Municipal Bulletin Board
(from the April 2010 Maine Townsman)

CODE CONFERENCE

The 2010 Spring Maine Code Conference will be held May 3-4 at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston. It is a full two days, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. on May 3 and adjournment coming at 4 p.m. on May 5.

The conference will cover a wide array of topics, ranging from updates to the 2009 International Residential Code to sprinkler systems to radon. There are several workshops dealing with energy evaluation and efficiencies.

The full-conference cost is $150 per person for members of the Maine Building Officials Association and $199 for non-members. For more information, visit the Maine Municipal Association website at www.memun.org. The deadline for pre-registration has passed but you still have time to register and attend.

VITAL STATISTICS

Patty Brochu, City Clerk in Old Town, will present a workshop on vital statistics May 5 at the Maine Municipal Association building in Augusta. The event is sponsored by the Maine Town & City Clerks’ Association.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 for members of the MTCCA and $60 for non-members. As the course outline says, “Vital records are the one thing in our society that everyone has in common.”

Participants need to bring their Vital Records Manuals with them. If you do not have a manual, please contact Office Services at 287-2558.

MMTCTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The annual conference of the Maine Municipal Tax Collectors ‘ and Treasurers’ Association will be held on May 14 at The Captain’s Galley Restaurant & Banquet Center in Old Orchard Beach.

This one-day conference features speakers such as: Geoff Herman, Director of State & Federal Relations, MMA; Bill Swan of the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Department; and Wendy Paradis, of the law firm Bernstein & Shur.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends with a door prize drawing at 4 p.m. The cost is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Tax collectors and treasurers seeking certification must stay for the entire conference. Please register through the MMA website at www.memun.org.

ELECTED OFFICIALS
WORKSHOP IN MACHIAS

Key members of the MMA Legal Services and other staff will hold a workshop for elected officials on May 11 at the Science Building on the University of Maine-Machias campus. The workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

The workshop is recommended for newly elected officials, but also for veteran officials who want to brush up on Right to Know requirements, legal requirements for officials and dealing with the media. Please register through the MMA website or by calling the Educational & Affiliate Services office at 1-800-452-8786.