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
- Upgrading septic
- Land conservation
To learn more visit or contact: www.ellsworthmaine.gov
Michele Gagnon firstname.lastname@example.org 669-6608
Elena Piekut email@example.com 669-6615
MaineDOT Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Program: Solar Powered Safety Devices for approved crossings for this season at a remarkably reduced rate! MaineDOT is in the process of buying a bulk package of RRFB's and your community has the opportunity to get them at only $4800 a pair!
RRFB’s are solar powered flashing lights that drastically improve motor vehicle compliancy rates of stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks without traffic signals. These flashing beacons are solar powered and really grab the attention of drivers, which makes a particular crossing much more visible and safe for pedestrians. They really make a difference in creating a walkable environment!
Once the order comes in, alls the municipalities have to do is to install them, which is very easy. If your community wants to request an RRFB for the $4800, please have someone from the town call Steve Landry at 624-3632 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to discuss the potential location. The deadline is September 3rd.
Hancock County Planning Commission Countywide Brownfields Assessment
Request for Proposals
- Submission Deadline September 22, 2014
Introducing Green Infrastructure Workshop - Planning for Resilience
Monday, September 29th 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium, 1 City Hall Plaza Ellsworth
Green Infrastructure is a network of natural areas that benefits nature and people. The green
infrastructure approach to planning helps communities balance environmental and economic goals.
Registration is free, but seating is limited. Pre-register by September 3rd.
Questions: Contact Ruta Dzenis
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation
Municipal Planning Assistance Program
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.
Special Collection of Banned and Unusable Pesticides
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.
This free disposal program is open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collection will occur at sites located in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland.
Registration by September 26, 2014, is mandatory—drop-ins are not permitted. To register, get details, and learn important information about the temporary storage and transportation of obsolete pesticides, go to the BPC Web site at thinkfirstspraylast.org , or call 207-287-2731.
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.