The Monhegan Energy Task Force (METF) is a task force authorized by the Monhegan assessors to carry out the Mission/Purpose as described:
METF was formed to represent Monhegan in communications and negotiations with Maine Aqua Ventus regarding all aspects of the proposed offshore wind project, including the planning, construction, operation, and decommissioning phases.
a) METF will gather information and disseminate it to the Monhegan community, including past and future studies that are shared with the task force by Maine Aqua Ventus.
b) METF will reach out to state legislators and government agencies, and work with these agencies so as to communicate with the Monhegan community how they can optimally participate in the process.
c) METF will negotiate benefits to offset the impact of the project.
d) METF will work with Maine Aqua Ventus to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding that will need to be approved by the assessors of Monhegan Plantation.
e) METF will work with Maine Aqua Ventus to prepare a Community Benefits Agreement that will be approved by the citizens of Monhegan Plantation at a Town Meeting.
f) METF will work with a lawyer to ensure legal safeguards and protection of Monhegan resources.
- Marian Chioffi, co-chair
- Tara Hire, co-chair
- James Balano
- Chris Smith
- Kathie Iannicelli
- Sue Hitchcox
- Billy Boynton
- Glenn Burdick
- John Murdock
- Winnie Murdock
- Bob Smith
- Penny Smith
- Jackie Boegel