Poverty and Resilience on the Boothbay Peninsula

Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission holds its 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 5 pm featuring Katie Spencer-White, Executive Director of the Boothbay Region Community Resource Council as the guest speaker.

Boothbay Region Community Resource Council is a collaborative community approach to developing sustainable solutions to poverty, hunger and abuse. This has evolved over many years into an umbrella and direct service organization, and Ms. Spencer-White became the first Executive Director of BRCRC a little over a year ago. Her talk, “Unbroken: Poverty and Resilience on the Boothbay Peninsula," will address the conditions of poverty in our communities, current challenges and collaborative solutions, and future opportunities.

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Grow Your Business

Join area businesses next Wednesday, April 17, for a free Maine PTAC workshop on how to build your business and decrease risk through subcontracting opportunities. Maine’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center works with companies interested in selling their products or services to local, state or federal government agencies, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. The “Subcontracting Strategies For Small Businesses” workshop will be presented from 9 to 11 am at the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road in Wiscasset.

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Renewable Energy Site Assessment Funds Available To Lincoln County Small Business & Farmers

This Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) project will provide small businesses and farmers in the County with the services of a renewable energy professional who will evaluate the potential for renewable energy systems to lower electrical costs, reduce or eliminate use of fossil fuels and/or increase the efficiency of your business operations.

This will include a site visit and analysis of your energy use and costs, and a report with potential renewable energy installation or construction options, preliminary cost estimates, and recommendations about suppliers/vendors and available grants and loans.

To apply for a renewable energy site assessment of your business or farm in Lincoln County, please fill in this FORM

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Midcoast Solar Energy Forum in Waldoboro

Waldoboro's Renewable Energy Subcommittee will be hosting an informational meeting on the potential for solar energy to become a large scale, renewable energy resource for the State of Maine. The Forum will be held in the Medomak Valley High School Auditorium at 320 Manktown Rd, in Waldoboro, on Tuesday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m.

The Forum will consist of four brief presentations, followed by a public question and answer period. Among the topics to be discussed will be the future of distributed power generation in Maine; the future of market-based net metering; the development and evolution of a smart grid in Maine and nationally; medium and large scale community- and investor-owned grid scale solar power generation; and micro-grids and the use of storage for increasing the reliability and resiliency of the Maine electrical grid. 

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Express Your Opinion on Maine’s Outdoor Recreation Priorities

The public is encouraged to participate in an online survey designed to inform recreation planning and funding priorities across Maine.

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CDBG 2019 Grant Calendar

Many towns and businesses have been able to accomplish public and business goals through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. LCRPC works with towns, businesses and non-profits to figure out if CDBG is a good fit and assist along the way to prepare a competitive application.

Whether the community project is improving water or sewer, or business funds to match investment that allows a company to grow, all CDBG-funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program.  

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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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Welcoming New County Planner

We're excited to announce the hiring of Megan McLaughlin of Woolwich to serve as County Planner. Megan has worked for three years  in the Planning Department of Old Orchard Beach. 

She started work a few weeks ago, and she's getting up-to-speed on current land use and transportation projects, traveling around the County, and talking with Selectboards and Planning Boards about upcoming priorities. 

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LC Begins ConnectME Planning Project

ConnectME awarded Lincoln County a two-phase Community Planning Grant to focus on the North/West region of Lincoln County, including the towns of Somerville, Jefferson, Whitefield, Dresden, Wiscasset, Westport Island, and Edgecomb. Following an RFP process, we've contracted with Axiom Technologies to assist us. 

HERE are the summary reports from the resident and business surveys.

 

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Lincoln County Health Profile

Over 60 residents of Lincoln County met Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, at Lincoln Academy to review Lincoln County's 2018 Health Profile and discuss the County's top health needs and what resources are available or are needed to meet these needs. 

 

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Business Directory

Upcoming Deadlines

02.08CDBG 2019 Letters of Intent
04.01Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants
04.12Community Forestry Grants

Events

04.16Midcoast Solar Energy Forum
04.17Grow Your Business/Govt Subcontracting
04.237-Town ConnectME Broadband Project
04.25Annual Meeting
05.21LCRPC Exec Comm Mtg

Current Projects