One Step Closer to Consolidation
MILLINOCKET -- The Katahdin area towns of Millinocket, East Millinocket, and Medway move one step closer to consolidation, while some speak of a possible merger.
On a unanimous vote, the Millinocket town council voted to award a $60,000 proposal to a Wiscasset company for consulting services related to consolidation of area municipal and school consolidation efforts.
Advanced Management Catalyst, Inc., the company chosen to provide the services, was called into question recently in an opinion piece by the the Katahdin Times. According to the Times, AMCi’s president, Dan Thompson, served as Wiscasset’s town planner from 1989 to 2001.
Shortly before he left this position, it was revealed in a story by the Wiscasset Newspaper that Thompson allegedly tried selling his own land to a developer while he was being paid to represent the town’s efforts.
“By promoting his own land, Thompson was in effect competing against the town,” wrote Wiscasset’s attorney, Dennis Jumper, in a letter addressed to the town on December 27,2000. “It appears,” the letter continued, that Thompson “was using information he obtained as town planner to, in effect, compete against the town’s sale of its middle school property.”
Nevertheless, the Millinocket town council voted unanimously to award a $60,000 contract for consulting services to AMCi.