As a resident of Thornton Heights in South Portland, I support a moratorium on the proposal by NGL Supply Terminal Co. to build a 24,000-gallon above-ground propane storage facility at Rigby Yard.
I understand that if NGL sought a zoning change, my neighborhood would have been informed through a mailed notice and invitation from the Planning Board about a scheduled meeting.
We receive notices for new home construction and zoning variances from the Planning Board, as needed. But for something of this magnitude being proposed, to not be brought to our attention through a mailed notice, is shocking. This is why I feel that many Thornton Heights residents need time to gather information.
The residents of this neighborhood deserve time to apprise themselves of the impact of this proposal, the moratorium proposal and fire code amendment proposal.
A moratorium would provide time for information gathering by residents.