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

LINCOLNVILLE – At its January ninth assembly, the Lincolnville Choose Council mentioned and authorized a proposal by the Midcost Council of Governments aimed 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 turn into a full member of the group.

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

“It is 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 authorized 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.

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

Through 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 Evaluate Committee. This committee has partnered with Neighborhood Coronary heart & Soul, a nationwide group, to interact a broad cross-section of the neighborhood in gathering data for the upcoming complete plan.

“The targets of the day are to create consciousness and let individuals know extra concerning the mission,” Dunham informed the board. “It should additionally deepen (the Coronary heart and Soul Committee’s) understanding of who lives in our neighborhood and broaden the variety of votes.”

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

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

Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul shall 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 referred to as to ask residents for funds exterior the present funds to restore the town’s mechanical programs and to drift Breezemere Park, and to re-profile the town’s tennis courts positioned 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 shall be January 23 on the metropolis workplace.

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