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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 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

Introducing Green Infrastructure Workshop - Planning for ResilienceCoastal Map
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 and Forestry
Municipal Planning Assistance Program
207-287-2851 ruta.dzenis@maine.gov

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.

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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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