BELFAST, Maine (WABI) – A land-primarily based salmon farm in the Metropolis of Belfast is a single stage closer to relocating forward immediately after a current decision by the state Outstanding Court.
That in accordance to a press release from the town manager’s business office.
According to the metropolis, the Excellent Court docket dismissed different statements elevated by opponents from Belfast and Nordic Aquafarms, the organization behind the venture.
The opponents are attempting to obstacle Belfast’s use of eminent area to distinct land on which the metropolis wants to develop a park.
Nordic intends to operate pipes serving its salmon farm task underneath that exact land in dilemma.
The town says the situation is on hold pending an charm to Maine’s Supreme Court docket.
The complete push launch is under:
“Claims Raised to Block Nordic Project are Dismissed
“The Remarkable Courtroom has granted motions by the City of Belfast and Nordic Aquafarms to dismiss several of the authorized promises introduced by opponents to Nordic’s job. The opponents introduced multiple statements in opposition to the Metropolis linked to its use of eminent area to apparent the authorized title to land on which the City intends to establish a town park, and less than which Nordic intends to operate pipes serving its job. Earlier this calendar year, the Outstanding Courtroom found that the opponents never ever had any lawful title or desire in the land in dilemma. If this conclusion is upheld in a pending enchantment to Maine’s Supreme Court docket, the remainder of the opponents’ statements will want to be dismissed as very well. Simply because the Supreme Court’s selection has so substantially bearing on the eminent area scenario, the Top-quality Court docket has dominated that the circumstance ahead of it will be place on keep right until the attractiveness determination has been rendered.
“The Remarkable Court in its ruling dismissed several constitutional and trespass statements lifted by the opponents, significantly narrowing the scope of the opponents’ situation. The Metropolis has managed in all litigation to day that the opponents produced their alleged claim to this waterfront residence with the sole intention of blocking Nordic’s task. The Town remains confident that the Supreme Judicial Courtroom will uphold the decreased court’s ruling towards the opponents, and that all remaining statements brought by the opponents will before long be dismissed or decided in the City’s favor, enabling the Town to transfer ahead with its park and Nordic to move ahead with its venture.”
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