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MINUTES OF THE LAMOINE LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE

December 20, 2005

Draft Copy – Subject to Change

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

Members Present: D. Ford, M. Garrett, B. Hanson, B. Jones, D. Macurdy, R. McDevitt, K. Rybarz, F. Stocking, J. Wuorinen, J. Young.

Minutes: Minutes of the December 5, 2005 meeting were accepted as presented.

OLD BUSINESS

1. Random thoughts  

2. The Questionnaire.

The Committee determined the final report should consist of the questionnaire's raw data (how many responded to what options) and some anecdotal statements of issues the Committee deems to be of community interest based on questionnaire responses.

Time and available expertise will determine if the Committee's report includes proposed solutions to some or all of the se issues

In discussion, the Committee selected the se listed issues (subject to change) to include in the final report. In addition, the Committee member name(s) appearing with each listing is/are responsible for developing a preliminary statement about the se issues for consideration at the next meeting – January 17, 2006

  1. Speeding specifically and public safety generally. J. Young/D. Macurdy
  2. Drugs and alcohol. J. Young
  3. Regionalization of law enforcement. J. Young
  4. Bike lanes. J. Young
  5. School issues. B. Hanson
  6. Recreation activities vis a vis development. B. Hanson
  7. Economic Development – establish a committee? B. Jones
  8. Protection of open space. F. Stocking
  9. Quality of drinking water. F. Stocking
  10. Affordable housing. F. Stocking
  11. Elected Town Boards. F. Stocking
  12. Transportation for seniors. K. Rybarz

F. Stocking also volunteered to undertake two additional tasks.

  1. He will address four issues included in the questionnaire for which responders showed minimal interest. The issues are: Regionalization of Fire Protection, Council/Manager form of government, Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash disposal and Park and Ride arrangements.
  2. F. Stocking will attempt to make some demographic comparisons with an earlier survey. B. Jones expressed interest in this topic.

NEW (OLD) BUSINESS

R. McDevitt asked about the status of the Town Memorial – an issue previously put to the Board of Selectmen. While some have considered the Grange as a possible location; o the rs lament the lack of parking and the fact that the survival of an active Grange in Lamoine is presently an unanswered question.

Further consideration of a Town Memorial should confront this question: “Which comes first – a Chairman willing to lead the initiative or a selection of a site?” Clearly, before progress can be made, an energetic and willing Chairman must be designated.

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm .

Respectfully submitted,

Michael F. Garrett, Secretary

NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 – 7:00 pm. Town Hall.