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Minutes - January 12, 2022


Members present: Larissa Thomas, chair; Linda Penkalski, Diane Nicholls, Jack Robichaud


Alternate member present: Mike Jordan


Member absent: Kerry Diskin


Alternate member absent: Diana Cassel         


Meeting was convened at the Lamoine Town Hall by Chairwoman Thomas at 7:02 PM.


Topics Discussed:


1. Approval of the December 8, 2021 minutes.


2. Returnables Program: Larissa confirmed that March is the month for the LCC to receive revenue from recyclables. Please start saving your bottles!


3. Browntail Moth Rapid Response Team Update: Larissa removed some browntail moth nests from trees along Coley Cove Rd in Lamoine. She encouraged us all to be on the

    lookout for nests noting that winter was the best time to remove them. Once removed they were placed in soapy water to destroy them.


4.  Community Resiliance Partnership Action Grant:  This is part of Governor Mills’ Climate Action Plan and the grants are available to towns across Maine. The grant application is due late March. There is a set of requirements to be fulfilled in order to apply for a grant.  One is a draft self-assessment that Larissa worked on and shared with us.  There needs to be a community workshop, open to the public, to look at the town’s climate infrastructure needs.  There will be guest speakers who will talk about the needs of the Lamoine School, roads, Town Hall, etc. The Lamoine School gymnasium is available on either Tuesday, February 8th or February 15th.  Larissa will contact the school and firm up the date.  The meeting will start at 7 PM and LCC members will help out at the workshop.  We will have our February meeting after the workshop.


5.  Implementation of the LCC responsibilities in the Lamoine Comprehensive Plan: Kerry has volunteered to look  at the LCC responsibilites and whether we have done them yet and will we be able to do them.   We will present a status report to the Select Board based on our assessment and note items for which outside help would be needed.



6.  Conservation Award: ..... was chosen to receive the Lamoine Conservation Commission award at the Lamoine Town Meeting on March 16, 2022.  Larissa will get the frames, contact Stu to update the plaque.  Linda will read the statement on March 16, 2022.


7.  Larissa will probably be a Select Board member as of March.  There is no legal requirement for her to step down as Chairwoman of the LCC.  We unanimously agreed that Larissa should continue as the LCC Chairwoman.


8.  Chemicals for GET WET! 2022-23: Linda will sent a list of chemicals to Dawn McPhail, Lamoine Consolidated School Principal, as they have the funds to purchase the chemicals.




Motions and Outcomes:


1.  The minutes of the December 8, 2021 meeting were approved as distributed.



The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM.


Minutes taken by _______________________________ and approved on _______________.