The Waterville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved selling a parcel of city-owned land to a buyer who wants to re-sell parts of it to a prospective marijuana grower.
The Waterville Morning Sentinel reports that councilors approved selling the undeveloped land off Airport Road, where the city owns 11 acres, to Leo St. Peter for $12,000 an acre.
St. Peter told the Morning Sentinel that he owns 40 acres off Webb Road that abuts the city-owned acreage, but he has no access to Airport Road. His ultimate goal for buying the land is to build a connector between Mitchell and Airport roads, providing access to Airport Road and Kennedy Memorial Drive.
“I’m not going to make money on the deal — zero,” he told the newspaper.
St. Peter told the newspaper that he plans to sell four or five lots to someone who wants to build a 100-by-100-foot building out of which that prospective buyer would run a marijuana growing operation.
The prospective marijuana growing operation was not discussed at the Tuesday night council meeting nor at another meeting on the proposed sale on July 2, according to the Morning Sentinel.