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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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The Orland Waterfront Committee will be hosting a public meeting to review and discuss the Draft Orland Village Waterfront Plan on October 11, 2016.
The meeting will include a presentation of the findings of the Committee regarding the current state of waterfront access, parking, bicycle-pedestrian safety, and other related issues in the village area, as well as goals and strategies for improvement and enhancement. The Committee is actively seeking public participation, questions, and comments in this planning process, and anticipate completion of the final plan by the end of the year. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the conference room of the Orland Community Center.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jen Boothroyd at 207-667-7131 or email at jboothroyd@hcpcme.org.

Apply for Free Smart Growth Technical Assistance from EPA!

EPA invites communities to apply for targeted technical assistance to help overcome barriers to implementing smart growth development approaches. Communities can choose from tools to help them make development more equitable, attract infill development, assess policies in small towns and rural areas, improve resilience to floods, or promote streets that are safe for all users and provide environmental benefits. The deadline is October 12, 2016.

Read the 2016-2017 Request for Letters of Interest to learn how to apply.

Free Training for LPIs! A number of plumbing code training sessions are being held throughout the state, including one in Ellsworth on October 11th. You will get 2 IP contact hours for this training, which is offered through PFR. For more details, click here.

HCPC has compost bins and recycling bins for sale! Recycling bins are $9 and compost bins are $48. They can be purchased at HCPC during regular business hours. For more information, call Sheri at 667-7131.

Miss the annual Household Hazardous Waste collection event? Here are some other ideas for safely disposing of household hazardous waste. If you need to dispose of paint, find a collection site near you at www.paintcare.org.


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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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