LCRPC Seeks County Planner

LCRPC and the County are seeking a County Planner to work with our communities and  county-wide on land use, coastal resiliency, transportation and other major planning and implementation activities. 

Here is the public notice. The deadline to submit an application and resume is June 24, 2020.

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LCRPC Annual Meeting Set for June 24

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 6 pm. This won't be our traditional annual meeting -- like many other organizations and public groups, we'll figure out how this may be done later this year or possibly in 2021. 

 

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Bremen Goes Fiber

Bremen will become the first mainland town in the midcoast to become a 100% "Fiber to the Home" Community.

After a highly competitive process, the ConnectME authority awarded three broadband infrastructure grants statewide last week. The Town of Bremen, partnering with Tidewater Telecom, was chosen to receive one of those grants. $120,000 was awarded to support the Bremen fiber optic build-out that will bring high speed broadband to approximately 400 more unserved homes and businesses.

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Re-Starting Maine's Economy

Plans To Re-start Our Economy

The plan establishes four gradual stages of reopening, the first of which begins on May 1st. Designed with input from public health and industry experts, this staged approach will allow Maine businesses to safely open when the time is right, and stay open by following reasonable, practical guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and customers.

 

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Virtual Public Meetings and other COVID-19 changes

The emergency response to COVID-19 passed by the Maine legislature introduced some temporary changes to rules governing public meetings in order to allow for more social distancing. More information is available at https://www.maine.gov/foaa/. Guidance is also available from the Maine Municipal Association. More resources from MMA are being added regularly and can be found here: https://memun.org/Coronavirus-Resources.

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County Seeks Donations of PPEs

Today, March 25, the Lincoln County EMA Emergency Operations Center issued a request for new, unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist our front line Emergency Medical, Fire Department and Law Enforcement first responders, health care providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19. Needed supplies include: N95 masks (NIOSH approved equivalent or similar), surgical protective masks, nitrile gloves, eye protection, face shields, disposable protective gowns or suits, disposable shoe covers, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes or sprays.

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COVID-19 State and Federal Business Resources

Here's a list of resources, as of March 26 -- SBA, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Finance Authority of Maine, and others.

Resources for Maine Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 

Businesses and consumers are strongly encouraged to contact your lending institution first. Many lenders are restructuring loans, delaying payments, etc. to help during this time. 

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New EPA Hazardous Site Assessment Project

The LCRPC has been awarded $200,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to assist in the inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement activities for hazardous waste sites in the County.

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Maine Creates New Economic Strategy

When you work on your town's Comp Plan or your Economic Development Committee sets goals for the year, what's the State's strategy for tackling important issues and setting meaningful goals.

This past summer and fall saw statewide and regional meetings of hundreds of Maine citizens, state agency and non-profit staff, and many others. The outvcome, which you may have heard about is the the first formal ten-year strategic economic development plan for the State of Maine. 

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Coronovirus Response

On March 17, the Lincoln County Commissioners announced that in response to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and confirmed cases within Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Commissioners have taken steps to protect employees and constituents. Effective March 17, 2020, the Lincoln County Courthouse Offices will remain operational, but in-person access will be restricted. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

The offices affected are the Probate Court and Registry Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Registry of Deeds and the Administrative Offices. Employees will continue to process mail and online filings and answer phones. A drop box is available to visitors at the front entrance for any in-person deliveries.

Read below for the full information,

Lincoln County Emergency Management has updated information about LCEMA's planning and response to the Coronavirus. 

There are 2 key links, to Maine CDC and the federal CDC. wo handy links to the Maine CDC and the federal CDC.

 

 

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