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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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Shoreland Zoning MRC Prepares for the Future
Building Permit Fees Household Hazardous Waste Collection 8/2/14
Flood Insurance Maps Downeast Coastal Corridor Plan
CDBG News Black Woods Recreation Map
Brownfields Drug Free Communities

Household Hazardous Waste Collection HHW Collection
August 2 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Ellsworth High School

  • Residents of participating towns: free disposal of 10 gallons and/or 40 lbs of Household Hazardous Waste and Universal (Electronic) Waste. Please pre-register with your town office before August 2.
  • Residents of non-participating towns: disposal fee $26 per 5 gallon or 20 lbs units.

Details - Click Here or contact Sheri Walsh at 667-7131 / swalsh@hcpcme.org.

MaineDOT Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Request for Proposals

MaineDOT has announced a Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program funding opportunity, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for projects that may benefit 26 feet or larger recreational transient boats.  Project improvements often benefit all users in a harbor or coastal tidewater facility.  This is an important opportunity to help improve Maine coastal communities.  This program is open to municipalities and/or private businesses.


MaineDOT 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 priorties 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.

ENVIRO-GRANTS - Application Deadline August 29, 2014
The City of Ellsworth is offering grants for protecting water resources from pollution within the Union River watershed including Ellsworth, Otis, Mariaville, Waltham, Lamoine, Orland, Surry and Fletcher's Landing. Eligible activities include:

  • Replacement of home heating tanks
  • Upgrading septic systems
  • Land conservation
  • Stormwater management
  • Others

To learn more visit or contact: www.ellsworthmaine.gov
Michele Gagnon mgagnon@ellsworthmaine.gov  669-6608
Elena Piekut epiekut@ellsworthmaine.gov  669-6615

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.

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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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