that will occur over the next several months as long as the project keeps gaining momentum and moving forward towards what we hope will be a financial closing before the end of this year and then moving on to actually implementing the project next year,” Town Manager Peter Elwell said told Select Board members during a meeting on June 19. “And as long as it stays on track, we will be back to see you again periodically to ask for additional actions, none of which will actually finally commit the town to spending money within the utility system or otherwise for the project unless the project actually moves forward.”
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