Flood Resilience Checklist & Hazard Mitigation in Lincoln County

On May 15, 2019, the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission (LCRPRC) hosted two presentations. One on the Maine Flood Resilience Checklist by Abbie Sherwin of the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC) and another on hazard mitigation in Lincoln County by Casey Stevens at the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (LCEMA) and Anne Fuchs of the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). 

The Maine Flood Resilience Checklist is a self-assessment tool for Maine’s coastal communities to evaluate vulnerability to flood hazards and increase resilience. LCEMA and MEMA presented an overview of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. 

Both presentations were chocked full of information that all Lincoln County communites would find useful. Below are links to two PDFs from the presentations.



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Opening for County Planner

Lincoln County is seeking qualified candidates for the position of County Planner in the Regional Planning department. This full-time (40 hours per week) position provides community planning and economic development guidance, GIS applications, comprehensive planning analysis and environmental planning strategy to the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission.

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Community Flood Resilience Checklist

Please join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00PM for a presentation of the Maine Flood Resilience Checklist by Abbie Sherwin of the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission (SMPDC) followed by a presentation on Hazard Mitigation in Lincoln County by the Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The workshop will take place at the LCRPC office, 297 Bath Road, Wiscasset.

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Renewable Energy Site Assessment Funds Available To Lincoln County Small Business & Farmers

This Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) project will provide small businesses and farmers in the County with the services of a renewable energy professional who will evaluate the potential for renewable energy systems to lower electrical costs, reduce or eliminate use of fossil fuels and/or increase the efficiency of your business operations.

This will include a site visit and analysis of your energy use and costs, and a report with potential renewable energy installation or construction options, preliminary cost estimates, and recommendations about suppliers/vendors and available grants and loans.

To apply for a renewable energy site assessment of your business or farm in Lincoln County, please fill in this FORM

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Express Your Opinion on Maine’s Outdoor Recreation Priorities

The public is encouraged to participate in an online survey designed to inform recreation planning and funding priorities across Maine.

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CDBG 2019 Grant Calendar

Many towns and businesses have been able to accomplish public and business goals through the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. LCRPC works with towns, businesses and non-profits to figure out if CDBG is a good fit and assist along the way to prepare a competitive application.

Whether the community project is improving water or sewer, or business funds to match investment that allows a company to grow, all CDBG-funded activities must meet one of three National Objectives of the program.  

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New EPA Hazardous Site Assessment Project

The LCRPC has been awarded $200,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to assist in the inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement activities for hazardous waste sites in the County.

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LC Begins ConnectME Planning Project

ConnectME awarded Lincoln County a two-phase Community Planning Grant to focus on the North/West region of Lincoln County, including the towns of Somerville, Jefferson, Whitefield, Dresden, Wiscasset, Westport Island, and Edgecomb. Following an RFP process, we've contracted with Axiom Technologies to assist us. 

HERE are the summary reports from the resident and business surveys.


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Lincoln County Health Profile

Over 60 residents of Lincoln County met Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, at Lincoln Academy to review Lincoln County's 2018 Health Profile and discuss the County's top health needs and what resources are available or are needed to meet these needs. 


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TechHire Training for IT Sector

TechHire Maine: Connecting Maine’s Workforce to Careers in IT and Computing

TechHire is a multi-year job training initiative to build Maine’s information technology (IT) workforce. Funded through June 2020, the initiative aims to recruit, assess, train, and place individuals in well-paying, middle- and high-skilled occupations in IT and computing. TechHire staff work with both young adults (ages 17-29) seeking training and careers, and with businesses with IT needs.


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Upcoming Deadlines

02.08CDBG 2019 Letters of Intent


05.15Community Flood Resilience Checklist
05.16Regional Workforce Meeting
05.21LCRPC Exec Comm Mtg
05.23Traffic Incident Management Committee
05.307-Town ConnectME Broadband Project

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