One Lord Road resident spoke to encourage residents to support the plan.
I'm a big asset in Elizabethtown - I've been in the Elizabethtown Fire Department, and I'm a big help to the fire department and volunteer advocate for some of the people in MLS, said Joe Thomas-Train. I think it would be a lot more convenient, since i'm in the fire department, to go to a call if i'm across the way on River Street.
The issue for some residents of the town is that while MLS pays a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) to the town, it does not pay county or school taxes. Frisbee wondered what the saturation point would be for Elizabethtown.
How many houses do you feel you may be needing down the road in Elizabethtown? asked Frisbee.
McKenna said that currently the organization had no further plans to expand in Elizabethtown. She said that purchasing another home in Elizabethtown would create another seven jobs in the community.
Realtor Bruce Pushee, who is representing the seller of the River Street property, happens to live across the street. He said he felt MLS would be good neighbors, since the homes are well-maintained and residents are quiet.