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04/27/2017 - Census LUCA Training Sessions

Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will hold three training programs for municipal officials, concerning the upcoming community participation effort regarding Local Updating of Census Addresses. Workshops will be held in South Portland, Augusta and Bangor, starting on May 15. Webinars about the importance of LUCA are also available.

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04/25/2017 - Scheduled Website Maintenance - Saturday, April 29

MMA will perform website maintenance Saturday, April 29 beginning at 8 a.m. Online forms, including the First Report of Injury form, workshop registrations, the MMA Job Bank, member area, user login and other areas of the site will be affected. All website services are expected to be back online by 5 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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04/19/2017 - Maine Association of Planners Award Nominations

MAP seeks nominations for its annual awards in four distinct categories: Professional Planner of the Year; Citizen Planner of the Year; Project of the Year; and, Plan of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 26. Awards will be given on May 12, at MAP’s Annual Meeting in Freeport.

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04/18/2017 - Census Participation Sought

Preparations are under way by the U.S. Census Bureau for the decennial Census that officially begins three years from now. Municipal officials may have received some information about this already. While it may appear that there is a December 2017 deadline, the Census Bureau is hopeful that local officials will formally consider their participation in the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) before July 1, 2017.

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04/13/2017 - Public Comment Period: Scoring Conservation Projects

The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Board seeks public comments on proposed changes to the LMF proposal scoring criteria and the process used for selecting future conservation projects.

Public comments can be submitted in writing to Sarah Demers, LMF Director, at the linked contact information. Written public comments will be taken until May 16. The public will have an opportunity to offer verbal comments to the LMF board on May 16.

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04/10/2017 - Development in Your Backyard

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association will hold a one-day seminar on local development on May 18 in South Portland. The session will focus on the positives of development and elements of “smart growth,” exploring the connection between a community’s comprehensive plan and local zoning.

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04/04/2017 - Forestry Laws and Municipalities

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry will hold a series of workshops, starting on May 17, about how state forestry laws affect towns and cities and how they intersect with local ordinances. Sessions will be held in Old Town, Augusta, Lincoln, Belfast, Ellsworth and East Machias. The workshops are free, but preregistration is required.

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03/31/2017 - Coastal Grants Available

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program seek applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY 2018. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. The Coastal Communities grants have maximum awards of $100,000, while the Shore and Harbor grants have maximum awards of $30,000.

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03/30/2017 - Maine Municipal Association Nomination Process

The process of nominating MMA Executive Committee members and officers is under way. The 12-member committee guides MMA staff in making operational, financial and strategic decisions. The deadline to return a Statement of Interest to serve on this important board is May 1, 2017 at noon.

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03/23/2017 - Impaired Driving Summit

The issue of impaired driving has taken up new significance now that Maine voters legalized the use of recreational marijuana. AAA of Northern New England and the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety will hold an Impaired Driving Summit at Husson College in Bangor on May 19, with some leading experts in this area of law making presentations.

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