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 aimed 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 grow to be a full member of the group.

The January 10 proposal was for particular advisory companies to non-member communities. Beneath the phrases of the settlement, MCOG will present companies designed to carry town’s zoning legal guidelines according to Maine land use laws. The contract states that MCOG will carry out order assessment, draft order, committee assessment, and ultimate order draft companies for $832.

“This can be a pilot experiment within the relationship with (MCOG),” stated Choose Chairman Ladleah Dunn. “If we have 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 authorised 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 yr. This led to a short dialogue in regards to the situation of the damaging roads and the way they need to be reported to the contractor liable for highway upkeep.

“For those who see a harmful situation or state of affairs, it’s best to report it to the Waldo County Dispatch Middle at 338-2040. They’ll be capable to contact the (highway upkeep provision) contractor,” Kinney stated.

Throughout 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 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 objectives of the day are to create consciousness and let folks know extra in regards to the undertaking,” Dunham instructed the board. “It would 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 technique to accumulate 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 want for sooner or later. We could have meals, childcare and even transportation for individuals who might not be capable 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 outdoors the present finances to restore town’s mechanical programs 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 Basic Retailer.

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

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