MAINE DOT HOLDS PUBLIC FORUM IN BATH AND ROCKLAND ON GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES
MDOT's Transit Planning Division has been developing a statewide public transit plan. HERE is a copy of the draft plan.
As part of their analyses, several communities in the state appear to have unmet transit needs. Hearings are scheduled for Bath (Tuesday, May 12, 2 - 4 pm, Patten Free Library), and Rockland (Tuesday, June 16, 2 - 4 pm, DHHS District Operations).
Lincoln County towns, non-profits and other transit-related groups are encouraged to attend one of these meetings and provide input and comments about your transit needs and existing services.
Please take a look at the 2025 Transit Plan and send comments to this web address:
LINCOLN COUNTY BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
The LCRPC is preparing an inventory of potential Brownfields sites in Lincoln County by reviewing state and local databases, talking with local officials and property owners, and conducting a windshield survey of the County for the purposes of distributing grant money to towns in the county.
The Environmental Protection Agency defines a brownfield property as: "a real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”
To learn more about what a brownfields site is, eligible types of projects, or how to nominate a site, click here.
COASTAL GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL PROJECTS
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program announced that it is seeking applications for a new round of coastal grants for FY 2016. The grants are for municipal and regional projects in Maine’s Coastal Zone. The two types of available grants covered by this announcement are Coastal Communities Grants and Shore and Harbor Planning Grants.
The Coastal Communities grants have a maximum award of $50,000, while the Shore and Harbor grant have a maximum award of $30,000. Those eligible to apply include towns in Maine’s coastal zone, groups of towns in Maine’s coastal zone; coastal Regional Planning Commissions; and coastal Councils of Government.
For more information, click here.
FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FOR LINCOLN COUNTY
The Maine Floodplain Management Program and FEMA will jointly host public open house meetings in Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties. New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) will go effective in July 2015 for all three counties. If you think you may be in a flood zone or are unclear how you may be affected, you may choose to attend the open house that is most convenient for you at any time between the hours of 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. No formal presentations will be made and no appointment is necessary.
The Lincoln County meeting will held Monday, May 11 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Waldoboro Town Office located at 1600 Atlantic Highway in Waldoboro.
For complete information please click here.
2015 FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS (FIRMs) NOW UP FOR LINCOLN COUNTY!
A FIRM is a map created by the National Flood Insurance Program for floodplain management and insurance purposes. The digital FIRMS are in Google Earth format and are located here on our website. Each town download includes the Special Flood Hazard layer and the parcel layer which includes the Map Lot Number for identification purposes.
The FIRMs here specifically show the Special Flood Hazard Layer as well as base flood elevations, flood zone category, and boundaries. As a property owner/renter, you can use this map to get a reliable indication of what flood zone you're in. For more information on what the Special Flood Hazard Layer, base flood elevations and flood zones mean you can go to FEMA's website here.
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