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MaineDOT Seeking Feedback – Mileage-Based User Fee

Monday, July 22, 2024

MaineDOT, in collaboration with the Eastern Transportation Coalition, has developed a Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) simulator that allows a person to learn how a mileage-based user fee works, and more specifically, the fiscal impacts on the user.  Maine’s network of roads and bridges is a critical social and economic lifeline for the people of our state.  While ensuring that roads and bridges are adequately maintained is MaineDOT’s top priority, the State’s...

EPA Healthy Communities Grant Program 2024

Monday, July 22, 2024

EPA New England is pleased to announce that the Healthy Communities Grant Program is now accepting applications for projects that will benefit one or more New England communities. EPA plans to award approximately 15 cooperative agreements for amounts up to $40,000. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 1, 11:59 p.m.  Project Eligibility  The Healthy Communities Grant Program will identify and fund projects that:  Target resources to benefit...

77th Annual Maine Property Tax School

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The University of Maine Augusta will host the 2024 Property Tax School at their Augusta campus.  The program will run from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 2024. The Property Tax School provides training for Maine assessing professionals but is open to anyone with an interest in property tax assessment and administration. This program is provided by the Property Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services through its Training and Certification program. Registration Information

The Truth About Elder Abuse

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Philip Marshall will be the keynote speaker at a ME AARP event focused on the dangers of elder abuse. Marshall, with the help of law enforcement, help save Brooke Astor, a New York philanthropist, who summered in Northeast Harbor, from the abuse suffered at the hands of her only son. Municipal leaders are encouraged to attend the June 20 event.  For more information, please click here.   Flyer - June 20 Dark Secrets event 11 x 17 Poster - June 20 Dark Secrets event  

Maine CDC Local Health Officers Webinar June 25

Friday, May 31, 2024

Topic:  Subsurface Wastewater Disposal and Septic Tank Failure Date: Tuesday June 25 Time:  11:30am – 12:00 noon A member of Maine CDC’s Subsurface Wastewater Team will join us for a half-hour session to overview what the Subsurface Wastewater Team does, what your town Local Plumbing Inspector does and when to refer, approaches to septic tank failure and the potential public health consequences.   He’ll also review a recent update to current...

State Assistance Programs Now Open – Deadlines Imminent

Thursday, May 30, 2024

State disaster assistance is available for communities and businesses impacted by the winter storm events that pummeled the state earlier this year.  There are three different grant programs available, including: Working Waterfront Resilience Grant.  Funding is available to repair and rebuild working waterfronts, including wharves and piers that provide a “significant and compelling community benefit to Maine’s commercial fishing and aquaculture...

Maine Farmland Trust – Municipal Guide

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Over the last month, the Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) has conducted weekly webinars aimed at disseminating the contents of the new municipal guide targeted at cultivating Maine’s agricultural future. More information about the webinar series, as well as recordings from the four previous sessions are available here on MFT’s website. 

Serve on MMA’s Executive Committee - Applications Due April 25

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The deadline to serve on MMA’s Executive Committee has been extended to Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m.  Although letters of recommendation are part of the process, understanding that time is a commodity in short supply, interested municipal officials need only submit the application by Thursday (4/25) and all other supporting documents at a later date.  As a reminder, eligible candidates include town or city managers, chief administrative officials, and elected municipal...

Maine Revenue Services – Tax Portal

Friday, March 29, 2024

Maine Revenue Services is seeking assistance in getting the word out on the Maine Tax Portal, which allows taxpayers to file and pay taxes on-line, as well as to check on refunds.  Municipal officials are encouraged to share the attached flyers with community members.  MRS Bulletin Board Flyer MRS Flyer for Community Tax Organizations  

Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers (MALEM) – Scholarship

Thursday, March 28, 2024

MALEM is offering two $500 higher education scholarships to students enrolled in an emergency management related degree program. Students can either be a Maine resident attending an in-state or out-of-state degree program OR an out-of-state student attending a Maine-based degree program.  The application deadline is April 1, 2024.  For more information on this opportunity, please click here.