2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 25 Sep 2003 15:24:48 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] A done deal
A done deal
After a year of negotiations, Gov. Romney extends base lease through
Amanda Lehmert
September 24, 2003

OTIS AIR BASE - Gov. Mitt Romney declared victory yesterday as he ended
a year of negotiations by signing a lease extension that will keep the
military on the Massachusetts Military Reservation until 2051.

It was also a victory for the four Upper Cape Water superintendents.

After some 11th-hour negotiations Tuesday, they signed a memorandum of
understanding yesterday with Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant Gen.
George Keefe setting up a formal means of resolving water supply
problems involving the MMR.

The lease deal ensures the Air National Guard and Army National Guard a
spot on the 20,000-acre installation 25 years past the previous lease
expiration date in 2026.

Keefe promised an audience of the Cape legislative delegation, three of
the governor's top administrators, a slew of local officials, citizens
and military personnel that the National Guard would continue to train
its soldiers with an eye toward protecting the environment.

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