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Hancock County
Planning Commission

A voluntary association of governments in Hancock County, Maine

HCPC has been providing planning and related government-support assistance to Hancock County municipalities since 1970. Our services now include special projects such as support for healthy communities, housing and community development planning and hazardous waste planning. Explore these developments along with our ongoing work in land use, transportation, economic development, solid waste and recycling:

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National Park Service Transportation Plan Schoodic Ped, Pedal, Paddle Program
Importance of Following Ordinances Food Recovery Hierarchy
Preparing Successful CDBG Applications Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
Rockweed Rules Grants for Historic Preservation, transportation planning, recreation and conservation, culvert upgrades
Four Brownfield Investigations Completed


Needed to work in areas such as transportation planning, grant writing and administration, coastal resources, healthy community planning, and GIS.  The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of regional planning; excellent verbal and writing capabilities; experience using Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, graphic design and website management; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with collaborating agencies,  public officials, volunteer committees, other employees, and the general public. Master's Degree in Community Planning or related field preferred, plus 2 to 5 years professional planning experience; AICP or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Part-time work with flexible hours is possible.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Mail or e-mail resume and cover letter by September 11, 2015 to:

Hancock  County Planning Commission
395 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Mainers Urged to Sign Up for Free Disposal of Banned, Unusable Pesticides
08/12/2015 09:29 AM EDT

AUGUSTA-This October, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's (DACF) Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will team up with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help Mainers dispose of banned pesticides or unusable pesticides. More ...

Department of Environmental Protection Grants for Stream Crossing Improvements

In an effort to improve public safety and minimize impacts on water quality and aquatic habitat, The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for projects to implement public infrastructure improvements at stream crossings, including culvert upgrades.
Beginning May 29, 2015, eligible recipients may apply for grant monies for improvements to public infrastructure. Project proposals much address improvements, modifications, repairs or upgrades to existing culverts or stream crossings. Eligible recipients must describe how the proposed project meets the following criteria:

  • Benefits water quality
  • Improves habitat for wildlife, fish and other aquatic life ( such as through the replacement of blocked or poorly sized culverts or stream crossings)
  • Improves public safety by reducing risk of infrastructure failure (such as culvert washouts)
  • Includes provisions for climate resiliency (such as flood protection, prevention and control at the project site and downstream)

For more information please visit Maine DEP’s website or contact Leslie Anderson at leslie.anderson@maine.gov.

Find your Floodplain

HCPC has created an easy user-interface for you to see FEMA's preliminary flood insurance maps for Hancock County. Click on the area of interest to download a PDF file showing the proposed flood insurance map. The 90 day comment period has closed. However, final maps will not be released until summer, 2016. Appeals may further delay the process. Subsequent changes will require a Letter of Map Amendment or LOMA.


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HCPC, 395 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Voice: (207) 667-7131 Fax: (207) 667-2099
EMail: hcpc@hcpcme.org - Map to HCPC

The Hancock County Planning Commission prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. The HCPC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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