Wednesday, July 12, 2023
In conjunction with Pine Tree Legal Services and Legal Services for the Elderly, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a Local Health Officer “Meet Your Resources – Landlord/Tenant Issues” webinar on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.. For more information and to register for the webinar, please click here.
Friday, July 7, 2023
Each year, member municipalities have an opportunity to vote on the election of the proposed Maine Municipal Association Vice President and municipal officials to serve on the MMA Executive Committee. A five-member Nominating Committee was appointed to review nominations submitted by municipal officials and conduct interviews with those municipal officials interested in serving as the MMA Vice President and Executive Committee. The MMA Nominating Committee completed its task in May and put...
Friday, June 30, 2023
At long last, the Department of Economic and Community Development has released the information municipal officials need to secure funding for the LD 2003 housing mandate enacted by the Legislature in 2022 as PL 2021, c. 672. The announcement below provides information on how municipalities and regional entities can access promised revenues, as well as updates on the 2023 work of the Legislature’s Housing Committee. For more information click here.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Maine PowerOptions will conduct an “Updated Incentives for Electrifying HVAC Systems” lunch and learn session on Wednesday July 12 at noon.
Rick Meinking from Efficiency Maine will update attendees on Efficiency Maine’s new incentives for businesses and municipalities. For more information and to register, please click here.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
The Ogunquit Fire Department is collecting personal protective gear to help equip firefighters in Ukraine June 1-July 1, 2023.
Click here for more information.
Friday, June 2, 2023
The Maine Municipal Association is currently accepting nominations for its Ethel N. Kelley Memorial Award. Does your municipality have a municipal volunteer or employee who has demonstrated the capability and willingness to “Hold the Community Together”, has selfless concern for people, has longevity of conscientious service, and is dedicated to the cause of good local government? MMA is interested in having the opportunity to share in your municipality’s...
Friday, May 26, 2023
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota, which is likely to have a major impact on municipal sales of tax-acquired real estate. Read more on the case from MMA Legal Services here.
Friday, May 26, 2023
You are cordially invited to attend The Missing Link: A Statewide Interconnection Conference on June 22nd at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. A Climate to Thrive has developed this conference in order to meet the largest challenge facing renewable energy deployment and will define Maine’s ability to reach our climate goals.
Towns, cities, and their taxpayers from across Maine have benefitted from municipally-owned solar projects that offer local clean energy generation,...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
New Tax Portal. Maine Revenue Services is replacing the EZ Pay, I-File and MEETRS system with the Maine Tax Portal.
For more information about the portal, please click here.
Monday, May 22, 2023
The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) has issued a Final Rule implementing legislation enacted last year aimed at removing regulatory barriers to affordable housing production in Maine. The “Affordable Housing Law” requires additional density allowances for affordable housing developments and requires that municipalities allow multiple dwelling units and accessory dwelling units in specified areas (see 30-A M.R.S. §§ 4364 –...