Municipal Bulletin Board
(from the March 2005 Maine Townsman)

VITAL STATISTICS

The annual Vital Statistics workshop of the Maine Town & City Clerks Association (MTCCA) will be held at four locations during the month of April.

This is a one-day workshop providing municipal clerks with an overview of the law, rules and regulations concerning the vital records program in Maine. It is one of four mandatory courses needed for MTCCA certification.

The workshop will be held on April 5 at the MMA building in Augusta, on April 7 at Keeley’s in Portland, on April 12 at the Presque Isle City Hall, and on April 14 at the Four Points Sheraton at the Airport in Bangor.

Registration is $45 for MTCCA members and $55 for non-members.

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

LABOR LAW

Maine Municipal Association is sponsoring a Labor and Employment Law Seminar on April 5 at the Augusta Civic Center.

This seminar runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The seminar is for public sector managers, supervisors and other officials. Experienced private sector attorneys from across the state will discuss a number of current issues in labor and employment law.

Registration is $60. For more information, contact MMA’s Training & Affiliate office, 1-800-452-8786.

PUBLIC WORKS SPRING MEETING

The Annual Spring Meeting of the Maine Chapter of the American Public Works Association is scheduled on April 7 at the Waterville Elks Lodge.

This year’s meeting will feature sessions on the Maine Motor Transport’s Highway Watch Program, specifying the right highway equipment, and erosion control.

The workshop runs from 8:00 a.m. til 12 noon.

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

BASIC EXCISE

The Maine Municipal Tax Collectors & Treasurers Association will hold in Basic Excise Tax Workshop on April 13 at the MMA building in Augusta.

Gilberte Mayo of Lincoln is the instructor for the workshop. This is a MMTCTA required course for certification.

Registration is $35 for MMTCTA members and $45 for non-members.

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

HOME TOWN COMPETITIVENESS

A presentation and discussion on "Home Town Competitiveness" will be held May 3 at Thomas College in Waterville.

Don Macke, co-director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, will be a featured presenter.

This program provides an opportunity for Maine community leaders and development practitioners to explore a different approach to development in rural communities.

For more information, contact Mary Nieman at 1-802-524-6141.

NEW MANAGERS WORKSHOP

A workshop for new municipal managers and administrative assistants will be held on April 22 at the MMA building in Augusta.

Legal issues such as the Right-to-Know law, conflict of interest, and municipal liability will be covered by MMA attorneys. Additional sessions will provide a discussion of municipal personnel practices, an LD 1 update, and information on MMA’s risk management programs and the Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust programs.

Registration is $45. For more information, contact MMA’s Training & Affiliate office, 1-800-452-8786.

TICKS AND MOSQUITOES

Spring and summer are just around the corner and MMA and the Maine Department of Health & Human Services are presenting a seminar on Ticks, Mosquitoes and Community Health for Municipal Officials. This seminar will be held on April 28 at the MMA building in Augusta.

The seminar will include discussions of the public health threats of the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease.

The workshop will run from 8:45 a.m. until 12 noon. Registration is $30. For more information, contact MMA's Training & Affiliate office, 1-800-452-8786.