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There are two public hearings today in New Milford about a proposed development at the former Century Brass mill site.  72 acres of industrially zoned property along the Housatonic Railroad are being eyed by Texas-based Panda Power company for a 550-megawatt natural gas powered plant. 

 

Mayor David Gronbach says the proposed sale price of the property is $2.8 million, would bring 300-500 construction jobs, and then 30 full time jobs to operate the plant.  Gronbach says the Tax Assessor's preliminary estimated yearly revenue is between $6 million and $10 million. 

 

There is an online petition against the proposal.  It had more than 1,200 supporters as of Wednesday night. 

 

The hearings are at 1pm at Town Hall and at 7pm at Sarah Noble school.

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