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Apply Now: New Water Workforce Grant Funding Available

Monday, October 30, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $20 million in grant funding through the Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant Program to address the need for building a pipeline of skilled, diverse water and wastewater utilities workers. Cities, via their public works departments, are eligible recipients of these grants and are encouraged to apply by the November 17th deadline! 

MMA Critical Incident Response Services Available for Member Communities

Thursday, October 26, 2023

On behalf of staff and our Executive Committee, the Association expresses its deepest concerns for the City of Lewiston and all surrounding communities who continue to respond to last evening’s horrific event.  Situations of this nature call into question the level of safety we have grown to rely on living in Maine. Our hearts are with the victims and their families, as well as the public safety officials who respond to the call to protect Maine’s residents, businesses,...

Rodent Academy: October 24 & 25 in Portland

Friday, October 20, 2023

Rodent Academy is an educational program that uses active learning to teach best practices for preventing, managing, and monitoring rodent infestations. This program is intended for professionals, including pest management professionals, sanitarians, inspectors, facilities managers, health officials, educators, and others. Pesticide recertification credits will be offered. This year Rodent Academy is being offered as a 1-day webinar (virtual) or a 2-day, in-person program. 1-Day...

Stream Smart for Municipalities: November 8th in Milo

Friday, October 20, 2023

Piscataquis Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Audubon will be hosting a workshop for municipalities to learn about “Stream Smart” principles and funding opportunities for road/stream crossing projects.  These crossings can help protect roads and public safety against flooding, and support fish and wildlife habitat.  This workshop will provide information on basic “Stream Smart” principles and how to implement them, applicable regulations for...

MMA Municipal Fiscal Survey Deadline Extended To November 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The deadline for submissions has been extended to November 17, 2023. The results of this survey provide vital information which helps to guide the work of MMA member services for training and advocacy. Participation in MMA’s survey also satisfies your municipality’s obligation to provide fiscal data to the U.S. Census Bureau. Memos were originally sent out in August and can be found here. Questions or responses can be sent to Amanda Campbell, acampbell@memun.org, or...

Update on New Sales Procedure of Tax-Acquired Property

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Update 8/31 –The state statute modifying the new sales procedures for tax-acquired property (30-A M.R.S. § 943-C) requires municipalities to use forms notices and instructions provided by Maine Revenue Services.  Those forms are now available on the Maine Revenue Services Website.  MMA Legal Services has updated its guidance on the new sales procedures to reflect this new information. Click here for details

Housing Outreach Meetings

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Housing Opportunity Program is hosting four in-person office hour sessions in September in Belfast, Bangor, Houlton, and Caribou. According to officials at the Department of Economic & Community Development, these sessions will provide an informal way for community members, municipal officials, and planning board members to discuss issues related to the Maine’s affordable housing policies, including LD 2003.  For more information, email...

Cannabis Rulemaking - Public Comments

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) is seeking public comments on proposed rules impacting the delivery, return, marketing and advertising of adult use cannabis, as well as the requirements for specified event permits.  A copy of the proposed rules can be found here.  OCP is accepting public comments through September 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. and will host an in-person public hearing on September 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. as another opportunity to solicit public comments and address...


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