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Community Center Feasibility Study Committee

Minutes - April 15, 2019


Griff Fenton (Vice Chair) called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Committee Members Griff Fenton (Vice Chair), Larissa Thomas, Ginger Madore, Brett Jones, Bob Pulver, Iris Simon
General Audience:  Georgiana Pulver


Approval of April 15 Minutes: So moved by Larissa and seconded by Ginger.  Unanimous approval. 

Review of Needs Assessment format: Larissa suggested adding the following: 

Please hit REPLY to this message, enter your responses in the boxes below, and then hit SEND to return your answers to Town Administrator, Stu Marckoon ( by May 30, 2019.

Brett made the motion to approve the edit, Bob seconded.  Unanimous approval.


Review e-mail list assembled by Stu and comm. members:
Larissa suggested that we remove Red Cross because other organizations do the “booking” for blood drives etc.   It was also decided to add the Ellsworth Public Library.  The committee did discuss that the list should remain as local as possible.   Motion to approve made by Brett, second by Ginger. Unanimous approval.


Determine date for the release of the Needs Assessment: Suggested early May if possible. Return by May 30th.  Stu to send out a reminder the 1st week of June to those that did not respond. 
The committee thanked Stu for sending out the document and also for assembling the returns.  

Community Center in Maine update:  Ginger had fine-tuned the list to include towns that were very similar to Lamoine in population.  The information was very helpful in seeing what these towns offered as Community Centers.  

Other: The committee discussed the “public” mailing.   Aim for mailing in July or August. Larissa said she could do an early draft and the committee could refine after we received results of the needs assessment.   Businesses in Lamoine would need to be included in the public mailing.  It is important that we receive a very high percentage of returns so individual contacts may be needed if the response to the email is low.  
There was also discussion regarding sources for funding.  

Next Meeting:   Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Motion to adjourn by Brett, seconded by Ginger.  Unanimous approval. 
Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.