Groton Town Council’s data center agreement meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The special Town Council and Committee of the Whole meeting to review a data center agreement has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be an opportunity for public comment, according to a town notice. The meeting will take place at Thrive 55+ (Groton Senior Center) at 102 Newtown Road and also virtually via Zoom. NE Edge LLC, under manager Thomas Quinn, is seeking a host fee agreement with the town for land south of Interstate 95 between Hazelnut Hill and Flanders Roads. With the legislature providing 20- to 30-year tax exemptions for data centers, the proposed agreement sets forth the criteria for establishing one data center or potentially more on the land and also the revenue the town annually would receive in lieu of taxes. Quinn estimates the annual revenue at $1.5 million.

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