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

LINCOLNVILLE – At its January ninth assembly, the Lincolnville Choose Council mentioned and authorised 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 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 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 ultimate order draft providers for $832.

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

The Board of Administrators unanimously authorised MCOG’s proposal.

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

“Should you see a harmful situation or scenario, it’s best to report it to the Waldo County Dispatch Middle at 338-2040. They are going to have the ability to 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 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 Assessment 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 objectives of the day are to create consciousness and let individuals know extra in regards to the venture,” Dunham advised the board. “It is going to 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 strategy to gather knowledge from residents for the upcoming complete plan.

“We’ll do some interactive actions,” Dunham mentioned of the February 5 rollout. “This can 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 individuals who could not have the ability to do it on their very own.”

Lincolnville Coronary heart & Soul might 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 price range to restore the town’s mechanical techniques 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 Normal Retailer.

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

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