11/19/2014 - Constitution Speakers
The Liberty Day Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1996, encourages Maine municipal officials to visit 5th grade classrooms in their communities to review and discuss the U.S. Constitution. The organization also strives to get pocket-sized copies of the Constitution into Maine students’ hands.
11/10/2014 - Revenue Sharing: By the Numbers
Municipal officials are asking for up-to-date, statewide numbers on Revenue Sharing “raids” by the state over the years and actual distributions. A state law enacted in 1972 says that 5 percent of all state income and sales tax revenue should be distributed each year to towns and cities.
11/07/2014 - New Urbanism Event Held in Lewiston
Approximately 250 planners, architects, builders and municipal officials gathered in the City of Lewiston on Thursday (Nov. 6) for an event aimed at making Maine communities – especially cities—more livable and walkable. The event, “Build Maine: A Tactical Approach to Growing Maine Towns and Cities,” was co-sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association.
10/24/2014 - Wayne’s Peter Ault wins Ethel Kelley Award
Long-time Wayne resident Peter Ault – who has served his community in various positions for more than 49 years – received the Ethel Kelley Memorial Award at Maine Municipal Association’s 78th Annual Convention earlier this month. The Ethel Kelley Award recognizes distinguished community service and is considered MMA’s most prestigious annual award.
10/22/2014 - Soil Erosion Control Field Day: Overwintering
Water and Wastewater Operators, Superintendents, Public Works Employees, CEOs, LPI’s, Engineers and Contractors - join the Maine Rural Water Association November 12 in Richmond.
A range of topics will be covered including stabilizing soils for winter, erosion and sedimentation control during construction season and how to prepare for the spring.
The informative training will include a mix of classroom instruction as well as hands-on demonstrations at five concurrent field stations.
10/17/2014 - Stream-Smart Road Crossings
Many organizations in Maine are co-sponsoring training workshops on stream-smart road crossings (Phase II) in October and November. Specifically, the field training workshops will be offered Oct. 23 in Whitefield, Oct. 30 in Saco and Nov. 20 in Bangor. The idea is to build road crossings designed to serve ecological practices well.
10/14/2014 - 2nd Annual Western Maine Safety Rodeo - Oct. 31, Norway
Join the Maine Rural Water Association for their second annual Western Maine Safety Rodeo October 31 in Norway. The event offers networking and hands on safety training for water & wastewater systems, public works employees & others.
10/08/2014 - GrowSmart Maine Summit 2014
The organization GrowSmart Maine will hold its annual Summit on Oct. 21 at the Augusta Civic Center. Among the many scheduled speakers who will have municipal appeal is Tamar Kotelchuck, Director, Working Cities Initiatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, who will explain an effort in Massachusetts to support leaders who reach across sectors to ensure that smaller cities are places of opportunity and prosperity for residents.
10/07/2014 - MMA Convention Presentations
It’s the next best thing to being there. Many of the speakers at last week’s Maine Municipal Association Convention (Oct. 1-2, Augusta Civic Center) have offered up their presentations to serve as resources for municipal officials. They’ve now been posted to our website.
09/25/2014 - Candidates Forum: Waterboro
All 20 of the announced candidates running for the state House of Representatives in the part of York County served by the “12-Town Group” have been invited to participate in a candidates’ forum at the Waterboro Fire Station on Monday, Oct. 13. Municipal, school and county officials from York County, as well as the public, are invited to attend.