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    1Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library Present: “Adventures in Ammassalik” A Virtual Talk by Daniel Bookham
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    Events for October

    1st

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library Present: “Adventures in Ammassalik” A Virtual Talk by Daniel Bookham

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Daniel Bookham

    The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library will present Dan Bookham in a Zoom presentation on Thursday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. on his “Adventures in Ammassalik.”

    In early June 2019, Dan Bookham received a cryptic message from an Icelandic friend asking him to call her when he got a second. Six weeks later he was bobbing in a 24-ft boat on the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Greenland, 500 miles from the next nearest humans, and scanning the shoreline for Inuit and Norse ruins. In his talk, Bookham will unveil what the expedition found, saw, and experienced along the way.

    Born, raised, and educated in Britain, Bookham moved to Maine in 1995 and has spent his career in the Pine Tree State, living or working in Bar Harbor, Camden, Belfast, and Rockland. Fascinated by the Arctic and the high north from a young age, in recent years Bookham has been able to realize his dreams of exploring and adventuring in both Iceland and Greenland thanks in no small part to increasing commercial and cultural ties between Iceland and Maine following the relocation of the Icelandic shipping line Eimskip’s US HQ to Portland and the friendships that followed. A former Camden Conference board member, among his other interests Bookham serves on the advisory boards of both the New England Ocean Cluster and the Journal of the North Atlantic and Arctic, and is an occasional contributor of both articles and photography to the latter. He proudly lives in Rockland with his wife and daughter.

    The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov to request a link to attend.

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    5Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    Online Candidate Forum
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    6Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    7Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    8Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Author Talk: Susan Conley
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    5th

    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Zoom Meeting

    Click here for meeting notice

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    October 2, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     Set Agenda for 10/14/2020 Regular Meeting

    Executive Session:  Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. §405(6)(C)(F)&(E) for discussions of property disposition, to hold a Hardship Tax Abatement Hearing, and discussion of a Legal Matter.

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT  www.zoom.com

    CLICK ON “JOIN A MEETING”AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING:

    Meeting ID: 859 6716 6579 Password: 633740

    OR BY PHONE AT 1-646-558-8656

    THIS MEETING IS ALSO BEING LIVE STREAMED THROUGH THE CITY’S WEBSITE, AND BROADCAST OVER SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 1303.  PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL, MAIL AND IN PERSON ON ZOOM.  EMAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CITY MANAGER AT tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

     

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                     STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    Click here for Agenda

    06:00 PM

    Online Candidate Forum

    The League of Women Voters – Midcoast, with cosponsors Rockland Public Library and Midcoast Women, will present a Candidate Forum featuring State Legislative District 93 candidates Valli Geiger and Mike Mullins, and State Senate District 12 candidates Dave Miramant and Gordon Page. The forum will take place on Zoom, with Senate candidates from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. and Legislative candidates from 7:00 – 7:50. Sue Robins of The League of Women Voters of Maine, will moderate.
    This Candidate Forum is open to the public. Register at:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ruFdzHwsQeeUWPnuDMBBIA

    The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed
    and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major
    public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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    06:30 PM

    Virtual Author Talk: Susan Conley

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Susan Conley

    Susan Conley will present a virtual reading and conversation on Thursday, October 8th, at 6:30pm. Conley is the author of four critically acclaimed books, including The Foremost Good Fortune, which won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir, and the novel Paris Was the Place, which was an Indie Next Pick. Her most recent novel, Elsey Come Home, was published by Knopf in 2019 and was a Most Anticipated/Best Book at Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Huffington Post, Southern Living Magazine, Maine Women’s Magazine, and others. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Harvard Review, The New England Review, and Ploughshares. She has received multiple fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council.

    Susan Conley grew up in Maine and has lived and worked in Vermont, California, Boston, and Beijing. She currently resides in Portland, where she is on the faculty of the Stonecoast Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine. She is the co-founder of the Telling Room, a creative writing lab for kids in Portland.

    Conley will read from Elsey Come Home and answer questions about her books and writing career. The program will take place via the Zoom platform. To request the link to attend, please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4pm on the day of the event.

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    13Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    14Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Council Meeting
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    15Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry & More- A Virtual Storytime for Adults & Teens
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    All of the day

    City Offices Closed

    City offices closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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    14th

    06:00 PM

    Council Meeting

    Zoom Meeting

    Click here for Agenda

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               October 9, 2020

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     REGULAR MEETING

    (SEE BELOW FOR AGENDA)

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT  www.zoom.com

    CLICK ON “JOIN A MEETING”AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING:

    Meeting ID: 899 9620 4963 Password: 577712

    OR BY PHONE AT 1-646-558-8656

    THIS MEETING IS ALSO BEING LIVE STREAMED THROUGH THE CITY’S WEBSITE, AND BROADCAST OVER SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 1303.  PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL, MAIL AND IN PERSON ON ZOOM.  EMAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CITY MANAGER AT tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

     ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                     STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    REGULAR MEETING                                AGENDA                               October 14, 2020

     

    1. Roll Call
    2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    3. Public Forum of not more than 30 minutes (5 min. limit each speaker)
    4. Council/Manager Response to Public Comment
    5. Meeting Notice
    6. Reading of the Record
    7. Reports:
    8. City Manager’s Report
    9. City Attorney’s Report
    10. Other Official’s Report
    11. Mayor’s Report

