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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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MaineDOT Public Meeting March 4 Ellsworth Brownfields and Solid Waste News
Stormwater Runoff Using Traffic Count Data
Shoreland Zoning Guidelines Released Traffic Incident Management Teams
Wind Energy Noise Standards Changed More LIDAR Topo Data for Hancock County
Home Composters for Sale Online Map Services

Earth Maching Poster

2015 Home Composting Promotion

HCPC is offering earth machine home composting systems and covered kitchen pails. Click on the poster to open an order form.

Complete and return the form before April 27, 2015.


Long Range Transportation Public Meeting: Ellsworth City Hall, March 4 2:00 - 4:00 PM

The Maine Department of Transportation is looking to "Talk Transportation" and seek public input regarding transportation issues during a series of public meetings throughout the state in February, March and April.

Input from the meetings will help MaineDOT in two ways. First it will assist them in understanding the needs of the public and various stakeholders to help the Department formulate its Long Range Needs Assessment. The Long Range Needs Assessment documents anticipated transportation system needs for the future 20 years, with a greater emphasis on the next 10 years. Public input is an important part of this long range planning process.

This meeting will help the department to gather input on short term issues and needs. The agenda will include a brief presentation by MaineDOT staff regarding the Department's processes followed by interactive discussions to gain input from the attendees.

For more information, please contact Scott Rollins, Assistant Director of Planning, at 207-624-3300 or Jim Fisher at 207-667-7131.

Community Matters More:
Vote your support for the Down East Sunrise Trail. NO DONATION NECESSARY.
Cast Your Vote Today Voting ends Friday, February 28, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Make use of that snow:
The Down East Sunrise Trail will host a cross county ski event Saturday, February 14 starting at the Washington Junction Parking Area. Sign in at 9:30 AM. FMI.. visit www.sunrisetrail.org

MaineDOT Releases 2015-2017 Workplan

MaineDOT has published the lastest edition of the three year work plan. This document summarizes projects by location, work to be done, when it will be built and the amount of funding raised.

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.

Maine Department of Transportation Drafts Request for Proposals for Planning Partnership Initiative (Proposal Deadline: Not Applicable) A new program is under design for transportation planning that encourages towns to apply for funding of specific planning projects that can be completed in four to nine months. As proposed, towns would be responsible for 50% of the total project cost. See the draft guidelines here. Contact Jim Fisher at HCPC if you have questions. We will post the final announcement when it is available.

MaineDOTMaineDOT Transportation Surveys

1) MaineDOT Public Opinion Survey on long-range transportation needs. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of transportation in Maine!

The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking for input for their statewide long-range transportation plan. Your answers will affect the way the Department sets goals, objectives, and strategies for future transportation projects in Maine.

2) MaineDOT Customer Satisfaction Survey: Let MaineDOT know your priorities for future transportation investments. Should MaineDOT invest in airports, transit systems smoother roads? Which is more important to you? The survey only takes a couple minutes.

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HCPC, 395 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Voice: (207) 667-7131 Fax: (207) 667-2099
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