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MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association 1/23/18

Location: Maine Municipal Association - 60 Community Drive, Augusta ME 04330 Time: 4:00 pm-4:30 pm – Registration / 4:30 pm-8...
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CANCELLED - MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - Live Video Conference - 1/23/18

Location: Northern Maine Development Commission - 11 West Presque Isle Road, Caribou ME 04473 Time: 4:00 pm-4:30 pm – Registr...
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MMA Special Session: Municipal Summer Internships sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Maine Municipal Association 1/25/18

Location: Maine Municipal Association - 60 Community Drive, Augusta ME 04330 Time: Registration: 9:00 AM | Workshop: 9:30-11:30...
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MMA's Elected Officials Workshop sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - 2/13/18

Location: Maine Municipal Association, 60 Community Drive, Augusta Time: Registration – 4:00-4:30 pm / Program – 4:30-8:30 pm ...
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MMA's Moderating Town Meetings sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - 2/22/18

Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Center - Ritz Room - 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston ME 04240 Time: Registration: 5:30 p.m. ...
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MMA's Basic Municipal Budgeting sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - 3/7/18

Location: Ramada Inn and Conference Center - Ritz Room - 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston ME 04240 Time: Registration: 8:30 a.m. ...
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Recent Announcements

01/11/2018 - Falmouth’s Guide to Streetlight Conversion

The Town of Falmouth has created a comprehensive, step by step online guide for municipalities interested in converting traditional street lighting to a more energy-efficient and cost-effective system. The guide includes legal and legislative background material, such as a sample Request for Qualifications document, which has been used by Falmouth and other communities in selecting vendors to help in this regard.

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01/08/2018 - Real Estate Forecast

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association encourages municipal leaders from across the state to attend its upcoming Annual Forecast Conference, which will be held on Jan. 18 at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

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12/26/2017 - Spirit of America Awards

Your municipal governing body is invited to pick a local person, project or group to receive the 2018 Spirit of America Foundation Tribute for outstanding community service and to honor the recipient at your annual town meeting or during National Volunteer Month next April. There is no fee involved. More than 150 Maine municipalities chose a Spirit of America award winner in 2017. 

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12/21/2017 - Marijuana Legalization Implementation Meeting

The legislative committee trying to regulate the legal use of non-medical marijuana will hold a public hearing on Jan. 9, starting at 1 p.m., in Room 216 of the Cross State Office Building in Augusta. New legislation is available for review. A key change: The deadline for implementation has been pushed to Dec. 31, 2018 from Feb. 1, 2018.

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12/19/2017 - Tree Growth Public Meeting, Written Comments

A public meeting will be held on Jan. 3, 2018 in State House Room 126 regarding the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. A series of developments and questions are under way to analyze the Tree Growth Porgram and see if there are ways to improve it. Maine Municipal Association encourages members to attend the meeting or to submit written testimony.

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12/18/2017 - Community Engagement Academy

The University of Maine and University of New Hampshire will once again hold an interactive, three-day “academy” to explore community engagement, particularly as it deals with downtown revitalization. Sessions will begin in April 2018; there will be two in New Hampshire and one in Maine.

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12/13/2017 - Governor’s Outreach on Energy Plan

Gov. Paul LePage’s office is asking all Mainers, including municipal leaders, for input as the state develops its Energy Planning Roadmap to advance the state’s energy, economic development and environmental goals. Starting on Dec.19, public meetings on the plan (recently rescheduled) will be held in Portland, Augusta and Presque Isle.

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12/07/2017 - Attention Clerks: New Deadline

Municipal clerks take note: The Legislature, in a law that took effect Nov. 1, 2017, changed the filing deadline for municipal nomination papers from 45 days to 60 days prior to Election Day. This means nomination papers should be made available earlier than in the past.

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12/06/2017 - LD1 Work Sheets Now Available

Maine Municipal Association is releasing work sheets to help members calculate their LD 1 property-tax levy limits. Completing the work sheets is not mandatory, but does help assure that your town or city complies with Maine law on the rate of property tax increases.

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11/29/2017 - State of Maine Christmas Tree Policy

The state Department of Public Safety has released its policy about the use of Christmas trees in public buildings and public areas. The department notes that some communities have regulations about Christmas trees that are more stringent than the state rules. However, for those that do not, the state policy prevails.

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