Select Board accepts MCOG’s proposal for assistance – Knox County VillageSoup

LINCOLNVILLE – At its January ninth assembly, the Lincolnville Choose Council mentioned and accredited a proposal by the Midcost Council of Governments geared toward serving to town adjust to state land use and housing necessities.

MCOG’s proposal got here a month after MCOG Government Director Matthew Eddy made a presentation to the Choose Board, encouraging the Board to develop into a full member of the group.

The January 10 proposal was for particular advisory companies to non-member communities. Underneath the phrases of the settlement, MCOG will present companies designed to convey town’s zoning legal guidelines consistent with Maine land use rules. The contract states that MCOG will carry out order evaluate, draft order, committee evaluate, and remaining order draft companies for $832.

“This can be a pilot experiment within the relationship with (MCOG),” mentioned Choose Chairman Ladleah Dunn. “If we had been to contemplate membership with this group, it is a actually glorious alternative for us to see if they’ll ship what we’re asking them to do.”

The Board of Administrators unanimously accredited MCOG’s proposal.

The Choose Board has additionally licensed Metropolis Supervisor David Kenny to request proposals for highway upkeep for the following 5 years. The winter highway upkeep contract expires this 12 months. This led to a quick dialogue concerning the situation of the damaging roads and the way they need to be reported to the contractor liable for highway upkeep.

“When you see a harmful situation or state of affairs, it is best to report it to the Waldo County Dispatch Heart at 338-2040. They are going to be capable of contact the (highway upkeep provision) contractor,” Kinney mentioned.

In the course of the public engagement, Choose Board heard from Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul actress Cindy Dunham. Dunham introduced that the Coronary heart and Soul initiative can be held on Sunday, February 5 at Lincolnville Central College from 1-3pm, as Dunham was within the assembly to ask {that a} Choose Board member function Grasp of Ceremonies for the occasion.

Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul is a subcommittee of the Complete Plan Overview Committee. This committee has partnered with Neighborhood Coronary heart & Soul, a nationwide group, to interact a broad cross-section of the group in gathering info for the upcoming complete plan.

“The targets of the day are to create consciousness and let folks know extra concerning the undertaking,” Dunham advised the board. “It’s going to additionally deepen (the Coronary heart and Soul Committee’s) understanding of who lives in our group and broaden the variety of votes.”

Coronary heart & Soul makes use of the occasions as a mechanism for group engagement and as a solution to gather information from residents for the upcoming complete plan.

“We’ll do some interactive actions,” Dunham mentioned of the February 5 rollout. “This may assist reply two questions, what do you worth in Lincolnville and what do you would like for sooner or later. We may have meals, childcare and even transportation for many who could not be capable of do it on their very own.”

Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul can be featured within the Lincolnville Central College cafeteria.

Within the official’s report, Kenny reminded residents that canine licenses expired December 31 and that the grace interval for the license expires January 31.

Kinney additionally reminded residents of the particular city assembly on January 12 on the city workplace. A particular city assembly was known as to ask residents for funds exterior the present finances to restore town’s mechanical methods and to drift Breezemere Park, and to re-profile town’s tennis courts situated within the LCS.

In different companies, the Choose Board agreed to license liquor for the Lincolnville Common Retailer.

The Choose Board’s subsequent common assembly can be January 23 on the metropolis workplace.

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