Municipal Bulletin Board
(from the March 2009 Maine Townsman)

MCAPWA SPRING MEETING

The Maine Chapter of the American Public Works Association (MCAPWA) will hold its Annual Spring Meeting on April 2 at the Waterville Elks Center.

This year’s meeting will focus on engine transmission technologies and Maine DOT transportation funding.

For more information, contact MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

MWWCA SPRING CONFERENCE

The Spring Conference of the Maine WasteWater Control Association is scheduled for April 3 at Verrillo’s Convention Center in Portland.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration information can be obtained from MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

The Maine Municipal Tax Collectors & Treasurers Association (MMTCTA) will be offering its Governmental Accounting I and II courses in April.

Governmental Accounting I, a two-day program, will be held on April 15-16 at the Verrillo’s Convention Center in Portland. Governmental Accounting II is scheduled for April 28 at Verillo’s. Both courses will be taught by Heather Hunter, Deputy Finance Director, City of Lewiston.

For more information on either workshop, contact MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

GA BASICS

A workshop for those responsible for administering the town’s general assistance program will be held April 16 at the Rockport Town Hall. The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Among other things, the workshop will cover Maine statutes relating to general assistance, the MMA GA Model Ordinance, and the DHHS policy and review process.

For more information, contact MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

NEW CLERKS WORKSHOP

Maine Town & City Clerks Association will conduct its New Clerks Workshop on April 16 at the Waterville Elks Center.

This workshop covers some basic responsibilities for municipal clerks and is designed for the newly-elected or newly-appointed clerks.

The workshop will also be held on August 17.

For more information, contact MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

FIRST RESPONDERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 6th Annual Blaine House Conference for First Responders will be held April 16-17 at the Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway in Bangor.

This two-day conference includes exhibitors and will have sessions on incident scene safety, dispatching systems, Maine’s L.A.S.T. program, workplace safety, and Maine Fire Training & Education.

For more information, contact MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

ANIMAL CONTROL TRAINING

The 2009 Annual Business Meeting & Training Day of the Maine Animal Control Association will be held April 17-18 at Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway in Bangor.

The annual training day will provide animal control officers with knowledge and skills to help them avoid biting incidents when dealing with dogs. The training will also look at bite behavior and injuries to help in the investigation of bite cases.

For more information, contact MMA’s Affiliate Services office, 1-800-452-8786.

PROJECT CANOPY

Project Canopy Assistance Grants are available to state, county, and municipal governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations for developing and implementing community forestry projects and programs. Project Canopy, a cooperative partnership of the Department of Conservation’s Maine Forest Service and the Pine Tree State Arboretum, anticipates that $100,000 will be available in 2009 to support community forestry projects. Grants are due by 5 p.m., April 10. If you have questions about Project Canopy, contact Jan Ames Santerre at 207-287-4987 or email jan.santerre@maine.gov.