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

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

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

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

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

The Board of Administrators unanimously permitted MCOG’s proposal.

The Choose Board has additionally approved Metropolis Supervisor David Kenny to request proposals for highway upkeep for the subsequent 5 years. The winter highway upkeep contract expires this yr. 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 scenario, you need to report it to the Waldo County Dispatch Heart at 338-2040. They’ll be capable to contact the (highway upkeep provision) contractor,” Kinney stated.

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 could 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 Evaluate 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 venture,” Dunham instructed the board. “It can 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 approach to acquire information from residents for the upcoming complete plan.

“We’ll do some interactive actions,” Dunham stated 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 can have meals, childcare and even transportation for many who could not be capable to do it on their very own.”

Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul will likely 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 the town’s mechanical methods and to drift Breezemere Park, and to re-profile the town’s tennis courts situated within the LCS.

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

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


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