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

LINCOLNVILLE – At its January ninth assembly, the Lincolnville Choose Council mentioned and accepted 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 Govt 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 providers to non-member communities. Below the phrases of the settlement, MCOG will present providers designed to deliver town’s zoning legal guidelines consistent with Maine land use laws. The contract states that MCOG will carry out order evaluation, draft order, committee evaluation, 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 contemplate 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 accepted 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 short dialogue concerning the situation of the harmful roads and the way they need to be reported to the contractor chargeable for highway upkeep.

“In case you see a harmful situation or scenario, it’s best to report it to the Waldo County Dispatch Middle at 338-2040. They may be capable to contact the (highway upkeep provision) contractor,” Kinney stated.

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 Faculty 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 Group 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 undertaking,” Dunham informed the board. “It’ll 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 accumulate knowledge from residents for the upcoming complete plan.

“We will do some interactive actions,” Dunham stated 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 may have meals, childcare and even transportation for individuals who might not be capable to do it on their very own.”

Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul will likely be featured within the Lincolnville Central Faculty 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 price range to restore town’s mechanical techniques 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 will likely be January 23 on the metropolis workplace.

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