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Comments for: Wood pulp and cattle shipments expected to generate $1.5 million in Eastport in 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Good job being done by everyone at the port. It’s good to see that it can serve both the commercial and tourist interests in Eastport.

  • Anonymous

    Lots of folks are waiting for the railroad to come back , also.
    The increased tonnage will benefit the entire area.

    • Anonymous

      Railway will be a long wait baby! are you kidding?

  • Anonymous

    Now a little more import that the news didn’t seem to get. The Port pays $17,483 for property taxes. This is a very small portion of it’s value which is about $23,000,000 give or take a few dollar amongst friends. At a mill rate of 21 that would make it’s taxes $483,000. A little more food for thought the Port Directors bonus was $17,500 if I,m right.

    • Anonymous

      They sold the Boat School pretty cheap , too.
      Somebodies brother-in-law got a deal to go with all the grant money.

      Port Director /County Commissioner ,Chris Gardener , keeps it all flowing smoothly.
      ….He’s worth every penny.

      • Anonymous

        The Boat School fiasco, the boat school sale (gift to the good old boys). Now what will happen with the non profit Friends who “own” buildings and land? Will the city ever re-coup taxes on that? Or will the property go to Morrison? Oh, I forgot he donated it for his tax right off.

    • Anonymous

      the value brought in by ships i would imagine drastically offset tax rate costs ships use pilots to head to the port the two tugs(not cheap) fuel LO or slop discharge and parts deliverys. and crew leave you talking 100,000’s of new revenue

      • Anonymous

        The local people pay about 40% of the taxes. We don’t have any other businesses helping to take some of that burden off. That is why we need more from the Port. They have had a free ride long enough. It might help if the Port didn’t care of the Good Old Boys first. Any big money spent is from bonds. The new port $15,000,000 built by Canadians, $8,000,000 for a new conveyer. Now looking for a $1,500,000 for a new ware house. How much will Eastport get from a new ware house . Yes you guessed right nothing. Yes I think the Port owes the city and it’s tax payers a better pay back then filling the Port Director pocket. In my opion.

  • Anonymous

    Sure would be nice to see an actual accounting of the Port Authority’s budget and revenues for the last few years. It would be nice if Tom Walsh asked a few questions about the 8 million dollars that the taxpayers paid for the conveyer belt, which apparently is just going to rust without ever getting used and ranks up there with the great government boondoggles, especially it the Director got a few hundred thousand as a bonus for getting the grant for it. 8 million is 5 times this years budget. How many more Eastporters are working at the port than were there 4 years ago? While the cattle shipments are down, the BS coming out of the Port authority

    • Anonymous

      the conveyor belts will increase bulk carriers flow if energy cost go back up and it looks sparkling compared to the ones still in use all threw out the south

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!!!!!!

  • gregn52

    My question is if the cattle and pulp only generate 1.5M, expected this year, what other revenues will be generated to pay for those two Tug Boats?

    • Anonymous

      The ships pay for the tugs off a contract with the buyer

  • Anonymous

    It’s a good news story, but I’d like to see them shipping less pulp overseas.

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