     

    1. Consent Agenda:

    Resolve #38  Appointment to Energy Committee – S. McCarty                    Mayor Westkaemper

    Resolve #41  Accepting Donations – Library                                                            City Council

    Order #54  Accepting Forfeited Assets                                                         City Manager

    Order #55  Accepting Grant Funds – COVID-19 Election Funds                   City Manager

     

    1. Licenses and Permits:
    2. Lodging House License – Trade Winds Motor Inn (Postponed 09/14/20)
    3. Taxi Company License – Schooner Bay (11 taxicabs)(Postponed 09/14/20)
    4. Liquor & Entertainment Licenses – The Grey Owl Bar & Grill
    5. Entertainment License – DownHome Maine

     

    1. Resolves:

    #39  Commendation – R. Fox (20 yrs service)                                              City Council

    #40  Commendation – J. Dutcher (So End Sewer Project)                            City Council

     

    1. Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing:

    #21  Chapter 19, Section 19-306  Cluster Housing (Post 09/14/20)                Mayor Westkaemper

    #28  Chapter 2, Section 2-513  Senior Tax Deferral Program                         Councilor Davis

    #29  Chapter 19, Section 19-309  Membrane/Fabric Structures                     Councilor Geiger

     

    1. Ordinances in First Reading:

    #30  Chapter 4, Section 4-201  Adopting 2018 NFPA Code                          Councilor Dorr

    #31  Chapter 11, Section 11-222 Adult Use Marijuana Regs.                        Councilor Davis

    #32  Chapter 19, Section 19-304  DT Zone; Parking Lots                             Councilor Geiger

     

    1. Orders:

    #56  Authorizing Bids – Sale of City Property (24 Franklin St)                     City Manager

    #57  Authorizing Street Closure Extension – Oak Street                               Councilor Dorr

    #58  Authorizing Deed Restrictions – 243 Old County Rd Quarry                 Mayor Westkaemper

    #59  Authorizing Transfer of Funds – Storm Water Study                            City Manager

     

    1. Adjournment.

     

    Events for October

    15th

    06:30 PM

    Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry & More- A Virtual Storytime for Adults & Teens

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Join librarians Jessie Blanchard & Patty King and friends via Zoom on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 PM for an evening of spooky and strange stories. Teenagers and adults are invited share a 5-10 minute story about a spooky, supernatural or otherworldly experience, either lived or imagined. Blanchard and King will present readings from classic and modern tales of horror.

    To sign up to share a story or to request a Zoom Link to attend, contact King at pking@rocklandmaine.gov. This event is intended for adults and teens as content may not be child-friendly.

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    19Parks & Recreation Public Meeting to discuss future plans for Flanagan Community Center
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    20Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    21Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Special Council Meeting – Executive Session
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    22Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Concert: Sarah Crosby
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    24Drug Take Back Day
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    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting – Executive Session

    Zoom Meeting

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               October 20, 2020

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY,     OCTOBER 21, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. 405(6)(E) for discussion of a legal matter.

     THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY

    VIA ZOOM AND IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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                                                                                     STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

    Events for October

    22nd

    06:30 PM

    Virtual Concert: Sarah Crosby

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Rockland Public Library will host a virtual concert by Sarah Crosby on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30pm. Crosby will perform a mix of cover songs, ranging from Otis Redding to the Cranberries, performed in her own unique style. Her original compositions are inspired by real life and the idealistic world she inhabits inside her mind.

    Sarah Crosby has been singing since she was two years old, with her first ever gig being with her Gram in church. Sarah taught herself some basic chords on the guitar at age 13 and began to grow her confidence in high school by participating in multiple musical classes. In her early twenties, Sarah began playing paying gigs in the Hallowell area. Since then, she has played in many other places around the state, both solo and with other musicians. Today, her love for music is just as passionate as it has been since she was a toddler.

    The concert will take place via the Zoom platform. To request the link to attend, please email pking@rocklandmaine.gov by 4pm on the day of the event.

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    27Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    28Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    29Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Virtual Presentation: Central Maine Ghost Hunters
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    06:30 PM

    Virtual Presentation: Central Maine Ghost Hunters

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Central Maine Ghost Hunters

    Central Maine Ghost Hunters was founded in 2012 by Dustin Marcia. The group consists of 8 Paranormal enthusiasts who share a common goal: to find, study, and research the ethereal beings that exist in the shadows of our world. Their virtual talk will cover their ghostly findings, their own personal experiences with spirits, explanations of their equipment and gear, and their process when conducting a full-scale investigation. To request the link to attend via Zoom, please email pking@rocklandmaine.gov by 4pm on the day of the event.

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    Reminder to Voters – If you call City Hall to request an absentee ballot, you must speak to a person in the office. Requests for absentee ballot cannot be accepted via voicemail message.
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES OR GLOVES!
    ROCKLAND CITY HALL WILL BE REOPENING ON JUNE 1ST. FOUR (4) CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ONE TIME. THE PUBLIC WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS.
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    About Rockland, Maine

    The City of Rockland has always benefited from a unique combination of geography and economics that has made it one of the most beautiful and practical destinations on the coast of Maine. Its nearly 8,000 residents live at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere for sailing and boating for pleasure or sport. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and lighthouse making it one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

    Learn more about Rockland, the History of Rockland or Doing business here.

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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