Contact: Tom Martin, HCPC Planner
395 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-7131 (office)
207-667-2099 (fax)
207-460-2665 (cell)

Date: April 26, 2006
RE: Upcoming Event

Next Striking a Balance Forum Scheduled for May 31

Striking a Balance organizers announce that the sixth 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 Wednesday, May 31. Topics included in this forum are Protecting Watersheds, Shoreland Zoning, Site Plan Review and Highway Access Management.

Participants must register by Friday, May 19. 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 Travis Hussey, Union River Watershed; Bruce Mattson, Maine Department of Transportation; Rich Baker, Shoreland Zoning Coordinator for Maine DEP; and Phil Carey, State Planning Office.

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 Tom Martin, HCPC Planner, at 667-7131 or