Groton Council to vote on whether to cease negotiations with data center developer

Town Mayor Juan Melendez Jr. said he received the memorandum, but the Town Council will proceed with holding a previously scheduled meeting on Tuesday to vote on whether or not to discontinue efforts to pursue a municipal host fee agreement with NE Edge. Melendez, who is one of nine councilors, said he personally plans to vote to discontinue pursuing the municipal host fee agreement. NE Edge has been seeking the agreement with the town to locate data centers on land, south of Interstate 95 and north of the Sheep Farm properties, between Flanders and Hazelnut Hill Roads. The proposed agreement outlines how much annual revenue the developer would pay to the town in lieu of taxes and the criteria for the data center proposal and would be the first step before the land use process. Meanwhile, a special Committee of the Whole and Town Council meeting are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thrive 55+ Active Living Center, as well as virtually, on the topic of potentially discontinuing negotiations with NE Edge.

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