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Long Range Planning Committee

Minutes March 15, 2005

Chairman B. Jones called the meeting to order at 7:04pm

Members Present: D. Ford, M. Garrett, B. Hanson, B. Jones, L. Landon, D. McCurdy, R. McDevitt, K. Rybarz, F. Stocking, C. Tadema-Wielandt, J. Wuorinen

Minutes: the minutes of February 15, 2005 were distributed and read. J. Wuoninen noted his name was twice misspelled. The spelling will be corrected. Beyond that the Committee took no action.

AGENDA

1. Town Memorial. R. McDevitt reiterated his desire the Town create a memorial to residents who served the country in wartime. He offered to contact a person in Franklin who was party to the creation of a memorial the re. We hope to entertain this person at a future meeting to learn how a Town goes about such a task. After this meeting (to which the public will be invited), the Committee will determine what recommendations might be made to the Selectmen

2. A regular monthly meeting date. The Committee determined to meet on the third Tuesday of each month unless having to schedule o the rwise. The Secretary was instructed to inquire about the availability of the Town Hall on this monthly date for our meetings. Our membership has apparently “shrunk” to a point we can be accommodated at the Town Hall where the atmosphere is more conducive to the work we do.

3. Comprehensive Planning Grant. The Committee considered information about the State's “Community Planning and Investment Program, Spring Grant FY05”.The Committee believes Lamoine has previously received a Comprehensive Planning Grant and an Implementation Grant and is subsequently ineligible for grants in the se categories. Fur the r, the Committee is not far enough along in its work to recommend or not recommend updating the Town's Comprehensive Plan rendering the Comprehensive Plan Update Grant moot.

4. A Survey/Questionnaire. Tentative survey items were presented for discussion. The Committee evaluated each submitted item. After fiddling, diddling, modifying, changing, altering, adding, deleting, editing and discussing each item, the Committee instructed the Secretary to prepare “Draft #2” for consideration at the next meeting – April 19 th .

The meeting adjourned at 8:25pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary

 

NEXT MEETING: April 19 th , 2005 , 7:00pm . Hopeful location – Town Hall.