Contact: Sherry Churchill, HCPC Planner
395 State St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-7131 (office)
207-667-2099 (fax)
207-460-2665 (cell)

Date: March 3, 2006
RE: Upcoming Event

Next Striking a Balance Forum Scheduled for March 30

Striking a Balance organizers announce that the fifth forum in the subdivision related on-going series has been scheduled to take place at the VFW Hall on the Washington Junction Road from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Topics included in this forum are non-point source pollution and neighborhood associations. Participants must register by Friday, March 24. A registration fee of $17.00 will include a light meal and materials. Please note that doors will open at 5:00 for registrations; the program will begin at promptly 6:00 p.m.

Speakers include Lamarr Cannon from the Non-point Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) program and attorney Dale Worthen from Eaton Peabody. Time permitting, a short video about vegetative buffers will also be shown.

Striking a Balance was developed to address issues related to personal property rights and subdivision development in Hancock County. Striking a Balance has been very well received in Hancock County, often attracting more than 100 participants consisting of municipal officials, real estate agents, code enforcement officers, developers, students and members of the community at large. Partners in this ambitious effort include the Hancock County Planning Commission, Down East Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Gouldsboro Planning Board, and the Union River Watershed Coalition.

To register, or for more information, please contact Sherry Churchill, HCPC Planner, at 667-7131 or